The skeletal remains of a warehouse. Ransacked workshops. Rusted pillars and broken tools.
The decaying remains of a once thriving industry: the Salina of Ulcinj.
During its heyday, up to 60.000 tons of the white gold were extracted from its shallow waters annually, providing hundreds of jobs and roughly 60% of Yugoslavia’s salt consumption.
In 2013, production was halted in an effort to preserve this unique speck of land, one of the most important nesting and wintering sites for birds in the eastern Adriatic.
Today, the buildings stand derelict. Scarred by the clutches of time and exposed to the elements, they are merely a shadow of their proud past.
A sombre, yet sober testament to the ephemerality of men.
A beautiful display of nature reclaiming her territory.