Sea of Tranquility

Photo Gallery: The Other Side

Traffic light at house wall, Haigerloch, Germany, 1984 Haiger­loch is a village in a deep valley of the river Eyach. On a particularly tight spot, a traffic light was directly mounted to a house wall. Old house in Maulbronn, Germany, 1986 Driving home from a long ex­cursion, it was getting too late to continue driving, so I decided to sleep in the car. When I woke up from the first sun­rays, I realized that had parked in front of this old house. Dusk at Schönfließ railway station, Germany, December 1994 The Schönfließ (lit. "beautiful flow") railway station is located north of Berlin and to me had the appearance of being "in the middle of nowhere". When dusk fell at 4:09 pm, I captured the somewhat eerie picture of the dimly lit clock, the platform illumination and several railway signals.
Traffic light at house wall, Haigerloch, Germany, 1984.

Old house in Maulbronn, Germany, 1986.

Dusk at Schönfließ railway station, Germany, December 1994.

Living room windows in a big bleak wall, Berlin, Germany, 1990 One year after the wall had fallen, I saw a big building near the former Berlin east/west border. A part of its huge, gray wall had clearly been connected to an adjacent building. The living room windows were in the middle of the bleakness but now had an unobstructed view. Demolished gravel factory building in Malmsheim (Stuttgart area), Germany, September 1985 I loaded a black&white film to take pictures of an old gravel factory building in Malms­heim near Stutt­gart that was being demo­lished. I had enough time to find strange scenes in places where people once had worked. Graffiti text: "You only have one life", Berlin, Germany, 1990 In Berlin's Kreuzberg district, I saw the text "You only have one life" sprayed onto the shutters of a closed shop. I think that's simply right…
Living room windows in a big bleak wall, Berlin, Germany, 1990.

Demolished gravel factory building in Malmsheim (Stuttgart area), Germany, September 1985.

Graffiti text: "You only have one life", Berlin, Germany, 1990.

Rainbow flag in the Kreuzberg district, Berlin, Germany, 1995 On a walk in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, I noticed a small rainbow flag from a window amidst a dark, dreary façade. Birches growing in rail tracks, Berlin, Germany, 1990 After decades of neglect before the wall fell in 1989, birch trees had been growing on an abandoned railway area. Some trees had grown right though the rail crossings. Decayed railway platform stairway in Saarbrücken-Burbach, Germany, 1989 When exiting the railway platform in Saarbrücken-Burbach through a stairway, I looked to the roof. The signs of decay on the roof's wooden underside contrasted with the staircase illumination.
Rainbow flag in the Kreuzberg district, Berlin, Germany, 1995.

Birches growing in rail tracks, Berlin, Germany, 1990.

Decayed railway platform stairway in Saarbrücken-Burbach, Germany, 1989.