While the Hotel Columbia has been abandoned for over a decade, one would hardly know this to look at it - many rooms look more or less like this, somewhat disheveled, but hardly in the state of advanced decay that most of the buildings I study are. Still, as can be inferred from the red carpeting and the bathroom design pictured here, it has been much longer than a decade since anything was done to update the decor… Sadly, while the Columbia is certainly in salvageable condition, the Korean investment conglomerate that owns it wants it as a tax shelter and nothing more - there are currently no plans to save the building, and soon enough, water damage will make rehabilitation prohibitively expensive.
The abandoned Babcock Building in South Carolina. Part of the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum that functioned from the 1850’s to later 1900’s. Source
Abandoned Fairbanks City Bus 142 on Stampede Trail near the Sushana River. This was the ‘Magic Bus’ used by Chris McCandless in his final days. Source
The abandoned Chicken Church in Indonesia. Source.
Abandoned Parade Equipment - Next to the busy Avenida Brasil and a large favela lie some bright carnival parade ruins. Having been out of use for over 3 years, the remains of these awesome works has had a toll taken on them from scavengers and metal scrappers alike. The depiction of smiling faces, women, animals and mosaics of color bask in a lone gravel filled lot. Located on the grounds of a formerly abandoned and now demolished factory, only a few of the exteriors of these fantastically designed displays are left.Source