Some weeks ago i posted concert pictures form ‘The Cure’ playing at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin. I used my newest camera a Fuji X20 which i bought for the occasion.
Nice small camera which i also carried with me walking the streets of Berlin the 2 days we didn’t went away for urban exploration. We roamed the streets of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.
In this blog entry you will see a series shot with the X20 processed in Adobe’s CameraRaw. I am happy with the look of the photo’s, they have a nice color rendition and are sharp enough. Just do not go pixel peeping. That is a lost cause compared to the full frame Sony. But still, i like the X20 and will keep it!
Krampnitz. First stop on our 2 weeks exploring holiday in Germany end May beginning June 2016. We had high hopes for this location which we didn’t visit 3 times before we were in Berlin. Reasons enough, security, the making of Hunger games und so weiter. But this time we went for it, seems to have calmed down a bit and reports on security were not that big anymore.
So we went in, straight to the building with the eagle…but….. As you can see in the pictures, closed. So we went around the building looking for an entrance we couldn’t find. We decided to get a few shots of details located on the outside of the building and then move on to buildings we could enter. But…..
….a white caddy, a guy pointing at us to approach him and that was Krampnitz.
Above the 4 shots that i dare to show out of the 9 i took. There will not be another attempt.
What happened to day 5? Well not much interesting stuff to post and besides it were the reports of yet another fire at BLUB i decided to pick up posting to my blog again.
What is in this post, BLUB. Berlin Luft und Badeparadies. What a location, thrashed but still so very cool to explore. Crowded to, during our visit we saw enough other photographers but also graffiti artist and young Berliners climbing the roof. The end is near for BLUB, should be demolished for new houses and stuff.
I will update my blog more next days, have lot’s of series to share. Thank’s for your visit!
Day 4 of our Berlin trip. This day we had a very long walk. We visited Treptov park, walked along Spreepark and saw the new fence that has been build since our visit in May, we passed the ”Eierhauschen” and kept walking. We crossed the Spree and walked back to Friedrichshain. It was an interesing walk, we saw an amazing lot of Berlin we didn’s see yet. Not all places we saw are in this post. Just a small collection of what is worth sharing. No Speepark or Eierhauschen. We did get sent away at one abandoned place. We walked past the big factory wich you can see on the other side of the river from Treptov park and walked along the Rummelsburgersee. Finally back in Friedrichshain we ate a very big meal and looked back on a great day.
On Day 3 we had plans to visit another closed swimming pool. Wernerbad.
It was a nice trip getting there taking us to a part of Berlin we haven’t seen yet, Kaulsdorf. The weather was quite nice and the Wernerbad turned out to be great. Crawling through a fence going through some bushes and there we were. Hope you enjoy these photo’s. One real Urbex location to go and some other stuff we’ve seen in upcoming blog posts. Ow we did visit the Hippo, just no picture here of it. Getting to it was quite an adventure though, through the high reed.
After the small disappointment at Beelitz we had plans for this day. We wanted to visit Freibad Lichtenberg and after that we didn’t know yet, we had some plans but. Find out in the next blog post. But first Freibad Lichtenberg. If we had read better we wouldn’t have such a problem finding it. But after 1 hour we found it. It was a nice location next to an old stadium at the football club. The sun was behind the clouds as the photo’s show, but we had a great time there. Lot’s of history here concerning the Olympic games in the 30’s.
The pool was behind a fence so we couldn’t get very close. All shots here are with the Sony. I also used my E-M10 with telezoom here for close up shots but those files aren’t processed yet. We spent the morning here and waking back to the S-bahn we decided to visit another urbex location, not that close by but we went for it. This update will follow as soon as i have selected and processed the shot’s taken there.
After our short stop at Bad Oeynhausen it was back to the freeway and off to Beelitz Heilstätten, the larger part of the trip. We went to Beelitz Heilstätten last may and we were blown away by this great urbex location. That day we could only visit the more vandalized men’s part of the complex because the better female part had a tour going on. So back then we decided we would visit again next trip to Berlin. But….it was disappointing. Except some smaller houses all was locked down very tight, everywhere signs that we could visit a website and book a tour. We tried to make the best of it and eventually found an entrance to the cellar, we decided not to go for it because i had to slide down and we couldn’t know what it would bring us.
We did enter the places we could and did our thing. Below you can see the impression from this visit.
We spent like 4 hours there and continued our trip to Lichtenberg where we had our first Hotel. Trip was easy, hotel not that difficult to find with the S-bahn close by. Time to unpack and go for the city.
All shots in this post made with the Sony A7r and Zeiss 24-70 f4.