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Old November 5th, 2016, 07:43 PM   #3081
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Old November 5th, 2016, 07:54 PM   #3082
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Old November 7th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #3083
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Nasir Khusraw Shrine, Hazrat‐e Sayyed, Afghanistan (Shrine) (built: 1697)

A poet, philosopher, scholar, and traveller, Nasir Khusraw is still fondly remembered as one of the great figures of old Persia. Despite this, his shrine in northern Afghanistan has suffered much damage mostly due to the region's instability during the Soviet occupation of the country. The shrine was fully restored in 2013.

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Old November 8th, 2016, 11:00 AM   #3084
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Subhan Qoli Gate, Balkh, Afghanistan (Structure) (built: 17th century)

The only remains of the once-great Subhan Qoli Madrassa (a religious-educational institution), the Subhan Qoli gate would have opened to students and travellers all along the Afghan portion of the Silk Route. A full restoration was deemed impossible, so a partial restoration was done in 2014 to ensure the preservation of the structure for future generations.







(I have to say though, that while dome looks a bit tacky.)

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Old November 8th, 2016, 11:31 AM   #3085
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A lot better then it was anyway!
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Old November 10th, 2016, 01:23 PM   #3086
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Luneta Hotel
Manila, Philippines

The Luneta Hotel, built in 1917 and completed in 1918, was designed by Spanish engineer Salvador Farre, in the French Renaissance style of architecture.

The Liberation of Manila in 1945 during WW2 took a toll on the Luneta Hotel. During the course of the war, the building was used as a prison by the Japanese Imperial Army.

After World War 2, Manila was one the world's most devastated cities (Luneta Hotel is the building on the left):

Manila 1945 by Sepia Lens, on Flickr

Post-war Era (abandoned and dilapidated)

abandoned luneta hotel by laz'andre, on Flickr

luneta hotel by mutz cruz, on Flickr

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Old November 11th, 2016, 04:55 AM   #3087
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Ayuntamiento de Manila
Manila, Philippines

As I've mentioned in my previous post, Manila was one of the most devastated cities in the world after World War 2. Its inner city core surrounded by walls, the Intramuros, which was founded by the Spanish colonizers in the 1500's was virtually razed to the ground with nothing but the San Agustin Church left intact (it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

This post is not about San Agustin Church, but about the Old City Hall of Manila during the Spanish era - its Ayuntamiento, which was located within Intramuros.

This is how it looked like before the war:

Ayuntamiento de Manila by Beyond Forgetting, on Flickr


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Images of post-war Manila will make you cry. Ayuntamiento can be seen at the foreground here:
(You can see the San Agustin at the background, left part)

[IMG]Ayuntamiento by Beyond Forgetting, on Flickr[/IMG]

For much of post-war history, the Ayuntamiento was left to rot in ruins (it was sadly turned into a parking lot at some point).

But fortunately, someone must have talked sense into the heritage preservation-poor Philippine government and they decided to rebuild and revitalize the structure (instead of fully bulldozing it to the ground, like they usually do [I dislike my country for being so ignorant of heritage preservation!]) and turn it into the office of the National Treasury.

Here is the revitalized Ayuntamiento de Manila now:

Ayuntamiento de Manila by Dexter Baldon, on Flickr

Ayuntamiento de Manila by Dexter Baldon, on Flickr

Ayuntamiento de Manila by Dexter Baldon, on Flickr
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Old November 12th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #3088
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Marseille, France
Station Alexandre


This abandonned factory of the beginning of 21th century has been converted into offices, and restaurants. The frame of the building is from Gustave Eiffel.

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Old November 12th, 2016, 11:04 PM   #3089
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Luxus Bunker, Hamburg

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Lot 11, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (building) (built: 1903)

Built at Jalan Tangsi during the era of British Empire, the building known in the city census as "Lot 11" had a storied and colorful history. After completion, it housed hotels and offices through the century before falling into neglect. After a restoration in 2015, the building currently houses the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau.









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Colonial and Malay Military Quarters, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (barracks) (built:1919)

Originally built to keep the peace, the barracks at Jalan Raja Chulan instead became the residences of the colonial city's Eurasian community. After independence, the structure was used and renovated for multiple time before falling into neglect for decades until a restoration project brought it back to glory in 2015. Today, the former barracks now house restaurants and cafes under the banner of 'Old Malaya'.

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Theatro Munipal of Rio de Janeiro, is just very simple revitalization :

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Reconstruction of a 1922 facade and interieur in the Zonnestraat, Ghent. (2016)
The old building was heavily "modernised" in the 1980's and divided into 3 seperate shops. Recently, it was restored back to its original state, with the beautiful art-deco glass dome and interior shining once more.

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