You expect a lot of things when visiting abandoned buildings in Berlin. Used needles, broken glass, old destroyed equipment and maybe you run into a homeless person. What I didn’t expect was that: A small slum starting to develop in the centre of Berlin.
New type of art from the old
We visited an old ice factory that’s quite popular among photographers as it offers a good view on the Berlin skyline while giving a certain industrial touch. As expected, there was already a photo shooting going on up on the roof when we arrived. What we didn’t expect though, was an assembly of gypsies living there on all floors in their “houses”.
Anyways, apart from the smell (well, an abandoned place doesn’t have toilets) this location is great. It’s a wonderful HDR playground as the light falls through different holes in the walls, and gives you a lot of pleasure in the processing. For the graffiti artists it’s a great playground too, giving us photographers beautiful objectives. So let’s hope that in half a year we can still access that place.