It’s very unfashionable to let a significant building die gracefully.

by Sara Clarke

Photo by Timothy Allen.

I’ve been in Istanbul for most of the last two weeks, taking tons of photos and coming up with a million stories to tell you about the beautiful things I’ve seen.

In the meantime, photographer Timothy Allen explores an abandoned Soviet monument in Bulgaria. Beauty ensues. But this raises a question. Is historical preservation always the right thing to do?