The Forbidden Sanatorium – Introducing Merry

The Beelitz Heilstätten (Beelitz Sanatorium, hence the title of this post) are about an hour drive away from Berlin, so Pippin, our friend Merry and I thought it would be a great idea to go visit them in February. It’s not technically a Lost Place per se, because parts of it are owned by different people, and can be visited without breaking any laws. Since we didn’t feel like breaking any of those, we thought we’d take one of the very legal tours through the surgical wing of the Sanatorium. Nature has been claiming this place back for decades, and because it wasn’t guarded or anything for a few years, it’s been ransacked by a lot of people, giving it a very specific, very broken aesthetic – it’s beautiful in the way that only broken things can be.

Merry is often hiding behind her camera, but I took a few good pictures of her anyway, because I, too, am usually the one hiding behind a camera.

Things you need to know about Merry: she’s awesome, she has a very extensive Disney-DVD-collection, she’s very pretty, and she’s an amazing photographer. I’m not going to post any of her pictures here, cause I don’t feel like sharing that spotlight 😀

Now, the Sanatorium:

It was freezing inside – even colder than outside, and the lighting could have been better, but it was still pretty awesome! If you’re into Lost Places but not so much into breaking and entering, and should you ever find yourself in Brandenburg, you should definitely go visit the Sanatorium as long as it’s still standing.

BTW: the three of us have started an instagram account to one day rule the world without taking ourselves too seriously, so please follow us @jungbrutalundgutaussehend so we can make that happen? Pretty please?

One thought on “The Forbidden Sanatorium – Introducing Merry

  1. So you already have a Pippin, and a Merry. I can’t even be upset, because Merry seems like a lovely individual.

    I also love your pictures of the Sanatorium. There’s something hauntingly beautiful about abandoned buildings. I always wonder what stories their walls have seen, and what happens to all that energy once the people leave?

    Actually, I know exactly what happens: it’s returned to the Earth. Eventually the physical materials of the building are broken down by the natural processes that we humans try so hard to overcome; although the recycling process can take many hundreds of years.


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