Earliler this year I visited Bulgaria, where I was astonished by the number of unfinished hotels left to decay around the landscape such as this 200,000 square metre property on the Black Sea. In this case, the place was said to be abandoned during construction due to the Russian mafiosi responsible running away with the investment money after an economic downturn.
I quickly fell in love with these monumental structures. They are sculptures of buildings, imitations of hotels. They’re a pretense, a mimicry, an outline. They embody the failings of capitalism, the corruption, the opportunism of a fickle market.
They’re all over the world. North Korea, Egypt, Greece, America. Anywhere which has experience a sudden boom and decline in hotel construction.