Abandoned Factories in the Old East

Germany

Germany

Though I somewhat despise it, there's no denying that the "Ruin Porn" that comes out of Detroit is something of a marvel. Mercifully, it's not limited to the resurgent Motor City. Trying to process the de-indsutrialization of the world's former manufacturing powerhouses is hard but finding new places for urban explorers isn't, in fact it's quite easy in eastern Germany, home of the former communist German Democratic Republic. As a former resident of Leipzig, I had many chances to see the inside of the old East and now you can too!

Be awed by this photography presented by Germany's version of Time Magazine, Spiegel.de.