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Once a Classy Hotel by Matthias-Haker Once a Classy Hotel by Matthias-Haker
©Matthias Haker 2012
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My first thought is "Where in the world did the photographer find such a place?"
When I look at this photo I wonder how glorious this place must have looked at one time, before such decay took place, before the ceiling caved in, before the wallpaper peeled off. What sort of devistation caused this disaster? Was it a fire, a tornado...or just plain neglect.
How many people slept here, lived here for short periods of time.
The placement of the chair is perfect. One can picture the ghost of people past who visited this remarkable place. This is truly a great and moving photo. Congratulations to the photographer. A true artist.... Thanks.....SAT
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So many things can be said about this picture. So many thoughts come to our minds when we view it. What happened here? How long has it been? Were any lives lost here?

Of course, we as viewers can only speculate what happened. What I love about this picture is the fact that this place still used wallpaper instead of paint. Wallpaper was usually used in the olden days, before simple interior wall paint was an easier choice.

After all, who wants to use wallpaper these days?

The darkness of the wallpaper suggests fire had something to do with the decay, as does the ash and debris-covered wooden floor. The backs of the wallpaper has a yellow film, suggesting a fair amount of nicotine-containing smoke had once clung to these walls.

Overall, I give everything a 4.5 star rating because, nothing is ever perfect aside from the Impact -- which I feel greatly impacts one's mind. It brings out many questions and curiosities and really gets one into thinking about how grand a place like this might've been back in the day.

Well done! Keep up the fantastic photography and keep bringing us stories captured on the film of your camera! A thousand words can be said with a photograph, and this here is a perfect example.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! I've used the title of this piece in a poem for of my Found Poetry Project Heart
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lilburi4ever Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And you have to imagine that people once slept in these beds.
Very cool photo :)
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adrianinked Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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Andrew310 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Is this a 2-star or 3-star on hotels.com?
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:iconfester6:
fester6 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
wonderfull shot !!
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Tofi666 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bravo...
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:iconwestwo0d:
westwo0d Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Awesome, at first I thought it was a drawing.
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:iconagentofthenight:
agentofthenight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
A few throw rugs, maybe a coat of paint and a new carpet and you could call it home
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:iconelspatula:
elspatula Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I wonder where you find these amazing places ...
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:iconnapoca:
napoca Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Für ein IKEA Katalog wohl kaum geeignet ;-)
...doch für jede Kunstgalerie eine vorzügliche Auswahl!
Gefällt mir sehr gut.
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so spooky when everything is just left in place.
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SleepyHeadKL Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student
urban ex to the best
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:iconi8magic:
i8magic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
amazing and evocative, wow.
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:icontimelord333:
Timelord333 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's really amazing!
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:iconmrtequila:
MrTeQuila Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
hmmmm gooodd :D
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:iconvixeyy:
vixeyy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this one also is amazing!
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:iconrobbiemcsweeney:
RobbieMcSweeney Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There's a face on the wall! (far right)
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:iconkimerajam:
kimerajam Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Did you use HDR ??
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:iconzaccool14:
zaccool14 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice hotel enjoy
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:iconmadyb:
madyb Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
if an art director made this scene, then wow
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HEIANYOANN Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Digital Artist
it is like SILENT HILL
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kamiliazizah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agree! :D
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nascherer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Disturbing!
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bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
awesome shot. Old, abandoned places are fascinanting :)
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:iconkraly81:
Kraly81 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
After Nazi occupation?
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jbphillips Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I wish there was a before pic.
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:iconechosnake:
echosnake Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Reminds me of Portal 2.
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:iconrenehaan:
ReneHaan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Nice.
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Choco-Doll123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Wow !!
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YOKIM34 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
that is amazing! O:
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rpaezp Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazin picture.
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aliasxneo3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd totally sleep there. Haha, wouldn't it be interesting though? Lying there thinking, "This is pretty cool, its not everyday people get a chance to do this.......what if the roof collapses in...?"
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bowwing333 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh look...Silent Hill!
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NarutoMustDie842 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongreatjobplz:
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BlueDragonART Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why did they leave so much behind?
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:iconthrewthedoor:
threwthedoor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah yes, you had a reservation for Purgatory Suites? You'll be staying in the Room of a Thousand Sorrows. Just wait till you try the room service, it's to die for!
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Irish-Shannen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I hate how people are saying that this is awesome.
my house burnt down last year.
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SaphJebus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
They're saying that the picture is nice. Shut up.
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:iconirish-shannen:
Irish-Shannen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how about you.
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tjcooper666 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like it caught on fire or something...
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:icondonuholes1357:
Donuholes1357 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Artist
What happened to the room??????
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Addictlove Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once a classy hotel, now a battered wasteland.
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JustMeRicky Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Wow! Where is this?
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:iconlindesign:
Lindesign Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Wow
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GalacticRainbow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
funny, this reminds me of the hotel my aunt described to me while she was on vacation :XD:
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AquaDragonDavanin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Makes me wonder, what happend to it over the years...
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