The Grand Hotel, Kupari, Croatia - "As structures deteriorate, rainfall entering buildings can cause extensive water damage, including significant flooding," according to Weather.com Meteorologist Christopher Dolce. In addition to rain, freeze and thaw cycles also cause the buildings to crack and crumble, and strong winds can peel away at roofing and siding, he explained.
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Kupari, Croatia. In the 1960s, modern-day Croatia was part of the Socialist Federation of Yugoslavia, and under the rule of Josip Broz, (a.k.a Tito), Kupari underwent a major transformation into a luxury holiday resort for the military elite. During the Croatian War of Independence, the hotels were fired on and changed hands multiple times. Years of looting and plundering left Kupari as not much more than a skeleton of the luxury resort it once was. // Ben Fredericson Photography
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