Frozen in time at the Costa Concordia's crippled starboard side, a couple of rusty lounge chairs are tidily lined up on the balcony, as if waiting for guests to enjoy some sunshine.
Despite the collision on the rocks of Giglio on January 13, the capsizing of the ship, 20 months underwater and undergoing a 65-degree rotation, the lounge chairs, an aluminum chair and some green lamps amazingly stand in their original positions.
Seen from a distance, the cruise liner appears like a surreal half-white, half-brown ship rising from the pristine blue waters of Giglio.
Clearly visible on the 950-foot-long dark side of the ship are large, caved in marks left by the two spurs of rock where the ship has rested since it capsized.
Decks that once house luxury cabins are now compressed and flattened, with streams of rust. Ripped curtains hang from twisted windows, forming disquieting silhouettes as they wave in the wind.
Crumpled metal and grime dominate the once glorious cruise liner, while piles of chairs form a twisted mass of rusty metal.
A small, brightly colored table hangs from a window.
Doors on the buckled lower decks slowly open and close as water flows through them.
Ironically, there is no lack of lights on the dark side of the Concordia. Neatly aligned, neon-like lamps are still on the walkways of the decks. Disco lights still hang from the upper deck.
The most photographed sight of the wreck, the blue words "Costa Concordia" on the capsized hull, are now submerged and face the ocean floor.