96 thoughts on “An Abandoned Horror”

  1. impressive!

    I just wonder if that was done in Soviet years or it was done by some maybe group of artists after the place was already abandoned.

    in the first case it just will reinforce my belief that Russia inherently is suffering from bad taste! In the latter case the opposite – this is just cool. great idea. well done!

    • These thigs are surely from our soviet past. socialistic realism or something like that that style is called. Many resorts (most of) suffered from bad taste of arists and architects of ussr.
      The one with octopus reminds me of Ctulhu….

      • If that would have been socialist realism, the soviet period art would look much funnier than it actually does. Psychodelic. 😉

        • “in the first case it just will reinforce my belief that Russia inherently is suffering from bad taste!” – this is generally a negative statement expressing your dislike for this kind of “art”. It is also a negative statement about russian people which implies – russians people have no taste.

          “In the latter case the opposite – this is just cool. great idea. well done!” – Here you are clearly stating that you, in fact, like this kind of “art” by reinforcing your statement with words like “Well done” and “this is just cool”

          • I will not comment on your deductively inductive conclusions about my attitude to “russians people” and their tastes. We can talk about it some other time and I will let you impress me with brilliance of your mental abilities.

            As of this particular case, you are for some reason ignoring fact obvious to nearly anybody else, that context, and especially spatially-temporal coordinates of a phenomenon can radically alter its meaning.

            You can think of examples yourself or we can ask someone to do it for you.

            So yes, I would dislike it in the first case and I would like it in the second case, and there is no contradiction.

          • Don’t be snobbish friends. There are plenty of closed derelict eccentric old amusement parks around the US if you drive interstate that look similar. It is just children’s art.

    • I like abstract art. “Eccentric” and “wild”. What’s wrong with that?

      Don’t you like Salvador Dali?

      Though, in Soviet times a lot of “art” was made by “decorating artists” (hudozhniki oformitely), who often lacked any systematic art education. But that often produced stunning results. 😉

  2. The interior sculptures are nearly the exact same style of the ones found at a natural history museum that I visited a few years ago, so it is likely an aquarium or sea life museum.

    • Cthulhu fhtagn, Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
      Cthulhu fhtagn, Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
      Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
      Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
      Cthulhu fhtagn, Cthulhu fhtagn!
      Cthulhu fhtagn, Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

  3. Whatever this is it most certainly is not in “socialist realist” style. Socialist realism was about the life of the people and the party, not sea life.

    • Wrong,i am also an Alien man.i don`t want to live,where there already living another kind of Alien specie.this place is haunted by the souls of Stalin`s anti state elements.despite the my affiliation and love with Soviets,i would say that Soviets were not build long lasting buildings and monuments.they build buildings with cheap and low cost materials.one guy pointed that,due to not repair and lack of maintaining,these buildings are on the edge of collapse.but this argue is lay man excuse.after all the pyramids of Giza are still intact and looking very original.

  4. Two thousand years from now, an archaeologist is going to explain in great detail how this beautiful structure was obviously a great temple to a now forgotten deity.

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  6. This place is old child summer camp.
    It’s near new Bobsled line in ‘Paramonovo’ – 50 km from Moscow.

  7. well it really looks like a kiddengarden because in soviet union all kiddengardens were made like that.In Lithuania the kiddengardens had a animal,and all fairy things everywhere.it is really kiddengarden from 2 to 6 years of age.

  8. i’ve seen this on another post, and it said it was a school or something. an orphanage? i’m not sure. It was something for children though, i think an orphanage.

  9. this was, unless from what i read, a children camp that was abandoned during the 80s for no reason, perhaps the couldnt keep it open or was all radioactive like most of the area hehe who knows, but its pretty crippy, dont know what were thinking the guys who made this park, nice post byes

  10. When I was a little kid, studying at first class, we went to the puppet show (Kharkov). Even now I remember how I was scared of big toy snake in elevator :)) Many artists that works for children can’t understand, that they should making something REALLY FOR CHILDREN – not for themselves or another adults.

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  12. Why is it horror? I think it’s a pretty good imitation of sea life. It’s probably an old pioneer camp or health resort for kids, sea-themed.

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  16. I like it. Very lien but great at the same time. Some of the comments here I shake my head at. Especially by a certain poster who keeps telling us to f off and such. If this is in Chernobyl that explaisn why it’s abandoned. All that radiation back then. But as far as from teh soviet era. Seems not so communist in fashion. Since I believe the teaching was about being a soviet. Not about the individual. About the state itself. I would love to have that building. So much can be done with it.

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  18. WOW… that place is cool and SCARY. I would love to explore it… but I would have to be with a bunch of people IN THE DAYLIGHT to go in. Awesome!

  19. Wow! I think that is awesome! Much work went into building that. I would love to buy that and restore it, then live in it!

  20. Oh man, how creepy would this be if it was late at night & you walked into this place?
    Buut still, pretty cool, except for the fact that Hentai ruins this 😛

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  22. i don’t get it what the hell did it used to be and what is sooo scary about it? what was it “overrun” by. even if it was “overrun” these people wouldnt be taking pictures of it

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  25. Hey comrade,

    I really liked the album.
    This place looks pretty cool.
    i would really appreciate if you could disclose the position (address, co ordinates) of this place.
    have a nice day comrades.

  26. Interesting…At the first picture, I was thinking it looked like something out of the Flintstones movie.

  27. This is what it was—


    you’re welcome:-)

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