Eerie Photos of an Abandoned Airport That Hasn't Been Touched in 25 years
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November 23, 2019 - by Roman Robroek for businessinsider.com
- recently visited Abkhazia, a disputed region in Georgia, to photograph abandoned buildings and towns.
- The Sukhumi Babushara Airport in Abkhazia was built in the 1960s, but hasn't been used since the early 1990s after it was heavily damaged in a war with Georgia.
- Eerie photos of the abandoned airport show what it looks like today.
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On the coast of western Asia's Black Sea lies an airport that has been abandoned for 25 years.
The Sukhumi Babushara Airport in Abkhazia, a disputed region of Georgia, was built in the 1960s, when Abkhazia was still a part of the Soviet Union.
Thanks to the city of Sukhumi's proximity to the Black Sea, the airport was popular for domestic travelers looking for a beach getaway. At its peak, close to 5,000 people traveled through the airport each summer.
But the airport's fate changed in the early 1990s, when Abkhazia was...
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