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In a bed of grass
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Published: July 24, 2012
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In a city near Erfurt Germany in a burned out and abandoned hotel this room sits quiet amongst the bustle of the busy city outside, slowly it is being reclaimed by nature and no one knows of the beauty that sits inside this abandoned building only a few feet from the sidewalk.

The hotel suffered from a fire 3 years ago but it was purchased by a man who used his brothers stolen passport to obtain the loan. The hotel is just sitting in idle decline while the German courts try to decide who ownership of the property belongs to now.

This photo was picked up and published in National Geographics "photos we love" Best of July 2012

And picked as a Daily Deviation on 2012-08-18

Also this photo won first place in the 2012 Jula international photography festival held in Munich Germany

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5612x3739px 11.84 MB
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/15 second
Focal Length
17 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 24, 2012, 3:05:43 PM
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Comments (223)
Lykantos's avatar
The beauty of nature.
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cas20's avatar
A stolen passport, that guy's in a lot of trouble. Nice picture.
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DanP2002's avatar
DanP2002|Hobbyist Artist
I would go in and look for cool stuff to take lol. im just that way.
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Adept-eX's avatar
I love the urban decay and when the nature takes over the man-made enviroment. This pic is simply fantastic and a source of inspiration :thumbsup:
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jghgrh|Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing,that It is slowly it is being reclaimed by nature.
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mscontradiction's avatar
This is still by far my favorite photograph of an abandoned building. The perspective is on point and the colors you've captured are beautiful in being both prominent and subtle at the same time. Amazing capture.
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HeyNay's avatar
WOW.. Fantastic! :woohoo:
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Mafia--Hitman|Hobbyist Photographer
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Titanium-Alex's avatar
I don't know if anyone here has heard of Abney Park (the band), but when I saw this, this song immediately sprang to mind: [link]

This is a great photo, one which made me stop and sort of go 'whoaaa' when I saw it!
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TemariAtaje|Hobbyist Photographer
You should join my photography group :iconcaptureamomentphotos: I like your work!
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nathan3211's avatar
Simply Beautiful...
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ElyneNoir|Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :rose:
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RebornOfDarkness|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing!*__*
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killythirsk|Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! here!! and Here!!
have a nice day! :orange:
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living-in-a-garden's avatar
Perfection in every way.
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awrah's avatar
Devastation to renewal; very nice.
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musi1|Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive :love:
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Moeker's avatar
Hey there!
I have been wondering, since im going to erfurt in a few weeks, if you could tell me where exactly this burned out hotel could be found :O i would love to go there and take a look myself :3

Would be nice if you could help me out there ^.^

Greets from a german~

Oh, and a WONDERFUL picture you did there!
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Mafia--Hitman|Hobbyist Photographer
It is not in Schweinfurt it is in a town 2 hours from Schweinfurt in the Harz mountains
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Moeker's avatar
i did not even mention schweinfurt XD you said its close to erfurt (somewhat) and im going to be there soon so i was interested... you think you could give me google maps coords or an address?
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Mafia--Hitman|Hobbyist Photographer
Er...yeah I meant Erfurt....I live in Schweinfurt....unfortunately if you can locate it on your own then I wish you luck but I don't give out locations merely for the fact that I have come back to sites after giving out their location only to find them vandalized or spray painted by stupid graffiti artists and ruined so unfortunately I can not give you this location.
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anilync|Hobbyist Photographer
wowww harika bir kare bu :D
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Elsarize|Hobbyist General Artist
I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Xoxo E
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