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Sunset over Portugal
Monument to the Discoveries
colorful buildings in Porto
Monument to the Discoveries
Drying clothes on line
Elderly passenger lost in thought while riding the tram in Lisbon.
Seagulls at the Atlantic shore in Porto, Portugal
The Ponte 25 de Abril rises towards the skies over Lisbon
Trees from Portugal
The stations of youth to eternity
Basking in the Beauty
Forgotten Treasure
Curled Fern
Skylight
World's Best Roadblock
Monte Palace
Routes of life: the rivers reflect our lives
Ashes
Carcavelos beach by night, Portugal
Shadow and Light Patterns
Terceira Island
 The Designer
Natural resemblance VIII
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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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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.
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Camera Model: Pixel 2
Focal Length: 4.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/220
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO50
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