Abandoned places visited
Monday, 6 October 2008
Kinderkrankenhaus Weißensee: New building
This part was added to the complex in the 1980's. Each floor consists of two corridors of patient rooms, built in a kind of panopticon system - there are windows between each room and the nurses could overlook them all from a central position. There are also individual windows from the corridors into the bathrooms, but at "grown-up" level.
I guess that in a children's hospital surveillance was more important than the patients' privacy.
Ilan uploaded a photo with the windows between the patient rooms. We both took photos of this same view using his camera (my camera's batteries had run out by then ... ;_;), but we forgot who took which photo, so there is a possibility that it's taken by me.
The balcony outside the rooms on the second floor, taken with Ilan's camera.