Hotel Drushba

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© Gijs Bekenkamp
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Moldavian Hotel Drushba. Drushba means 'friendship' in Russian.

The hotel is set up in a typical communist-style. Long hallways, huge old fashioned chairs and on every floor a 'Mamoushka' or 'floormother' who is responsible for everything that happens on her floor. Her job mainly consists of handing out toiletpaper.

The hotel was next to empty and I certainly was the only guest on my floor.

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  • Walburgis Meijers

    Walburgis Meijers gave props (9 Jan 2008):

    mooi !

  • Jacobz Johan

    Jacobz Johan gave props (9 Jan 2008):

    Great clair/obscur!

  • Gijs Bekenkamp

    Gijs Bekenkamp said (18 Jan 2008):

    hahaha, that sounds very similar to my experience.

  • Gabe Maxson

    Gabe Maxson said (20 Jan 2008):

    I stayed at a Hotel Druzba in Slovakia once many years ago. Didn't really qualify as a hotel. Not even motel-quality. There was urine and rat poison under the furniture. Really really depressing. There was a floor mother there too.

  • Amaar Ujeyl

    Amaar Ujeyl (Deleted) said (21 Jan 2008):

    perfect !

  • Maya Lavrova

    Maya Lavrova said (7 Feb 2008):

    oh, in what city have you been?))))))

  • Gijs Bekenkamp

    Gijs Bekenkamp said (8 Feb 2008):

    This was in the Trandnistrien capital Tiraspol.
    Trandnistrie is a part of Moldova that conciders itself an independant coutry. And it actually is. They have their own police force, currency,elections and country borders. It's just that the international community sees Trandnistrie mere as a province.

  • Jeffrey Sarin

    Jeffrey Sarin said (22 Feb 2008):

    great photo!!

  • amy

    amy gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    love this!

  • Iraklis Lianos

    Iraklis Lianos gave props (5 Apr 2008):

    Very cool shot!

  • eugenia vanni

    eugenia vanni gave props (24 Jun 2008):

    I would like be sitted there waiting for someone or something strange!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    brilliant! fascinating mood!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    Kinda creepy...but there are the chairs again.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    Wow...Great image!

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