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Ulanenkaserne

Exercise's end.

Düsseldorf, Germany.

The police academy's old stables at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

The police academy's old stables.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

A slice of urban jungle at the Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

A slice of urban jungle around the old stables.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Last chair standing at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Last chair standing.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Club Mona Lisa at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Club Mona Lisa ... or the old officer's mess hall. Or maybe not. Actually I've come across a number of these improvised establishments at German abandonments over the years.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Facilities door at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Facilities door.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

On site facilites at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

On site facilites.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

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Club entrance, from the inside at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Club entrance, from the inside.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Well ventilated at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Well ventilated.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Pile of bricks at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Some parts of the complex had already been demolished at the time of my visit. But it seems some of the old bricks and stone work was saved.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Nature finding new ways, as always. Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Nature finding new ways, as always.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Weeds by the boarded up barracks at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Weeds by the boarded up barracks.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Ice filled rubber boot at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Ice (yes) filled gummistiefel.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Saved stone work at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Salvaged stone work from already demolished parts.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Hops growing by the old club entrance at Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

Hops growing by the old club entrance.
Ulanenkaserne. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2009.

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Yours truly

Willkommen zu barracken!

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!

photo_cameraOctober 2009

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color_lensNikon F3, Nikon 50 mm F/1.4, Kodak T-Max 3200, Imacon Flextight Photo.

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