A Year in Berlin

An Englishman abroad

Category Archives: architecture

Vogelsang: A Soviet ghost town

It’s been a while since we did a bit of ‘Urbex’ (urban exploration) – particularly of abandoned sites. Blame it on the winter. We did a cluster of them last … Continue reading

08/05/2013 · 12 Comments


A few weeks ago, Digital Cosmonaut posted this lovely photo of Śródmieście, Warsaw. I recognised it instantly, as I’d taken a very similar shot when I visited Warsaw in 2007. … Continue reading

27/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Best laid plans

While travelling along the B96, en route to another abandoned sanitorium, we noticed a grey monument at the side of the road. We saw it too late and were driving … Continue reading

22/06/2012 · 9 Comments

Breaking into Beelitz

I know I’m not the only one but I love a bit of dereliction. Discarded items in abandoned buildings have a very special poignancy. They’re a chance to see what … Continue reading

21/05/2012 · 8 Comments

A weekend away

“…and so young families go to Dresden or Leipzig?” “Hmmm…or Dusseldorf or Munich…” We’re busy with freelance work at the moment so taking time off feels a little counter-intuitive. It … Continue reading

11/07/2011 · Leave a comment