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Amathola Hotel

Amathola Hotel
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 405 W: 61 N: 331] (3175)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-21
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-08-02 18:59
Viewed: 785
Points: 5
[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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To Jonathan: In retrospectcorjan3 1 08-16 04:50
To andrei: Thank youcorjan3 1 08-03 11:23
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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?

Hi Neels,
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.

Hello Neels! Fantastic ruins. Superb take. Seey Yoy my alternative take in the Workshop, please.

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