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Living in the Ruins of an Old Soviet Sanatorium

The Soviet sanatorium in the Georgian town of Tskaltubo was all the rage during the days of the Soviet Union, as visitors believed that the region's water had healing properties.

But after the Iron Curtain fell, the sanatorium was abandoned and left in ruins ... until 1992 when thousands of people fleeing from war sought shelter there. Today, 25 years and several generations later, hundreds of displaced people still living in the ruins of the Tskaltubo sanatorium.

In his gorgeously haunting series Sanatorium, photographer Ryan Koopmans documented the crumbling buildings and the people who still call them home.

Don't miss the vimeo clip:

... and this interview with The Calvert Journal.


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Excellent find, and a superb photoessay; thanks for posting this.

At the risk of sounding culturally insensitive, I think it would be interesting to live in that sanatorium (for a short time) (in warm weather).
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Just so you know, the past tense of seek is sought, not seeked. It's a niggling detail and I hate to bring it up, but there it is.
Great story, though.
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