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Tucepi, Croatia

Hotel Jadran. Once the smartest hotel on Tucepi's coastline with its own sea jetty and now unused since the war. When war was declared tourists were evacuated as quickly as possible from Croatia and all the hotels were filled with refugees. After the war it was sold to a Russian and has been left to decay and vandalism. The land it sits on is a prime location and no doubt a new hotel will eventually be built here.

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  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Oct 2012, 06:28
This is a fine study in real estate John, they are bound to develop it
John Prior: Yes I think so, the original purchase was widely seen as money laundering.
Must have felt eery Jonn given it's history?
John Prior: I did not pluck up enough courage to enter it, but have found shots on the web from those who have, it had a rather good central circular staircase.
A sad end but no doubt something tasteless will take its place one daygrin
John Prior: This is seen as very much from the communist era, but I thought it was once rather nice.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Oct 2012, 08:41
It does make you wonder why anyone would ever consider war, John! What a heartache to those who remember its glory days.
John Prior: Yes Indeed, not sure I trust the nationalistic Serbian attitudes though, acts that happened in this war take a lot of forgiving.
What a great shame, it must have been a very fine place to stay.
John Prior: We were told It was by out hotel guide, apparently it had some rather fine paintings, nobodies sure what happened to those.
I imagine touring this property was a bizarre experience. Great shots John smile
John Prior: Abandoned buildings set the imagination racing, I was not quite brave enough to go inside, can't be sure of what you'd find or encounter smile
Una lástima que después de la guerra queden huellas que la recuerden. buen collage, saludos!!
John Prior: Indeed there are plenty of reminders of the recent war in Croatia, quite a lot of people left and made new lives elsewhere, leaving abandoned houses that had the roofs removed.
Your images of Croatia continue to amaze me - beautiful images of a unique country!

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