March 19, 2017

Olympic Village 1936

The Olympic Village from 1936 was not too far from the first location of the day, so we decided to pay it a visit.
Since an association is taking care of the place, collecting money and organizing events and guided tours to be able to keep the buildings in relatively good condition, we didn't know what to expect.
We found a parking lot and a ticket booth. You can get single tickets or tickets for guided tours, but these wouldn't grant access to any of the buildings.
But there was the option of a guided photo tour for at the time (I think) 13 Euros per head that included everything, so we went for this option.
After a while, the guide came (he had to be called from home) and took us on an almost three-hour long tour of the entire area.
It was great, because we didn't have any of the other people runnning around in front of our cameras, and the guide was telling really cool stories as well that really enhanced our view of the historical site.

You can find the (German) website for visiting the place here.

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March 12, 2017

Railyard E.

The day after we visted the old Soviet military depot, my wife and I met up with our friends Nordgriller Urbex and Fotodokumentationen zu "Verlassene Pl├Ątze" to visit one or the other nice spot.
My wife and I got picked up and we all met up at a public parking lot near the first spot - an abandoned railyard that used tp be part of one the largest freight depots in Europe.
The access was more than easy - the area was not really fenced in and we were able to walk right onto the premises.
We had to be careful not to be seen, because a part of the area is still in use and there were workers running around the place.
But everything went well, we went from one building to the other and everything was fairly uneventful until this one moment...
I had just climbed through a window into one of the buildings and my wife was trying to hand me my camera and the tripod when the boards below here gave in and her entire right leg disappeared into the ground. At the same time, the arm holding the tripod with the camera shot up in the air in the heroic attempt to save the valuable equipment. Turns out both my wife and the camera were unharmed and there was in fact a better way to enter the building...
After about two hours, we left the place to head for the next location.

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March 3, 2017

Soviet Military Depot B.

My wife and I had decided to pay a visit to this spot - an abandoned depot of the Soviet forces in germany - during a short vacation at the end of May of last year.
Since we didn't have a car, we had to take the train and walk a while until we were near the place. It was one of those acces ways that look way too easy - just walk along the fence until you find the hole, find the nearest opening to the building and hop in.
It was that simple, and we were undisturbed the whole time.
The area is pretty large and the buildings huge, mostly empty halls and lots of graffiti, but the sunlight made for some nice shots.
A little highlight were some of the murals we found in the upper floors in one of the buildings.

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