Sadly they let buildings become ruins

@tzwrites (3821)
Romania
August 7, 2017 5:46am CST
One thing that bothers me very much and saddens me is when governments don't invest in heritage sites and architectural gems of a country. It's much easier to leave buildings in a state of decay than to renovate them and promote tourism. For example, the photo I have attached is an old palace residence, which once belonged to a famous noble family, before the communists confiscated everything and left it in ruins. Even 27 years after communism, they are only doing the bare minimum to upkeep the place even though many tourists come to visit! This really annoys me because, if renovated, the old mansion would be lovely to visit.
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@sabtraversa (9899)
• Italy
7 Aug
It looks like a good place where to build a clinic or school, if they don't want to make it a tourist spot. The situation is pretty bad here too, they prefer to start new buildings where there used to be fields or forests instead of renewing old decaying places. That also happens with places that could be turned into nice (maybe luxury) apartments. But once they confiscate and put the buildings on sale, none wants to invest on them. They should lower the prices or add incentives, I think.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
8 Aug
Yep, it's sad. This particular building is now supposed to be a hotel...inside it looks nice but on the outside...it's in a bad state.
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• Italy
8 Aug
@tzwrites Yeah, I'm not likely to book a night there if I look at the exterior only. But turning it into a business should help funding the renovation.
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@dollaboy (6323)
7 Aug
These type of buildings should be maintained properly
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
7 Aug
I agree! They are of huge historical significance.
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@dollaboy (6323)
7 Aug
@tzwrites And these should be maintained properly so that coming generations can see it as well
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@Sreekala (18781)
• India
7 Aug
Most of the government try to protect their heritage places especially palaces. It would be nice to keep those for visitors for encouraging tourism.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
7 Aug
True, but sometimes they let some buildings decay...
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@Sreekala (18781)
• India
7 Aug
@tzwrites If some one there to highlight the issue, they will take proper care. It may be negligence.
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@mandala100 (25358)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
@tzwrites You are right my friend. Historical landmark must be presreve and maintain for posterity or future generation.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
7 Aug
Exactly! Future generations should be able to see what buildings of the past looked like.
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@mandala100 (25358)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
@tzwrites That's right my friend.
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@marlina (62407)
• Canada
7 Aug
Maybe the money that comes from the citizen's taxes is not there.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
8 Aug
It is but they choose to steal it, they are very corrupt here unfortunately.
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@spaceseed (2925)
• India
7 Aug
We should always take serious steps to protect our in heritage.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
8 Aug
I agree!
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• Japan
7 Aug
I love historical buildings and wish they were all well taken care of!
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
8 Aug
Me too. They are very beautiful.
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
8 Aug
It is a shame, those old mansions are part of the history and they should be restored so that people can visit. This one surely need to have the roof redone.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
9 Aug
Exactly and a good repainting. Also, I wonder how tourists staying there are not bother by the broken windows.
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
9 Aug
@tzwrites May be they do not use the rooms with broken windows.
@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
8 Aug
Same here in the Philippines, some declared heritage sites are left to rot. Sad state of affairs when it comes to maintaining our country's culture.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
8 Aug
That's unfortunate! I guess our countries have many other priorities and neglect the cultural aspects.
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
9 Aug
@tzwrites their only priority is to enrich themselves shamelessly!
@Courtlynn (51147)
• United States
7 Aug
Some buidlings i can understand leaving but not as many as there is.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
8 Aug
I think it's sad to leave very old buildings...
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@jstory07 (57953)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Aug
The government is to cheap to spend the money
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
9 Aug
True, they don't invest in healthcare and education, let alone buildings.
@JohnRoberts (41203)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Aug
Some governments just don't care to spend the money.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
8 Aug
True. They spend it on some very random and unnecessary projects sometimes.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
They could get a lot more revenue from it if it was done up nicely and perhaps furnished with period furniture.
@DianneN (59793)
• United States
21 Aug
I agree with you. The tourist fees can help pay for the upkeep, too.
@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Aug
It is a pity when old treasures are left to ruin. If restored to its former glory it could pull so many more tourists. My country is a modern country and we don't have many architectural gems.