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Beelitz-Heilstätten: lomographic picture journey to the abandoned hospital near Berlin with my Holga 120SF and LC-A

With autumn closing in and the nights getting cold and dark it's about time to shiver a little more- both from the cold and from a picture journey through the abandoned hospital complex at Beelitz-Heilstätten...

Photo by laurasulilly

The hospital complex (which used to house lung patients) was build back in the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, it is literally falling apart from the weight of its history and some of the buildings can really give you the creeps…

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Wandering through the lonely hallways of the old women’s hospital made me think of all kinds of haunted houses. As I was exploring the old women’s hospital I got lost several times and I had to really watch my step as I didn’t want to break into the ground or step into the huge wholes in the ground…

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At some point you inevitably start to wonder: Who were the patients who came here till the break down of the German Democratic Republic in 1989/90? And although not much is left of the buildings’ interiors you can still imagine the patients coughing in the hallways..

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Today, you might find yourself surrounded my many fellow photographers when you go there on a sunny autumn Sunday, but the buildings still show their unique magic and power even if many other explorers might make their ways through the buildings alongside yourself.

written by laurasulilly


  1. elvismartinezsmith


    wow this place looks amazing!!!! I really dig abandonned venues like this, I'd love to go take pics there!!!

    first pic of your slideshow definitely should win the haunted house rumble, and it's probably really haunted there haha ;)

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  2. spoeker


    scary! You should submit it as a location for the berlin city guide too :D

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  3. laurasulilly


    Thanks! I actually did try to submit this article as a Lomolocation (also for the Berlin City Guide) but it wasn't accepted, meaning it wasn't even published as a location (so I couldn't hand it in for the guide)..don't know why....

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  4. b_and_w


    awesome photos! if you are interested check my blog too! ;)
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  5. laurasulilly


    Thanks everyone for the comments and likes!
    Here's my new blog entry on how I got involved with Lomography and this lovely community:

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