|Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3)
|Date Taken: 2015-07-21|
|Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2015-08-02 18:59|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Driving past almost every day, it is a sad sight to see this once proud hotel to be in such a state of deterioration. We spent a night there when we first arrived in the area and it was still functioning very well when it was transferred to a new regime. Mismanagement (and corruption, I suppose) led to its closure and abandonment soon afterwards.|
The Amathola (now spelled Amathole) mountain range is a beautiful landmark in the area and so was this hotel which was named after it. The mountains still exist.
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- [2015-08-03 9:54]
Old buildings and decay must be the strongest magnet for any photographer, Well done with this shot.
Hope you don't mind the workshop - I tried to emphasise the decay and give it a more old world feel.
A wonderrful shot. What memories must be from there?
I see many places going to ruin, and as you say it is a sad but realistic situation. Nice reflections on the wet road surface and the wasted building has good external details. Maybe a tighter crop on the front elevation to decrease the almost distracting sky area.