I visited the old, abandoned Brömiches Brauhaus (brewery) near S-bahn Schoneweide with my cousin John a couple weeks ago. He and I had to climb and feel our way through some dark, creepy, gorgeous spaces in order to make our way to an observation tower 6 or 7 stories up. Staircases had collapsed in certain parts of the building, we hit many dead-ends, and it was definitely a disturbing space to be in. While there, we even have had to hide from police and firefighters for some time because a few punks thought it a good idea to set old tires on fire. We made it home safely with plenty of good stories to tell, and without my aunt disowning me for getting my young cousin arrested and/or deported!
Photos: John at the Brauhaus, Berlin, 2013