The Citadel Revealed

Discussion in 'General' started by Pete Askew, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    An abandoned apartment block in Halle Neustadt. It is not all this grim and many buildings have been renovated, but the glory days of this new city of the DDR are long gone and a stark contrast with the old city across the river.

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    Leica M10 + 35 mm Leica Summilux f1:1.4. ISO 200, 1/1000s at f1:8.0. PP in LR / PS / Nik ColorFX Pro 4.
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  2. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Well captured, lots of interesting lines and angles. That bit does look grim. Looks sad too, to think that was once people's homes and shop, now fallen into decay.
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Thanks again, Dave. Other parts of the complex were in a better state. I'll post more soon, but this was the one that give the first impact of the 'new' city.
  4. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    Definitely has that grunge, neglected vibe to it.
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It has an oppressive vibe, and the "beauty" of the models furthers a feeling of alienation, remembrance of times lost. Excellent framing, of course. They eye wants to dwell on it for a while...
  6. Aldous Lau

    Aldous Lau Well-Known Member

    Nice angle and tone Pete. Are you able to enter the abandoned building?
  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I didn't try, but I doubt it.

    Thanks, Aldous.
  8. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    I wonder when that was built? It's sort of Eastern Block version of LeCorbusier Unite? Is is all reinforced concrete? It looks like it has brick also. Really nice photo!!!
  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

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  10. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    sweet photo. love the lines and angles and general feel of abandonment.
  11. Pete Askew

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  12. Rhonda Smith

    Rhonda Smith Active Member

    I look at this and it reminds me of a show we watch from the UK called "Time Team". As they uncover the layers of earth, you find many generations before, having been built over by the next. It is good to have a documented photo before that goes to compete ruin as well. I had a similar experience a couple years ago when I shot a photo of a decaying shack of a house all alone on a small island in a local river. A hurricane came through a couple months afterward and flattened it. 2 weeks ago I saw an article in the paper about that house. Two sisiters were reminiscing of their childhood days living there. Touched my heart. they aree both in their 80's now.
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  13. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    It's been a while since I have seen one of your foties Pete. Happy to see the Old Askew color palate is still your preference. :)

    Fine image. I like this kind of thing. Do show more if you have any.
  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Thanks, Rhonda - I know the programme well.

    Thanks, Brian. I do have more and will process and upload them shortly.

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