What the hell is this stupid thing? It can’t be a real hotel
This question on Reddit posted in 2013 managed to attract 63 comments.
Reddit: submitted 7 years ago by [deleted] now archived
The best answer was the first comment….
It’s an artwork by Callum Morton called, strangely enough, Hotel, between Greens Rd and Bangholme Rd, on Eastlink adjacent to the northbound carriageway in Dandenong South. There’s a bit about it here.. HeraldSun
It was built so that we could have this conversation.
The submitter later wrote, I regret calling it ‘stupid’ in the title now that I know what it is. I’m a big fan of weird stuff like this. I just thought some dummy actually built a hotel out there, and then abandoned it.
and then deleted their name
Interestingly, the majority of people that felt it was stupid, a waste of money, dumb, a hotel.. all deleted their names
Eastlink is a waste of money
A fake hotel – you can look, but don’t try to stop to check in. It’s only artwork. Like many pieces of art (especially government-funded types), art can be a waste of money. The fake hotel is no exception. If anything, the fake hotel is a distraction to drivers travelling on Eastlink for the first time, trying to see how to get to it.
OttoAu, Fri, 18 May 2012 12:39 pm
Is it possible to take a girl to this hotel and have sex with her?
Or is it not operational?
Is it like those Motel F1’s?
Which doorway would you most like to go through?
Callum Morton’s Hotel on Eastlink. It’s such a successful cool work and it would be great to go through the door of that hotel. The first time you pass, it glimpses in the back of your mind and then you realise it’s a little bit small and desolate and there’s no driveway. Although it is a sculpture it would be exciting to imagine what would be in there – probably twins in a corridor, a cleaning lady listening to weird music, some characters from The Shining.
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