• Image of Life Ain't Beautiful - Grand Staircase
  • Image of Life Ain't Beautiful - Grand Staircase
  • Image of Life Ain't Beautiful - Grand Staircase

(Beelitz Heilstätten)
Grand Staircase

Original photo print for Conquer Gear © by Anthony Lycett.
(Sold without water mark shown in picture)

Our second hospital visit was very different, more of an abandoned town than one stand alone building. It consists of bakeries, barns and huge hospital wards built to treat tuberculosis at the end of the 19th century, most of it now left to rot. Some buildings have been saved and lived in, a trampoline sits outside one grand house, not 20 meters away from a barn housing a fascinating pile of clutter that seems to have been used as a playground of sorts. Room after room, building after building have been stripped and all that is left are empty shells, the hustle and bustle of it’s former years reduced to static sound.

The main staircase is a grand yet humorous relief to the repetitive wandering through empty corridors. This has changed hands and uses, from a 19th Century lung sanatorium, to a German First World War hospital treating a young Adolf Hitler among others. After the Second World War the Soviets set up here and you wonder who added the palm trees. It is almost waiting for a ‘wish you were here’ postcard to be made.

Part of the "memories collection" each photo features an Illustration by Tomoya Hiramatsu

Photo Print, on C-Type Matt Fujifilm.
Fuji Crystal Archive paper with a
semi-matt finish. The paper is coated
with a slightly stippled finish and gives
a very natural photographic finish with
subtle colour.

50.8 x 25.4cm
20inch x 10inch
(White 15mm boarder top and bottom for easier framing)

Each is an Edition of 250, signed and numbered.

Prints sent by special delivery (UK) international first class overseas.
Rolled in tube (Please ask for framing options)