Closed down in 1997, these buildings have been exposed to the weather and the vandals for almost 20 years now.
The complex was built in 1911, after in 1908 the Prussian government decided to build the first municipal children's hospital in Berlin.
It even had its own cow stables to be independent from other milk suppliers.
I think this was the most thoroughly destroyed location I have ever been to. There have been various fires more or less recently. The scent of smoke and ashes was still all around.
The graffiti "artists" have also left their mark on the buildings. Although in this case I have to say, there were a couple of graffiti that kind of got me.
The mood was eerie, it was early morning and the high fog made for a weird twilight when I got there. Luckily, there was also some sunlight which made some nice shadows through the windows.
I know, I'm not all the way through with the photos from the revisit of the chocolate factory, but I wanted to share these with you first, so here they are.