16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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 damp disintegrating hallways give off a feel of hopelessness and unfulfilled dreams. That said, it was an amazing place to photograph. Time may stand still there, but deterioration does not.
© Kelly Watts.
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||Nov. 29, 2018, 11:39 p.m.