It’s not hard to see how Germany could turn these into a prison overnight.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
The light masts are there, but it looks like the cables that stretched across the dock with the actual lights have fallen down.
A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock.
The office was redder than the rest of the building.
The hospital is so self art deco that it seems like a film set!
Looking out from what little remains of the second floor at the poor house, which was in terrible condition. No roof and no floors. Soon to be ruins.
This dock goes between loading bays (see glass brick walls) and the railroad.