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A Paradise That Became a Ghost Town (31 pics)

Posted in RANDOM       1 Sep 2010       27747       18

This is what is left of Gagra, a resort city on the Black Sea coast.

With its climate close to subtropical, Gagra was a popular health resort in Imperial and Soviet Russia among Russian elite. It was a paradise with its pleasant climate, a royal palace and a number of buildings in an eclectic variety of styles from around Europe. The park that surrounded the resort was also very popular with tropical trees and even parrots and monkeys imported to give it an exotic feel.

But the war between Abkhazia (political entity within Georgia which status is disputed) and Georgia in 1992-1993 deserted the place making it all ruins and a ghost town.

 


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Immaculate Decay 9 year s ago
beautiful ruins....
someone should consider starting up some Goth Adventure tours!
       
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V 9 year s ago
How sad. Such a beautiful place even in a state of ruin. It must have been breath-taking once.
       
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croat 9 year s ago
same like as,sad
       
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vventura 9 year s ago
gagra was part of the rep. of georgia until russia and abkhazia until took this land from this country by war! thay killed thousands of innocent people (native georgians) and thousands became refugees! it truly was a paradise when it was part of georgia and became a ghost town after war and after it was made the part of russian empire! but one day the whole region of abkhazia will part of GEORGIA again and then it will be built again more beautiful and more prosperous then it ever was!
       
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DJ 9 year s ago
Computer game Syberia in Reality.
       
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Mephisto 9 year s ago
Nowdays this town is rebuild and there are coming many tourists avery year
       
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lex 9 year s ago
Pictures 21 and 22 - the lights are on and so is the water fountain.... someone explain.
       
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Jayzen Freeze 9 year s ago
Ghost town or not I would live there in a heartbeat.
       
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major7 9 year s ago
what the hell has happened?
       
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caroline 9 year s ago
somebody should fix this place up...sooo pretty even for a ghost town
       
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incognito562 9 year s ago
such a beautiful place, i would love to travel there someday.
       
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Soendoro Soetanto 9 year s ago
What a pity. It is such a beautiful place.

Soendoro Soetanto
       
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lurker 9 year s ago
100 percent of pure awesomeness. but also sad.
       
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SuperMilow 9 year s ago
some one should rebuild it
       
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:( 9 year s ago
wow..very beautiful if its town be take care.
       
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bunga 9 year s ago
What a beautyfull place.... Itz not lookz like a ghost town...itz still a paradise...
I wanna go there...huhu... Really a wonderfull place...
O yAa... Pict 21 n 22 ...is that a past pict???
       
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daknyaz 9 year s ago
I was there right after war. It was scary. Holes from the bullets, armor on most cars. But the nature was in its origins. It is my favorite resort.
       
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kokie1846 7 year s ago
I want to go there, this place is amazing even in ruin!
       
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