Can we go? Can we? There’s no one coming? With burning curiosity the four of us secretly climb the fence around the Zombie hospital. After a 30 minute bike ride from Neukölln we arrive at the former children’s hospital in Weißensee. The hospital was in use from 1911 until 1997 but has since been abandoned, and it shows. The half ruined buildings have been taken over by artists. We creep along bushes and trees towards the hospital. After a walk around two of the buildings we’re sure there’s no one else around. We decide to go in. Ahead, Mark and I ascend the stairs of the main building. Paint is peeling off of the ceiling, window panes are shattered, and the roof is half collapsed. The wood creaks under our sneakers. Step by step I make my way further into the building and feel the excitement coursing through my body. I turn around and yell ‘Hey guys I really want great pictures, but I don’t want to die today’. I hear the nervous laughter and mumbled agreements of my friends, coming from one of the rooms. Curiosity overcomes my fear. Careful, I make my way towards where the sound seems to be coming from. I look into the room and find out that they have found the first room which makes this such a special building: the banana room.
A fotoshoot of Zombie hospital, one of the many abandoned buildings in Berlin.