I photographed the old, abandoned Iraqi Embassy on Saturday, a 5-story building located in the quiet, residential neighborhood of Pankow. The embassy closed soon after the wall came down, and it feels as though the employees just stood up from whatever they were doing and walked out the front door, never to return. The building was left completely intact, with piles of books, papers, files, typewriters, furniture scattered throughout all the rooms. Curtains still on the (now broken) windows. A gorgeous mosaic in the main stairwell. Add twenty years of squatters and taggers to the mix, and you're left with this incredibly photogenic scene.
Photos: Ana (above) and Eunhae (below) at the Iraqi Embassy, Berlin, 2013