Thanks to Ilya Varlamov for all images
At the height of the Russian Empire buildings were grandiose, colorful and inspiring but since the collapse of the USSR some lie abandoned, as with this railway station in Abkhazia, a former Russian territory.
The ornate hallways, seating areas and stairwells are nothing like we’re used to today, which is a shame. If our railway stations looked this good, there would probably be a lot less complaining when the trains are delayed, or cancelled!
The railway was once a busy passenger route between Abkhazia and Russia and is testament to the former Soviet’s rich past. It now belongs to nature.
We’ll even throw in a free album.