Dienstag, 12. Januar 2016

Beware the snow...

Walls have ears.
Doors have eyes.
Trees have voices.
Beasts tell lies.
Beware the rain.
Beware the snow.
Beware the man
You think you know.

- Catherine Fisher "Incarceron" -

These paper photos from 1995 I have scanned.
They are a treasure for me, because the painterly old sawmill is today only a boring car park.
In 1995 it was abandoned since a few years, like many factories on the area of the formerly GDR, and some homeless people, which I knew, lived in the dilapidated buildings.
 I have this winter in special memory.
Here you can find more old photos of factory ruins from this time.


  1. It looks very cold and bleak. A pity that the old buildings are gone but good that you have a record of them.


  2. Lovely old photos Mascha. It looks so cold & chilly

  3. I think I wouldn't want to go out at this time.

  4. Mascha thanks so much for joining Tuesday's Treasures! Photos can be a wonderful way to preserve memories which help us treasure the past...both pleasant and not so pleasant. I hope that your life will be filled in treasures always.

  5. That is a great old building. Makes me wonder where those homeless people are now.

    1. They have lost our little town - it wasn't a good place for them. The man at the first photo is dead (that I know) and I think, a few of the others too.

  6. Beautiful places to have memories of...beautiful photos. Treasures for sure.

  7. Oh, my, I have loved these...they are wonderful.

  8. Old paper photos are a treasure for sure! Lovely scenes...

  9. Fantastic photos! And great words, too.

  10. Eerie poem, but oh so true! Love the snowy scenes.

  11. Amazing photography! And what a forlorn story about the buildings : ( so sad to here that. Thank you for sharing this with us; it's beautiful work~ Karen O

  12. Mascha, wonderful snowy photos, especially the old building with its atmosphere of abandonment.
    Have a good week. Jesse

  13. stunning photos, you captured the atmosphere so beautifully! xx