Sometimes the hotels and larger buildings are knocked down and when places buy them, they don't renovate, but knock the buildings down and build new ones. A perfect example of this is a hotel up my street that was a landmark, with red bricks, a ballroom, indoor swimming pool and great views. A company bought it and instead of renovating it, they knocked it down, started building retirement flats and then ran out of money, abandoned it for a year before they could restart it again and three years later it still hasn't been finished. They are working on it now. The town wanted a good leisure center. Instead they put retirement flats at the top of a hill (the town is full of hills) which is sad for the old folks having to carry their shopping up the hill from the town.
Anyway this is the first of two hotels I photographed a couple of weeks ago. I can't remember the name of this one. All I know is the building is old and beautiful, with unusual windows and really needs to be bought and used again before it becomes damaged or set on fire.
Here is the first picture. I took this across the road to get the whole building in.
If you look closely through the window, you can see the ceiling inside with peeling paint and parts coming away. This fascinates me.
I love this little balcony.
There are signs for builders but no one bothers to come here.
Finally the side of the hotel. Look how far back it goes! Its massive!