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Sovjetbas SW

A symphony for hangars and barracks.

Former DDR, Germany.

Where the wind was playing with the remains of the old helicopter hangars. Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Where the wind was playing with the remains of the old helicopter hangars.
October 2014.

Mysteriously straight roads, leading into the forest ... Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Mysteriously straight roads, leading into the forest ...
October 2014.

Barracks start to appear. But it's not the standard grey ones. No, these are of an older type. Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Barracks start to appear. But it's not the standard grey ones. No, these are of an older type.
October 2014.

Gazebo by the hospital barracks at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Gazebo by the hospital barracks.
October 2014.

Flats. Probably for the officers and their families. Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Flats. Probably for the officers and their families.
October 2014.

The swimming pool was a haven for large dragon flies. Strangely there was also plenty of fish in the low water. Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

The swimming pool was a haven for large dragon flies. Strangely there was also plenty of fish in the low water.
October 2014.

He ... kyp hangar remains at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

He kyp hangar remains.
October 2014.

Badsofas in the old hangars at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Badsofas in the old hangars.
October 2014.

ocial club theatre at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Social club theatre.
October 2014.

Social house entrance at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Social house entrance.
October 2014.

Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Hospital barrack ceiling light leftovers.
October 2014.

Gym backroom at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Gym backroom.
October 2014.

Social house auditorium at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Social house auditorium.
October 2014.

The gym at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

The gym.
October 2014.

Avant garde ceiling deco at Soviet Military Base SW. Former DDR, Germany. October 2014.

Avant garde ceiling deco.
October 2014.

Yours truly

Halt!

This decaying yet outdoor-fresh compound opened in 1934 as a sports airfield but was soon incorporated with the local luftwaffe. After the second world war in use by Soviet forces until 1992 when it was handed back to the German state. Several ideas for what the 286 hectare area (706 acres) and 208 buildings could be used for today has been presented. Among them housing or an ecovillage but lack of funding has so far stalled any plans.

photo_cameraOctober 2014

cloudJanuary 2016

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Ektar 100 & Portra 160VC. Meopta Flexaret V, Kodak Tri-X 400. Imacon Flextight Photo.

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