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Beelitz III - Stairs

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Beelitz-Heilstätten, a district of the town, is home to a large hospital complex of about 60 buildings including a cogeneration plant erected from 1898 on according to plans of architect Heino Schmieden. Originally designed as a sanatorium by the Berlin workers' health insurance corporation, the complex from the beginning of World War I on was a military hospital of the Imperial German Army. During October and November 1916, Adolf Hitler recuperated at Beelitz-Heilstätten after being wounded in the leg at the Battle of the Somme. In 1945, Beelitz-Heilstätten was occupied by Soviet forces, and the complex remained a Soviet military hospital until 1995, well after the German reunification. In December 1990 Erich Honecker was admitted to Beelitz-Heilstätten after being forced to resign as the head of the East German government.

Following the Soviet withdrawal, attempts were made to privatize the complex, but they were not entirely successful. Some sections of the hospital remain in operation as a neurological rehabilitation center and as a center for research and care for victims of Parkinsons disease. The remainder of the complex, including the surgery, the psychiatric ward, and a rifle range, was abandoned in 2000. As of 2007, none of the abandoned hospital buildings or the surrounding area were secured, giving the area the feel of a ghost town. This has made Beelitz-Heilstätten a destination for curious visitors and a film set for movies like The Pianist from 2002. Operation Walküre with Tom Cruise and many more. Amateur Splatter Movies...


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ArtLover2192 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I would restore the building it I could. Turn it into a school or something
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8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Your photograph really captures the beauty of this magnificent building. The HDR effect adds to the aged look. Great work!
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ArteyPasion Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful place.
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Najnaah Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Oh I feel like packing my stuff and moving in there, great shot!
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FotoRuina Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You.
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deviali Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Nice place nice shot; congratulations!
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FotoRuina Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You.
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LauraDavies13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
beautiful photo - i love the colours and the shadows :heart:
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FotoRuina Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You.
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LauraDavies13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
no problem =]
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thedaemonspawn Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Absolutely beautiful. :faint:
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FotoRuina Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You
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ggabl1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ah the blue and yellow reminds me of a wes anderson film
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Ironiada Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my god. what great detail and color :clap:
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lord-sesshoumaru Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
It feels like something from Silent Hill. Very strong imagery and great angle.
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darkmoonvampire Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
i liked it am a 3D designer and i will try to do this shot in 3D cause somhow i believe its 3D already....good shot
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FotoRuina Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You
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Mikacosplay Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Photographer
I want to live there *.*
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FotoRuina Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It is a very old and terrible story from this hospital. I don´t want live there.
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Mikacosplay Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student Photographer
I just can't imagine that those kind of building still exist... there'sso much history on those walls... incredible...
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EvidentlyChickentown Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
VERY NICE SHOT
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
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100/200 second
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F/8.0
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16 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Feb 27, 2010, 12:58:12 PM