All photos: Red Bull

Earlier this year, Canadian skateboarders TJ Rogers and Ryan Decenzo found one of the most stunning locations ever used for a skate film - this abandoned hotel complex on the coast of Nova Scotia.

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The slightly creepy-looking complex, reminiscent of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, was originally designed as a luxury coastal spa resort.

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But two years after construction began in 1991, the financiers went bust, leaving the building in its current half-completed state. Although it's changed hands several times since, it's basically been left to rot for 22 years.

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This is obviously not good news for the owners - who'd apparently invested $20 million in it before they went under - it's great news for skateboarders.

TJ Rogers getting stuck in.

TJ Rogers - Action

The multi storey, 131 room complex boasts over 175,000 square feet of smooth, skateable concrete - effectively making it one massive skate park.

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As well as the existing elements, Ryan, TJ and their sponsors at Red Bull decided to rope in legendary skatepark builders the Zenga Brothers to add to the complex.

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They came up with a whole load more crazy features, most of which they made out of materials that were lying around the abandoned site including air ducts and bits of plywood.

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Ryan and TJ then invited a select crew of skaters to come and ride the thing, including Joey Brezinski, Cody Lockwood, Nate Lacoste, Sam Schuster and Pat Moore.

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The resulting video is nothing short of epic - but is it just us that finds the whole idea of an abandoned hotel in the middle of nowhere a little bit creepy?

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