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A bridge over the Gooseberry River in Gooseberry Falls State Park with fog coming in off Lake Superior.
Insect gall on a Magnolia flower
Sergio, bazuko addict in Medellin
Glorious Alaskan Sunset
Natural beauty
Real friendship
Funeral Ceremony
Local wife
Spring Moss and Fall Leaves
lifeguards
Two bridges of Istanbul connecting Asia with Europe
Forgotten Treasure
The mystery behind the eye
Man in the sand hill
A Calm Spectator
Bufflehead Landing
Torii Gate of Itsukushima Shrine
Sunset Over Music City
Smile and fence
A snowflake's moment as it fell on the camera.
public market
Girl swimming in sunrise
Central Market Food Vendors
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Forgotten Treasure

While recently traveling through the Azores, I snuck into the abandoned Monte Palace Hotel. Shuttered nearly three decades ago, it's a hollow shell of what was once considered the ultimate in luxury travel. The flooded first floor gives off a feeling of damp loneliness. These emotions of longing made the building a great place to photograph. Time may stand still there, but deterioration does not.

TAGS: Abandoned, Azores, Balcony, Hotel, Portugal

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© Kelly Watts.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 11.2018
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 3:25 a.m.
Camera Make: Google
Camera Model: Pixel 2
Focal Length: 4.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/220
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO50
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PHOTO LOCATION Sete Cidades, Portugal