Blankenburger Pflasterweg Positive Magazine July 25, 2012 Photography 00000Photos by Danilo Serra Thanks to: Melitta Ott, Nikolas Ott, Henry Wilke and Michael Deflorian Danilo Sierra (1988), born and raised in Honduras, is a photographer currently based in Berlin. This project aims to show the modern-time ruins located in Blankenburger Pflasterweg at the outskirts of Berlin. Once a prison of the German Democratic Republic, then police training facility, and later abandoned circa 1990, is now a place of decay, slow time, hidden art, vandalism and architecture-is-losing-the-argument-with-nature. Time shows no mercy, and this compound is a proper example. The urban environment is always changing, and, in most cases, time flows in similar ways for everybody. However, there are bubbles in which the time stops, gets frozen, or just flows slower. In this place, the time indeed takes another pace, in fact, summer 2012 turned into the 90‚Äôs and then 2006 (considering the pop culture figures in the posters and the dates of the latest newspapers found there). Cars pass by in longer intervals, trees swing less, and human activity lags. Nature, on the other side, takes its place back, filling corners with sprouts, holes with branches, and walks its own way across the remains of the paved ground developing a whole organic metamorphosis. In silence. Follow @positive_mag on twitter for the last updates Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.