Monday, May 13, 2013

SHOOT LOCATION: BALLHAUS RIVIERA

A perfect place to do a fashion or videoshoot is at abandoned places with a rich history, which are plenty full in Berlin. One of my favorite (after Spreepark) is the Ballhaus Riviera and Gesellschaftshaus Grünau in Berlin, two Ballroom Buildings built in 1895 and 1897. 

Falling under slight disrepair during the DDR years they were put under administration after the German Reunification. Failing to find a buyer over the years, the buildings have been heavily vandalized and are at the verge of collapsing, which results into this:


Location: Regattastraße 160, Treptow-Köpenick Berlin, Germany

How to enter: It's officially verboten and private property, but there's no security. For the urban explorers under us: The best way to enter is on the left side of the building, close to the water.

Note: Always be careful when entering an abandoned place. Enter with more people at broad daylight.