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Harrowing Of Hell

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 30 March 2013 in Architecture.

(not this one)
Architecture of fear: Headquarters of German Federal Intelligence Service, Berlin.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well...once you were in there,there was no Resurrection!
(You are still in a black mood and I wonder if you're not falling into depression?!)

30 Mar 2013 10:12am

@Japanalia: This is a new building! And it's another costly white elephant (besides the new airport and the city castle). I have only taken that shot, if it's depressing, than because that whole complex and the instution residing there is. As I've said: architecture of fear.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

opressive abstract (if there's such a thing) in keeping with the building and use?

30 Mar 2013 12:51pm

@Ted: This is a giant complex, and another one of Berlin's financial disasters. When we were passing by in December, it seemed to watch us. An ugly and mean building, you could feel it!

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

A modern fortress.

30 Mar 2013 1:27pm

@JoeB: It's really haunting!

franz from Baden, Austria

diese fassade sieht ganz schön ominös aus ... und deine aufnahme trägt dem sehr gut rechnung ...

30 Mar 2013 8:13pm

@franz: Noch so ein Berliner Milliardengrab.

Abena from Illinois, United States

Do you have any idea how the word Gestapo relates? I looked through your portfolio, you have such a brilliant style that I see here. This is perfectly done with fantastic lines and the geometry is amazing. I like this a lot !

30 Mar 2013 10:05pm

@Abena: Thanks, Abena! While the Gestapo was an institution of suppression and violence, this building is telling something different to me. It's the soulless anonymity of power, detached from any value system and democratic rules. Really creepy.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great graphic composition captured here! Kinda reminds me of the windows from my cell, er office. :-)

31 Mar 2013 1:12am

@Steven: Deepest regrets! I've always hoped this kind of loophole architecture would fade out slowly, but unfortunately it doesn't!