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In a bed of grass by Mafia--Hitman In a bed of grass by Mafia--Hitman
In a city near Erfurt Germany in a burned out and abandoned hotel this room sits quiet amongst the bustle of the busy city outside, slowly it is being reclaimed by nature and no one knows of the beauty that sits inside this abandoned building only a few feet from the sidewalk.

The hotel suffered from a fire 3 years ago but it was purchased by a man who used his brothers stolen passport to obtain the loan. The hotel is just sitting in idle decline while the German courts try to decide who ownership of the property belongs to now.


This photo was picked up and published in National Geographics "photos we love" Best of July 2012

And picked as a Daily Deviation on 2012-08-18

Also this photo won first place in the 2012 Jula international photography festival held in Munich Germany

2000-2012 =Mafia--Hitman
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Given 2012-08-18
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I can only say that this work of art goes beyond beauty and composition and transports one to the reality and spontaneity of life. It is a subtle reversal of emotions. At first brutally shocking yet draws the viewer quickly into a euphoric state of pleasure and tranquility. History combined with hope. The cycle of destruction and birth in an eternal dance witnessed within the confines of a moment. The stark contrast between brilliance, shadow, and the out of context object adds to the mystery which excites the mind of the viewer to ponder the meaning of life. Beyond this words become meaningless.
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HeyNay Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
WOW.. Fantastic! :woohoo:
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:iconmafia--hitman:
Mafia--Hitman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke!
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Titanium-Alex Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I don't know if anyone here has heard of Abney Park (the band), but when I saw this, this song immediately sprang to mind: [link]

This is a great photo, one which made me stop and sort of go 'whoaaa' when I saw it!
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:icontemariataje:
TemariAtaje Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
You should join my photography group :iconcaptureamomentphotos: I like your work!
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:iconnathan3211:
nathan3211 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Simply Beautiful...
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:iconschnitzelyne:
Schnitzelyne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :rose:
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:iconrebornofdarkness:
RebornOfDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is amazing!*__*
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:iconkillythirsk:
killythirsk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! here!! and Here!!
have a nice day! :orange:
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:iconliving-in-a-garden:
living-in-a-garden Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Perfection in every way.
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:iconawrah:
awrah Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Devastation to renewal; very nice.
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SilenceMacabreArt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
:heart: lovely shot :clap:
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:iconmusi1:
musi1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive :love:
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:iconmoeker:
Moeker Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Hey there!
I have been wondering, since im going to erfurt in a few weeks, if you could tell me where exactly this burned out hotel could be found :O i would love to go there and take a look myself :3

Would be nice if you could help me out there ^.^

Greets from a german~


Oh, and a WONDERFUL picture you did there!
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:iconmafia--hitman:
Mafia--Hitman Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is not in Schweinfurt it is in a town 2 hours from Schweinfurt in the Harz mountains
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:iconmoeker:
Moeker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
i did not even mention schweinfurt XD you said its close to erfurt (somewhat) and im going to be there soon so i was interested... you think you could give me google maps coords or an address?
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Mafia--Hitman Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Er...yeah I meant Erfurt....I live in Schweinfurt....unfortunately if you can locate it on your own then I wish you luck but I don't give out locations merely for the fact that I have come back to sites after giving out their location only to find them vandalized or spray painted by stupid graffiti artists and ruined so unfortunately I can not give you this location.
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anilync Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wowww harika bir kare bu :D
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:iconelsarize:
Elsarize Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omgaaaash!
LOVE IT!
I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Xoxo E
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:iconfive-percent-milk:
five-percent-milk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so cool!!
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:iconfallenhack:
fallenhack Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I wouldn't mind living there as long as the whole place doesn't come crashing down on me.
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:icondhc72:
dhc72 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
amazing surreal shot! how did you come across these places?
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:iconmafia--hitman:
Mafia--Hitman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Easy you look for a building that has broken windows and lots of dust on the windowsills that looks like it is abandoned...it usually is....Step #2 ....go inside
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dhc72 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I never would have guessed that's how you do it, lol!
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:icondans-design:
Dans-Design Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such an amazing location. :D
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:iconanderlan:
anderlan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I hope you wore a mask. And kept a machete nearby in case any slime molds snuck up behind you.
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:icondrumpower:
Drumpower Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 awesome
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great find, great story, great shot! :clap:
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:iconsouthernob:
southernob Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
damn, this look like it "walks" straight out of some fantasy novel/movie
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:iconyosephines:
Yosephines Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mesmerizing, this is one of those pictures where you have to look at it for a long time to truly grasp all of the details.
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Batjoke12 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
um i say it is poison ivy's room... lol no seriously i love it
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:iconmehdi-tehrani:
mehdi-tehrani Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconfizica:
fizica Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Just... amazing
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:iconambou:
ambou Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
incredible find & gorgeous shot! wow.
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:iconmattt1996:
MattT1996 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
:iconmattt1996::iconsaysplz:When I said I wanted my room to be redecorated, I didn't mean like this!
*Raccon and many other creatures crawl out from under bed*
:iconfffuuuplz:

...so anyway, this is actually very nice! Job well done! :D
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:icondelshiro:
Delshiro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is a great visual. It has wonderful texture and contrast.
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:iconvexnir:
vexnir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive.
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BlackiFH Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I first saw this I believed it to be from the game 'Anna', it seems sort of in that category...
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tntrekabulator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
I think the court should decide that the building belongs to nature now :D
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