The global recession has reared its ugly head once again. With news of homes and even private boats abandoned, it was only a matter of time before the great works of artists and architects suffered a similar fate. Just a few months ago, a proud structure stood here, a testament to humankind’s creativity, ingenuity, and industry:
Now, see what remains:
This photo, perhaps, offers a better glimpse at the scale of the disaster:
The cinematographer in the foreground didn’t move once as I took this photograph of the scene. Perhaps he was paralyzed by guilt. Perhaps he had lost his job in the economic crisis and didn’t know what to do next. He just stood, leaning slightly back, as if he had been hastily assembled out of prefabricated plastic components, then abandoned.
Not far away was yet another relic, which in better times had been a sparkling new museum:
Now, just a battered shell of the monument remains:
I made this video to document the sad remains of the once-proud edifice.