July 16, 2023

Tour Report: Rest Home "Wasted Years" [Revisit]

The day after our trip to the abandoned sanatorium at Lake Grabow, we stopped at a former Luftwaffe barracks, which was used as a nursing home in GDR times.
As on my first visit there about half a year earlier, we parked in the public parking lot directly across from the entrance. From there, we first walked across the grounds and began our exploration in the facility's heating plant.
A single sprayer took advantage of the good weather to immortalize himself on one of the walls. It was still quite early in the day, which explains why there wasn't that much activity yet.

After the heating plant, we looked at the drywall houses. In contrast to February, a great green decay had spread over spring and summer - a sight enhanced by the green light reflecting from the plants outside to the inside.
Even the city reliefs in the entrance areas were still there - by now they are said to have been removed.
After the pavilions, we took a closer look at the social building. Last time, there was a family with several children in the large hall, which had prevented us from taking pictures - this time, there was not a soul on site, so we were able to explore the building at our leisure.

In the building with the small swimming pool, we then also discovered the air-raid shelter, which, however, offered no real motifs photographically.
Apparently, the cellar was also used as a bar - at least that's what the humorous murals suggested to us, which have adorned the walls there probably since the 1930s.
It's lucky that graffiti "artists" don't usually do their work in dark basements - otherwise these little works of art would probably have been irretrievably lost long ago.
After several hours on the site, we finally headed back to our car, because we still had quite a long way to go.

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