Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sharming urbex in Sharm El Sheikh (see what i did there)

Again its been a long time since I've posted on my blog. It's not that I haven't been taking photos its more that I haven't had anytime to do anything with the photos I've taken.

I've recently got married and only a few weeks ago got back from my honeymoon to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

After a couple of days lazing around in 40°C heat I decided to take a walk and see what was local to my hotel. At first glance all that was around was other hotels, however I did walk past a couple of half built and abandoned hotels. I did consider returning on another day because I was hardly dressed for climbing around building sites, however I couldn't resist it.

I wasn't using my normal camera, instead I was using my girlfr....sorry wife's Olympus E-PL1 compact system camera. With the right settings this camera can take some awesome photo's although in other situations such as in low light it can really struggle and produces real noisy images.

On to the photos.

The sight on the beach front.

Looking down an umbrella.
Looking out of a bedroom window at what I can only guess would either be a bar and pool or fountain. If finished the view from this area would be amazing as this looks out to the beach.
I found this after taking the photo above of the 'bar'. I stepped out of the building I was in and there was a skeleton scattered around the floor.
This is the stair case that goes down throughout the 'bar' building. I bet it would look very grand if ever finished. It was a bit nervy walking down with no hand rail and on the loose ground in flip flops.

Walking out of the 'bar' building at the top of a hill, there is a contrast in views; a building site/rubbish tip and 'paradise'.

Huge pipes wind around the site in deep trenches.

Back in another building and the views looking out.

The view from the top of this villa.

I was here!!!

This pattern was part of a huge dome in the reception lobby.

This hasn't ever stopped me before.