Abandoned resort in Croatia
On the last day of the trip on Croatia weather suddenly turned bad, depriving us of the opportunity to spend a couple of extra hours in Dubrovnik. Rain, the charge in the morning, hardly rained incessantly. As the penultimate point of the program before leaving in any case, was a visit to Kupari, headed straight there - reasoning that even if the rain hurt the walk, so even out of the car something so we'll see.
A bit of history: in the Kupari resort was built in the second half of the 20th century and was considered the best and most luxurious hotel complex in Yugoslavia. The construction has been invested over a billion dollars from the country's military budget. In the local hotels could accommodate about two thousand guests at a time - mostly superior officers of the JNA (Yugoslav People's Army) and their families. The complex also had a personal residence of Marshal Tito, where he often took high foreign guests.
In 1991, when Croatia was at war for independence, Kupari was captured by Serb forces - after all hotels were shelled with missile frigates and boats on the beach in front of the resort was landed the largest amphibious assault in the history of the JNA - the military significance of the operation remained secret murky, but almost everything that was valuable here, was looted.
After the war, the resort has not been rebuilt - hotels lie in ruins and only the locals come in the summer on the local beach, is still considered one of the best in the county.
Before the trip, I made a small list of abandoned objects throughout Croatia - with the approximate coordinates, but the exact location of this resort is to find forgotten. Along the way, it turned out that Kupari - quite a flourishing town, and the hotel is located a little away. However, to find it was not difficult - just the third track, is lost in the realm of lush vegetation, has led us to the right place.
In fact, the hotels themselves from the almost invisible - nature gradually takes its toll. Especially when we were looking for a resort, there was zero visibility - neighborhood reliably hid a dense wall of rain. This card I made already on the way back.
The first building, which caught us on the road. The picture is quite peculiar - shot through glass coated with water droplets.
The next building immediately on the right - this hotel is "Grand". Perhaps the oldest in Kupari - it was built in 1919. Frankly, I'm ashamed to take him for a villa of Marshal Tito. As a result, we end up with the villa itself and have not seen - and what it was looking for when she and so the nose?
In general, the desire to walk on the dead by the property at me for a long time struggled with the reluctance to get wet - considering that another day to spend in airports and airplanes, without the possibility to change into dry clothes. At some point the picture outside the window was about this.
As a result lyubopystvo still won, and wrapped from head to toe in cellophane and put together some sort of a protective cover for the camera tucked under the arm of the package, I went to the same shoot. Generally, the same "Grand" I did a few races - until the rain is not stopped. More cards are in a logical rather than chronological order.
Hotel "Grand", left side. On the walls are clearly visible bullet holes.
Hotel "Grand", right side view. Actually, I think that there were only a reception and a restaurant, and rooms directly in the part that is visible on the right (by the way, it is quite long, 100-150 meters).
Vegetation, for which has long been no one was watching, quietly chosen closer.
I think a couple of decades, and the ivy definitively close all visible parts of the walls.
I understand that room behind the door was once a restaurant.
of the hotel rooms are located in this part of the - here the road is not so easy to pin down.
"Grand" view from the front. Part of the roof caved in on the right inside.
In the right wing, apparently, it was once a restaurant.
Even now, looking at some details of the interior, it is possible to imagine how pathetic look this hall 25 years ago.
Lobby. trim parts hanging from the ceiling and swing in the wind, but the tiles on the floor still looks like new.
The entrance and staircase to the second floor.
The same staircase, the view from the second floor. Behind the back - room, buried under the remains of the roof.
The hall on the second floor. It is possible that here, too, there was a restaurant - in any case, the door on the right leads to the kitchen.
The same room, the view from the other side. In the second column of visible collapse.
From the windows a beautiful view of the sea.
View: embankment, the mountains, the storm.
Another view from the window - shutters in some places preserved. In general, the overall atmosphere is quite osvoeobraznaya - I was not feeling that something like that I have seen in the Jagged Alliance 2 game.
Another view from the window "Grand". On the left - the hotel "Goritsina". Again, it starts to rain.
In general, it is very unnerving while walking wind - palm tree under the window swung so that it could collapse at any moment.
Pier in front of hotel "Grand", visible on the hotel "Pelegrin". Immediately after having made the frame, I had to quickly run away - waves gush through a side and covered the whole waterfront.
View from the beach. Weather whispers.
Another view from the beach, close to the hotel "Pelegrin".
small groups of stalls on the promenade. I do not know what was in them, when the resort was still alive, but during the war they are clearly used as pillboxes - everywhere there are traces of bullets.
of the waterfront view from the stalls.
came across a lonely boat - seemingly quite suitable for use.
Pier with stalls, you can see the hotel on "Goritsina".
The road leads to the hotel "Pelegrin". Right - hotel "Kupari".
The hotel "Pelegrin". I understand that Marshal Tito's villa is located somewhere behind him. Frankly, too lazy to go inside.
Another view of the hotel "Pelegrin" - on the beach side.
Once the trim path leads to the hotel "Kupari".
A general view of the hotel "Kupari".
Once you get through the bush, I found that can be accessed directly through the window to the pool.
The swimming pool "Kupari". Quite noisy during the storm the place - the remains of the roof cool rattle in the wind.
In general, strange - despite the fact that in all the towns in Croatia graffiti are everywhere, those seen in Kupari can on one hand to count.
selected greens and to this hotel. When sought information about Kupala, I came across a few notes on the eye that the Croatian Government is actively looking for investors who would take over the resort's recovery. But something tells me here soon will have nothing to recover, time takes its toll.
I did not understand that it was for the gray items that littered the entire pool - great to resemble the contents of some seats. But, most of all, once they too were part of the roof.
Through the visible remains of the roof ventilation system and housing with the hotel rooms.
To be honest, the hotel "Pelegrin" I have no particular interest aroused, and time was not so much, so headed back to the hotel "Goritsina".
View from the quay at the hotel "Goritsina".
One of the hotel buildings "Goritsina".
Inside - almost complete devastation. Although some elements intact so far.
The staircase leading to the second floor. Stage all broken out - I suppose were of marble.
View from the second floor.
The corridor of the second floor. Right - the door to the numbering.
The typical balcony - the others look exactly the same. Here and there across the whole glass.
View from the balcony of the resort. On the left - the hotel "Pelegrin" closest - "Grand", right behind him - "Kupari".
A little aside - almost a jungle.
Entry into the territory of the hotel "Goritsina". By the way, when driving up to the resort, was one fork. The road to the left marked with a "dead end." I understand that it is here it ends.
The inner courtyard of the hotel.
The same yard, but from the side.
View from the shelter of one of the entrances to the hotel.
The second floor of the hotel "Goritsina". Apparently, there was once a recreation area.
The remains of sofas and panoramic windows overlooking the beach.
View all the same hotel "Pelegrin".
I can not imagine what it looked like before - now there is only the frame.
View. The hotel itself is in a poor state. Red box at the bottom looks like a totally foreign object. I do not be surprised if it still works.
Another view from the window.
The stairs leading to the lobby of the hotel. Trees are already inside.
Lobby. There are no windows to speak of, the ceiling dripping water.
The elevator shaft. Open squares - the second, third, fourth floor, respectively.
Gallery leading to the residential unit. From her little left.
Exit the hotel on the waterfront.
And one more photo with a facade in the end.
In general, rumored to be under the hotel complex there is also underground - which I in general would not be surprised at all, especially given the military nature of the resort. Unfortunately, this information came after a trip - but it would have tried to look for.