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    Statues, pool and the "Parthenon, Zihuatanejo" Mexico. This is an abandoned, never-completed house commissioned by the corrupt and egomaniacal Chief of Police to look like the Parthenon in Athens.

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    This is the never completed home of Arturo "El Negro" Durazo Moreno. He was the Chief of Police in Mexico City for six years, from 1976 to 1982 and was arrested in 1984 and incarcerated on multiple counts of corruption, extortion, tax evasion, smuggling and possession of illegal weapons and cocaine trade kickbacks. His palacial house in Zihuatanejo built to resemble the Parthenon sits abandoned today.

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Statues in the abandoned "Parthenon, Zihuatanejo" Mexico. This is an abandoned, never-completed house commissioned by the corrupt and egomaniacal Chief of Police to look like the Parthenon in Athens. More: en.wikipedia.org/...

Chateau Oubile...Let's wander throught it together !!!

There used to be a lot of homes similar to this around when I was a kid...and didn't care to go explore :(

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico – A replica of the Greek Parthenon stands decaying on a cliff above a Mexican Pacific resort. It was built as a vacation retreat by the late Arturo Durazo, “El Negro,” a notorious Mexico City police chief who got rich on official misdeeds during a heyday of corruption in the 1970s. Legend says he murdered a couple of house guests in the Parthenon’s lagoon-sized pool, now half filled with slimy, green water.

Seeing places like this makes me ask many questions: who lived there? What were they like? How did they live? Think? What did they feel? What happened to them? So many unanswered questions...

Abandoned house in Louisiana, Georgia. Repinned from Vital Outburst clothing vitaloutburst.com

Click the image for the story and more pictures from this house - by Urban Explora - via flickr

Lost | Forgotten | Abandoned | Displaced | Decayed | Neglected | Discarded | Disrepair |

derelict stairwell of grand building... of glamourous ladies sweeping down to a ball...and maids plodding up & down at the masters beck and call....these could tell some stories!

Abandoned House - Carrothers, OH | Flickr - Photo Sharing!