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These Pictures Capture A Batman-Themed Club’s Decaying Glory

This club in Pattaya, Thailand has been abandoned since a fatal fire 20 years ago.

Batman has always been the superhero most commonly associated with chic, noir aesthetics, but we bet even he would raise an eyebrow about having a club themed after himself. At its peak, the nightlife  destination was considered one of Pattaya, Thailand’s hottest clubbing spots, boasting two dance floors and a number of “entertainment rooms” that inhabited the massive complex’s highest stories. It even beamed Batman’s insignia across the city to signal it was open.

The club was only open for a year-and-a-half before a fire ripped through the building, killing many attendees. For the last twenty years the building has been entirely abandoned. American photographer Dax Ward has captured the club’s haunting grandeur in a photo series, some of which you can check out below. To view the entire collection, click here.

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