Photos of abandoned discotheques

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Photographer Antonio La Grotta captures the lost decadence inside abandoned discotheques in Italy.

"Discotheques, the symbol of 80s and 90s hedonism, were fake marble temples adorned with Greek statues made of gypsum, futuristic spaces of gigantic size, large enough to contain the dreams of success, money, fun of thousands people," he writes. "And then the dreams are gone, people disappeared and nightclubs became abandoned wrecks, cement whales laid on large empty squares, places inhabited by echo and melancholy."

Paradise Discotheque (via Beautiful Decay)

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