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Monte Palace

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.

TAGS: Abandoned, Azores, 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. 29, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Camera Make: Google
Camera Model: Pixel 2
Focal Length: 4.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/33
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO400
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