We’ll probably always be enchanted by photographs of abandoned spaces, capturing the eerie beauty of modern-day ruins. One marine biologist just got lucky as he stumbled upon an amazing discovery off a coast.
Gil Koplovitz re-discovered a strip club which still features a stripper’s pole while working several feet below water in the vicinity of the empty, subaquatic strip joint in Eilat, Israel.
Dubbed as “Abandoned Pôrn”, The Nymphas Show Bar used to be an underwater restaurant, built 5 meters (16 feet) below the surface of the sea and 70 meters (230 feet) away from the shore. It eventually re-opened as one of the most bizarre strip clubs one might ever hear of.
Located at one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations, 23 windows surround the restaurant allowing its former guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the seabed.
The restaurant operated as a strip club for a while until it finally shut down in 2012. Perhaps the venue was just too off-putting for its once regular clientele.
The images come courtesy of Koplovitz of the forgotten underwater strip club has us more intrigued than usual. While the club has lost its attraction, the pictures have caught people’s imagination, capturing the eerie beauty of modern-day ruins.
“The entrance [to the strip joint] is above water,” Koplovitz said. “People just crossed a 230-foot bridge and went down a flight of stairs. No need to get wet.”
Taken through the windows of the rusted destination, they show the once glossy, pristine interior. Chairs and most of the tables have been removed, but the stage and the pole remain. An empty bottle of mineral water has been left on one of the few remaining pieces of furniture.
The only ones showing any interest in the club now are the fish having a peek through the windows as they swim past.