All posts tagged ‘Urbex

Back in the USSR

Took a trip to the abandoned Russian weapon storage site deep in the woods in Brandenburg. It was one of those serenely clear and sunny days, and with the birds chirping and young birches swaying, it could hardly have been any more peaceful. The site had long turned into a ruin: Think layers of paint cracked […]

The cult of ruin

Over at the Calvert Journal, which I only just discovered, writer Jamie Rann has published a very worthwhile piece on of ruin photography. It is part scathing critique, part historical lesson – and as a whole just a fantastic read about the origins of an aesthetic that I love but have hardly given much thought to. As […]

The spaceship

The statue at the bottom of the mountain had graffiti sprawled across it. “It says Death to Communism“, Lora helpfully translated, as we made our way past it and towards the summit. We were in Bulgaria for the second time in less than a year, this time with a local by our side: Lora recently […]

Swim

We took a trip out to Lichtenberg where a swimming pool lies abandoned and where the adjacent building’s clock is permanently stuck at midnight.