AH, I just don't get it. If the rich man could see and hear Abraham - and we know he could, because Jesus said he could - then was he all alone on his side of the gulf when he spoke to Abraham?Those who were in Hell/Hades remain there (it has always been and will be a holding place) until the final judgement before being cast into the lake of fire. The only thing that changed was that Abraham and all the rest in the Paradise side left with Jesus. I can not say for sure if they are alone, but scripture tells us they are being tormented by Satan.
Maybe he could see Paradise, but now it is empty, so there is nothing to see?
Golly...can you imagine? Seeing this place called Paradise and it being a place of life and joy, even if all you could ever do is see it, only now it is like an empty abandoned building.
The biggest miracle in my life is my salvation, I do not know how I was ever smart enough to accept the gift, but like all of us here, I sure as sure, am sooo grateful for it.