ALL ABOUT HITLER’S YOUTH
Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London travelled to the German capital Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film.
Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves.
An abandoned former Hitler Youth Training School pictured by British photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London
The Eagle and Iron Cross mural at Krampnitz Kaserne, a military complex, in Fahrland, Potsdam, created by the Germans during the rearmament period
Warped parquet flooring at Krampnitz Kaserne. The site was also used as a driving training centre until the Russians took control of the area, taking over a day after the Germans abandoned it April 26, 1945
A gym/basketball court at Krampnitz Kaserne. The 35th Guards Motor Rifle Division was then stationed there until its abandonment in 1992, after the Soviet Union dissolved
Decaying: A lecture hall at the former Hitler Youth training school pictured by Daniel Barter, 30
A view of the former Hitler Youth training school's lecture hall from the stage
The inside of the former Hitler Youth Training School in Germany. The windows are open, but this room is still in good condition
German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years.
Mr Barter said: 'I stumbled into photography via my degree, which was in restoration. My interest in abandonments started really young.
'When I was five my junior school had a derelict aeroplane in an adjoining field. Two of my friends and I climbed over the 10ft green wire mesh fence and entered the plane.
'If I close my eyes I can still picture the switches, dials and smell the leather. 'I find abandoned buildings to photograph by word of mouth or a little bit of research.
'To gain access to some of the locations is quite another story and can involve a lot of climbing, sneaking and hiding.
'The best and most interesting thing about photographing abandoned buildings in Germany has to be the clash between different opposing ideologies that dominated this region in the mid to late 20th century.
'There is almost nothing else similar to it around the globe.
'The way it effected the material fabric of these lost places and the way it continues to effect the region as a whole, is I believe unique.'
There are more than 60 buildings at the sanatorium which are looking for a new lease of life
An undamaged guest room in the burnt out hotel looks almost lived in, but very dated
Seen better days: The main dining table in the abandoned and burnt out hotel
Left to rot: A barber's chair in a manor house that once acted as a sanatorium
The grand staircase at the Lung Sanatorium that has been daubed with graffiti. The site is south of Berlin. Building work started in 1898
Pictured here is an abandoned theatre that has not seen a show for years
Mr Barter's photographs show even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties
A restaurant in the site of a burnt out hotel where food hasn't been on the menu for years
A corridor at the sanatorium. In its time it was also used as a hospital by the Russian Army until German reunification
The arches around a courtyard inside the old sanatorium daubed with graffiti