How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.

Ben and James take me to the Haunted Hotel. This was a project in the seventies to build a hotel. The guy got it wrong apparently by building it on an ancient pet burial ground and the workers were attacked by rotting dogs at night. understandably this slowed construction and the project unravelled. However it stands yet and one of the wild experiences on Okinawa is to visit the castle of Nakagusuku – 14th century and then slip out the back into the Haunted Hotel.

The weather is scotlandish

Spot burial ground

Ben and James go to the well

The hotel is nuts.

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said we are all just prisoners here, of our own device
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast

Er, by beast they are referring to the rotting dogs from the ancient pet burial site on which the hotel was er built.

We wander around and come across art.

Do not eat dolphins


The hotel ruin is a gallery of murals with work by respected painters.

Caravaggio was here

Late Masaccio



Up on the roof

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