ABANDONED & INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

BY BJÖRN SAHLBERG / UPDATES / ABOUT / HOME

Ulanenkaserne

Exercise's end.

Düsseldorf, Germany.

Stable interor at the Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

The police academy's old stables.

 
Urban jungle at the Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

A slice of urban jungle around the old stables.

Forgotten chair at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Last chair standing.

Club Mona Lisa at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Club Mona Lisa ... or the old officer's mess hall. Or maybe not. Actually I've come across a number of these type of improvised establishments at German abandonments over the years.

Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Facilities door.

Badtoilets at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

On site facilites. #badtoilets

Club entrance at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Club entrance, from the inside.

Well ventilated at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Well ventilated.

Pile of bricks at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Some parts had already been demolished at the time of this visit. It seems some of the old bricks and stone work was saved.

Tree growing through the windows at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Nature finding new ways. Always.

Boarded up at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Weeds by the boarded up barracks.

Ice filled rubber boot at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Ice (yes) filled gummistiefel.

Saved stone work at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Salvaged stone work from already demolished parts.

Hops at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Hops growing by the old club entrance.

 

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Willkommen zu barracken!  

Yours truly

The last remains of the once huge area known as the Ulanenkaserne (Ulanen barracks) in the northern part of the city of Düsseldorf. Once the home for infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments until the second world war. Some parts were later on used by the police until the early 2000s. But my guess is that the connecting warehouses – where these pics are from – haven't been used for anything but impromptu bars (and who knows what else) for much longer than that.

Between 2008 and 2014 the area was reshaped and now consists of offices, apartments and a park. The new apartment blocks are of the same fashion as the original barracks.

For this set I've used the funky Kodak T-Max 3200. It came with a batch of film bought from a photographer cleaning out the freezer. The T-Max 3200 is quite heavy on the grain and I've understood that it requires a specific developing process to work as supposed. Still, I kind of like it and it was fun shooting with!

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