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The ruins are what is left of an Italian entrepreneur's dream- a grand hotel near the dunes.
Unfortunately like many white Australians here in Australia, he did not consult the local native population, tapping into their knowledge about the land, chosen site and long term weather patterns, BEFORE embarking on a venture in a foreign environment.

So, one day it rained in the Biblical way and the area on which he built the hotel was caught in a devastating flood, causing much damage and worse still , the event was a foreboding sign of the fact that the hotel was being built on the wrong terrain. All things considered, our Italian businessman abandoned the project, leaving it as an interesting subject for photographers.

Well, it is a small world. Luciano sent the following information about this very site and it's a totally different story from the one told to me by the locals.

"A mine classmate who has a restaurant and lives in Essaouira in Morocco are very familiar with the "Mad" that you describe, the truth is that he was cheated by the owner Moroccan soil on which he built the restaurant, which was well aware of the floods but that has not made ​​a point to sell it, this is not the result of the folly of an Italian, but a big scam."

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 103 N: 4967] (22352)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-23
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 1:49
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