Russian reporter, Alexander Valov, recently visited Sochi’s coastal cluster and took some eerie photos of the ghost town. After the Olympics this was inevitable, Future of these complexes and resorts are in hanging in the balance for now. Will they be taken over by nature like most venues after the major events or it will be utilized for some other purpose, Only time will tell.
The site includes six venues, the Olympic Village and the Olympic Park, all of which were built from scratch on an unused plot of land. Alexander called the area around the Olympic Village “Dead City”. His photos remind us that many of the things built for the Olympics have no long term use.
A few arenas and other buildings will be used in the future (the media center will be turned into a mall), but the government is still behind according to the the post-Olympics planning schedule. Here are a few of Alexander’s snapshots.