Here's a thought: the next Olympic town should skip the whole international games bit and just build ruin porn straight-away. Because as cool as the the sporting events are or whatever, it's the spooky, left behind architecture that's really got the staying power. Case in point, just six months after the Sochi Olympics' closing ceremony, the village already looks like a "ghost town," according Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy. His photos show completely abandoned streets littered with unfinished building projects and shuttered businesses that look like they've gone untouched for much longer than just half a year. Take a ghostly tour of his shockingly deserted "wastelands," below, then head over to Gizmodo for more of Belenkiy's shots.
· Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town [Gizmodo]
· All Ghost Towns posts [Curbed National]