Since our first days in Tahiti, I had been obsessed with getting a perfect picture of the abandoned hotel at Tahara’a. But in the blink of an eye, time had passed, and our two-month stay was coming to an end. And a combination of temperamental weather and other holiday occupations limited the time I could allocate to photography.
Eventually I got two pleasing photos of the hotel.
One is taken from the hills of Arue in the afternoon light, and the other, from Lafayette Beach on an early morning.
The hotel has had many names over the years, but I like “Hotel Tahara’a” the most.