Wednesday, 26 August 2009

More interesting places and spaces: Abandoned Foreign Embassy

Luke went to an abandoned Embassy last week, can you guess which one?

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

These pictures are very spooky to me, especially the one above.

Paint peeling off the walls, scattered papers strewn about recklessly, shards of glass, scraps of wood, piles of rubbish, and broken down office furniture left behind to haunt the halls and empty rooms.

All this with no explanation. I don't know the story behind this, and neither did any of the people there. Though I suspect it was abandoned for political reasons since it was the Iraqi Embassy.

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

abandoned Iranian embassy in Berlin

And it is just like Berlin to have strange and spontaneous party at the abandoned Iraqi Embassy, with nobody there really knowing the full story behind the place or how the gathering happened. Wish I could have been one of those people, but for some reason which escapes me now, I didn't end up going.

hope you all find your own spooky, beautiful haunts this week.
xokimberlee

4 comments:

R.W. Scissors said...

Wowww, that's really neat. And spooky, you're right. Your posts get more and more interesting!

Sally Anne said...

Gosh, there has to be a big story behind those pics....I wonder about the people who were once there.
How is your eye, has the blurred vision cleared up?
xxxxx
Sally

fiona said...

your photos seem to jump out. love looking at them.

n' so it does happen, impromtu parties in abandoned places. is dat a reason for not clearing after? i don't know...

lily, rosemary and the jack of hearts said...

berlin. sigh. I miss you!