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I have somehow managed to catch a cold in this weather and this of course means that I’m having chicken soup and drinking ginger tea. Not exactly how I thought I’d spend one of those precious summer days, especially considering that there is a jazz festival in town. But then, my health never respected my wishes anyway, so I shouldn’t be surprised.

Today I show you another series of another abandoned building in my hometown. Whenever I go there I pick another location and try to document it as far as I can depending on the accessibility. In this case I was hindered a bit by fences that were quite impossible to climb, and even more so in daytime just a couple of blocks from the nearest police station. I made the best of it though and I’m quite pleased with the results.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6, Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
Kentmere 400 stand-developed in Caffenol-CL.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Taken through a fence. Obviously lots of trespassing going on here, but during daytime it would have been stupid so close to the next police station.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

It said “Russenkiller” on the wall. Quite ambiguous since it could mean both a Russian killer or someone who kills Russians.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

It had been vandalised, obviously.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Someone even made sure to vandalise the street light.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Ah, one just has to love East Germany …! It has been a while since I saw Nazi skinheads, but the sentiment is alive and kicking.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The tones! Golden hour at its best.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Inspired the title of the post.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I just love how the tree and its shadow are somehow confusingly close together.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

The light was great that evening and Kentmere really shines here in Caffenol.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

A shame that I couldn’t catch more details of the building in the back. Beautiful old factory. It’s a shame that it’s not in use anymore.

Comments

  • Get well soon. I managed to get a bad cold too and was in bed all day yesterday (missing out on a whole day of #Holgaweek, oh no!). Better now though and hope to photograph a lot this weekend.

    • Oh then you get well quickly too so that you can shoot your Holga! I’m kinda at the opposite end of the spectrum with my Leica and Rollei, but I do appreciate what some people can do with such simple cameras!

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