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Abandoned Palaces By Michael Kerrigan

Abandoned Palaces by Michael Kerrigan

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From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces uses stunning photographs to tell the stories behind dilapidated structures from all around the world.

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Abandoned Palaces by Michael Kerrigan

Built to last, built to impress, built with style and grandeur - it is all the more remarkable when the most ostentatious of buildings fall into disrepair and become ruins. From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces tells the stories behind dilapidated structures from all around the world. From ancient Roman villas to the French colonial hill station in Cambodia that was one of the final refuges of the Khmer Rouge, the book charts the fascinating decline of what were once the homes and holiday resorts of the most wealthy. Ranging from crumbling hotels in the Catskill Mountains or in Mozambique to grand mansions in Taiwan, and from an unfinished Elizabethan summerhouse to a modern megalomaniac's estate too expensive ever to be completed, the reasons for the abandonment of these buildings include politics, bankruptcy, personal tragedies, natural and man-made disasters, as well as changing tastes and fashions. With 150 outstanding colour photographs exploring more than 100 hauntingly beautiful locations, Abandoned Palaces is a brilliant and moving pictorial examination of worlds we have left behind.

About Michael Kerrigan

Michael Kerrigan was educated at St. Edward's College and University College, Oxford, England. He is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, Ancients In Their Own Words, World War II Plans That Never Happened, and American Presidents: A Dark History. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. Michael Kerrigan lives with his family in Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Introduction THE AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN Sosneado Hot Springs Hotel, Mendoza, Argentina Hotel del Salto, Santandercito, Colombia Halcyon Hall, Bennett College, New York, USA Igloo City, Alaska, USA Bannerman Castle, New York State, USA Boldt Castle, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, New York, United States Hotel del Salto, San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia Sans-Souci Palace, Haiti WESTERN EUROPE Ebenfurth Castle, Wiener-Neustadt-Land, Austria Chapel, Ladendorf Castle, Mistelbach, Austria Cha teau Miranda, Celles, Namur, Belgium Cha teau Lumie re, Sainte-Croixeau-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France Prora, Ru gen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany Sammezzano Castle, Leccio, Tuscany, Italy Dona Chica's Castle, Palmeira, Braga, Portugal Castle Saunderson, Belturbet, Cavan, Ireland Seacliff House, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, London EASTERN EUROPE Ruzhany Palace, Pruzhany District, Belarus Memorial House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Prince Smetsky's Palace, Gulripshi, Abkhazia Sumskas Manor, Sumskas, Vilnius, Lithuania Bozkow Palace, Klodzko County, Lower Silesia, Poland Sobanski Palace, Guzo w, Mazovia, Poland Faberge Farmstead, Levashovo, St Petersburg, Russia Vlakjkovac Castle, Vrsac, Vojvodina, Serbia Pidhirtsi Palace, Pidhirtsi, Lviv, Ukraine AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST Berengo Palace, Bobangui, Central African Republic Presidential Palace, Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo Baron Empain's Palace, Cairo, Egypt Saddam Hussein's Palace, Hilla, Babil Governorate, Iraq Bechara el-Khoury Palace, Zuqaq al-blat, Beirut, Lebanon Ducor Hotel, Monrovia, Liberia Grande Hotel Beira, Beira, Sofala, Mozambique ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Darul Aman Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan Bokor Palace Hotel, Bokor, Kampot, Cambodia Baz Bahadur's Palace, Mandav, Mandhya Pradesh, India Bundi Palace, Hadoti, Rajasthan, India Jahangir Mahal, Orchha, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India Ranighat Palace, Palpa, Province No. 5, Nepal Tamluk Rajbari, Tamluk, Purba, Medinipur, West Bengal, India Derelict Hotel, Hachijojima, Izu Islands, Japan Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah, Kinta, Perak, Malaysia King Narai's Palace, Lopburi, Thailand

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Abandoned Palaces by Michael Kerrigan
Amber Books Ltd
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