Sanatoriums

Healing waters: take a long, hot bath at a communist-era Slovakian spa resort

Healing waters: take a long, hot bath at a communist-era Slovakian spa resort

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Michal Solarski: whimsical photos of weird sanatorium treatments

Michal Solarski: whimsical photos of weird sanatorium treatments

Russian riviera: from Soviet sanatoriums to lush gardens, your walking guide to seaside Sochi

Russian riviera: from Soviet sanatoriums to lush gardens, your walking guide to seaside Sochi

Spa town: capturing the faded glory of a once grand Soviet-era sanatorium

Spa town: capturing the faded glory of a once grand Soviet-era sanatorium

Stalin’s architect: how one man shaped Soviet Sochi’s resort culture against the odds

Stalin’s architect: how one man shaped Soviet Sochi’s resort culture against the odds

Taking the waters: how to kick back at a Soviet-era health spa in Tajikistan

Taking the waters: how to kick back at a Soviet-era health spa in Tajikistan

This eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

This eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

Vintage charm: three female photographers capture the beauty of Odessa

Vintage charm: three female photographers capture the beauty of Odessa