the old tracks and the resettlement

wagons once threaded this plain and filled the night with echos of metallic giggle, where now nature and new settlers walk around still puzzled how to classify what they see in their Saturday’s afternoon walk. Here and there, if you stop long enough to see through the signs, you can see the ghosts of those railroad tracks and ties under thickening vegetation. The sudden idle beds of track ballast stand questioning their purpose now like dry wounds in the meadows.

Hidden in the woods, old tracks, fallen lampposts, gates with nothing to gate, lost ponds. And an old adjoining settlement. Despite the looks, no vignetting is applied to the photographies.

The old bed wagons factory witness yet one other kind of resettlement: partly spooky, partly trashy, and certainly worth walking through.

the Glindower Alpen in Potsdam soothes us with forests of autumnal dark and desaturated hues.

the Glindower Alpen in Potsdam

Not far from Berlin’s tumult of trafic, people, concrete and graffiti, the Glindower Alpen in Potsdam soothes us with forests of autumnal dark and desaturated hues.

The Glindower See on the north side of the forest reflects today the overcast dim grayish blue. The tiles Factory in Glindow. In its belly, the fire is unlit over the weekend.

Fagus Werk, Walter Gropius, Alfeld

a meeting of purpose and the Fagus-Werk

three exceptional persons met in time and place in Alfeld, Lower Saxony in 1910 to create and build a dream; the Fagus-Werk. In one side the experienced 52 years old Carl Benscheidt believed that people’s feet deserved healthier shoes, in the other side Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer on their late twenties believed that architecture must and can enlighten the job of people and organisations. These people seemed to me as leaving reasons of profit aside and focusing on better health for everyone, and enlightment for the those who will design and produce the lasts to make the shoes.

Being within these Bauhaus styled premises, one feels that economical success is a consecuence rather than the motive of this project that emerged from these three outstanding persons together and ultimately brought better feet health to mankind.

"Der Berg Ruft" Temporary exhibition about mountains at the Gasometer, Oberhausen, Germany

a decomissioned gas holder and a photography exhibition

Once a too-expensive-to-demolish gas holder in Oberhausen that later became an icon of industrial heritage sets an exceptional backdrop for a photography exhibition; the play with illuminated pictures in the darkness of the interior space of the has holder creates the ilusion that the pictures float in the room and the visitors recede away from the visual field in contours of shadow.

Former office building of a transportation company named Rhenania before an urban development transformation will turn her into an embalmed memory of the industrial past

rhenania and the hues of old

Former office building of a transportation company before an urban development transformation will turn her into an embalmed memory of the industrial past.

The last days of a photographic feast of subdued hues of old off the old Rhenania building that soon will become a renovated hallmark of the new Werksviertel in Munich.