Safety

The Beelitz-Heilstätten military hospital I went to during a recent cycling trip is a good example of where some common sense is, well, sensible! Most of it is totally safe, but there are some areas which looked horrendously dangerous. If you go to the area, please watch out for collapsed roofs, dodgy railings and bad staircases. All of the staircases we used seemed okay, but we were very careful making our way around as one bad step could be fatal.

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Beelitz-Heilstätten graffiti

I’ve been to quite a few abandoned places now. But Beelitz-Heilstätten is definitely the biggest. It’s also one of the most remote as there’s not a lot else in the area. I think the size and remoteness has resulted in a lot less vandalism and graffiti inside the buildings. There were some interesting creations though, including instructions to trespass (check) and to teach children to worship Satan. The Satan comment was painted at the front of a large grand lecture hall.

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Eclipse of the sun

I’ve always wanted to see a total eclipse of the sun. Heck, a partial one will do. It turns out the sun is harder to photograph than what one may imagine ;) The photo below was taken at 1/2000 of a second at F16.

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