Walking along the corridors of the abandoned Children's Hospital and Women's Clinic (Kinderkrankenhaus und Frauenklinik) in Berlin's Neukölln district, around every corner there is a reminder of the countless, faceless women and children who have passed through this space over the years in need of care. Sick, scared, lonely women and children. It's almost too sad to think about. It doesn't help that this building was left in ruin in 2005. All hospital equipment and beds have been removed, but what remains is the piles of trash and scrap materials left to decompose in the dark, dank space, graffiti from visiting artists in recent years, every window broken and glass covering every floor, the occasional doll or toy or clothing item, and murals and mosaics in the children's ward used to cheer up its young patients. I am in love with the sadness and beauty of these abandoned places. Seeing more and knowing more of the history of these buildings and its tenants is a driving force for this strange, interesting photo project.
Photos: The ghosts of Isa (top) and Tucker, Frauenklinik, Berlin, 2013