When it comes to abandoned buildings, occasionally their mythos will be more impressive than their actual history. Sure, there'll be tales of ghosts, but more as a formality. Stories of one-eyed, one-armed ax murderers and the like. “But it's abandoned!” the thinking goes. “Of course there must be ghosts!” And hey, who am I to judge? There absolutely could be, even if that place was just a little old couple's house, once upon a time.
But then, you also find the other places: the ones with so many dark events in their pasts that they practically beg for ghost stories to be built around them. The ones that seem like, if anywhere had to have a ghost, it'd be there.
There's too much history to get into here, but suffice it to say that if you want a download of the highlights, you should visit the Abandoned Berlin website. Eeesh.
But despite all that, the architecture itself is still fascinating. Traces remain of the luxury that must have once been there. And the general state of decay makes for great pictures.
Check out the images below. I've divided this post up by photographer, since these folks have taken a number of good shots and separating the photos that way seemed easiest.
So there you have it, the Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital in Germany. I hope you enjoyed the post!
I love abandoned building photography. By saying this and posting these pictures, I am not, however, condoning ANY of the following:
- Breaking and entering
- Risking your life
Photographers should always get permission from building owners to enter any property. Also, vandalism isn’t cool. Respect the property. And these places can be dangerous. Don’t risk your life for a photo. It’s just not worth it.