Another exciding location of my ABANDONED places tour ’14.
It was a power station. The heart of the facility consists of two 35m ovens fired by coal to generate the heat-power. Beside that, several other halls and installations are worth to have a look. See here the series of the power station: As this time the light was excellent and the corrotion is advanced, you will have the pleasure to see it in colour.
Why “bullaugenblues” (~lit. bull’s eye’s blues) – what is the background?
The story beginns in the 70th – In Munich / Leopoldstrasse has been built a futuristic amusement complex, the “Schwabylon”. In there a very special underground discotheque – the “Yellow Submarine”. It was a while the IN-location for the jet-set. The architecture, specially of the disco was very special: It was build 3 floors underground as a huge tank and kind of reverse aquarium. The visitors where inside and the waterside – just like a submarine. The windowes were bull’s eyes as you can see on the photos on our flyer below. After a few years of operation, the disco changed names a few times until it was closed. The surface complex was demolished a few year later, but the yellow submaring construction remained as a part of the Holiday-Inn hotel which was next to it. Last year (2013) the Holiday-Inn was also demolished in order to rebuild the whole quarter. LE4EL took the chance to pick of the last impressions of this famous place and it’s last sad days. More impressions have been collected on a facebook page of activists who wanted to keep it alive as a cultural monument.
As we have not been able to make an exhibition at the location itself, we found now the opportunity to exhibit in the Salon Irkutsk. This special bar lures people who might have lived their best time of the live in the yellow submarine….
LE4EL has the intension to interprete a location or process from 3 different points of view by different artists. The exhibition will show the works of Jens, Helmut and myself. This is the link to the project page. The Exhibition can be found from december, 16th onwards also online.
During a short walk this sunday morning, I’ve found some interesting views.
All the series can be found here: Munich – Westend
This first photo is the window of a shot for truffles.
The next one is the window of the “Münchner Federn Zentrale”
Here are other new photos of an earlier set of photos from an abandoned factory in Casteliorentino in Italy. The construction of concrete is really impressive, whereas theare are two of them: one arc-type building and another cubical one.
Exciding kayak- and foto- tour in and around Finland’s national park “Kolovesi“.
Abound 100km of paddeling in a bit more then 5 days in windy, rainy and sunny conditions.
This is NOT a representative photo of the location….
…but I thought is worth to show. because someone has used the “Für den sauberen Tisch” / ” For the clean table” – buckets as lids for the toilet drain tubes
It was the photo of the Tequila bottle, which, by the way, was mine….and I gave it away as a price for the winner…:-(…but as I’ve heard, we was really happy about it. Graphic design by SIEexpessions.
This bus, I’ve seen today in Munich, close to the residence. It remembers be to old movies of Heinz Erhardt, such as “Das kann unseren Willi doch nicht erschüttern“. Not that I like this kind of stuff, but it represents a kind of awareness of life of that time…
( more new photos also in D40OOM.eu [C] )
I just came back from a trip to Japan with a ‘Lensbaby‘s ‘Control Freak’. This is a free adjustable tilt-shift optics with exhangable lens and aperture plates. It’s by far not usable for precise work, such as architecture photography, but is allows a wide degree of freedom for artistic works. Here two examples from of Munich’s Olpymic statium. The first one is a kind of classic tilt-shift style. The second one also, but more my style…
Here a first series