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My Munich: Ghost station Olympiastadion

In the vicinity of Munich’s Olympic Stadium is a train station overgrown with brush and weeds. The tracks stretch north and south, but go nowhere.

Munich played host to the Summer Olympics in 1972; physical reminders include the Olympiadorf (Olympic Village), Olympiapark, and the Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium). In 1988, the train station “München Olympiastadion” closed to train service for the final time. Rail tracks which connected the station with the North Ring freight tracks were cut, isolating the station and leaving it to decay.

Since 2001, the Olympic Village has been listed as part of the heritage Olympiapark ensemble which includes the abandoned station. But will the station be left to decay? Or will the station be refurbished in some way to become a living memorial?

Historical maps of the MVV U- and S-Bahn system show how train service from central Munich to Olympic Stadium was utilized. S-Bahn train service carried passengers along the central trunk to Olympic Stadium via Hauptbahnhof, Laim, and Moosach; check out the system maps for June 1972 and June 1988.


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Marienplatz, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

From the World Outside & Into Munich’s Metro (WPC)

Above/featured: U-Bahnhof Marienplatz.

After dozens of visits since 2002 to Germany’s Munich, I’ve become familiar with the city’s transport network. For the city’s residents, the day-to-day work commute from the upside and into below can merge into a monotonous grind. The following images within five U-Bahn or metro sitations might challenge that notion with ghost-like and otherworldly appearances.


Georg-Brauchle-Ring

Georg-Brauchle-Ring, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

7am morning commute (IG)


Hauptbahnhof

Hauptbahnhof, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

Bahnland Bayern (IG)


Lehel

Lehel, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

One foot in front of the other … (IG)


Marienplatz

Marienplatz, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

U6, nach/to Klinikum Grosshadern (IG1, IG2)


Westfriedhof

Westfriedhof, MVG München, U-Bahn, München, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

Comings and goings (IG)


I made the above pictures between 22 and 24 February 2017 inclusive. Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-buj.

Westhalle, Leipzig Hbf, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, Leipzig, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Christmas rush aesthetic, Leipzig Hbf

Inspired by a similar photograph in a hotel room, I’m at Willy-Brandt-Platz at the bus- and tram-stop in front of the Westhalle at Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). I’m deliberate in experimenting with photographs made over a variation in settings. What I like is the tram moving into the frame from the left, the light stripes parallel to the lines of the building in the background, and leading to the waiting crowds at the right. And the Christmas consumer streak continues …

Thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM) and InterCityHotel Leipzig for their kind hospitality. Access to public transport was kindly provided by LTM and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. I made the photo above on 2 December 2014 with the Canon 6D, EF 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/4s, f/4, ISO640, 28mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6jv.

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, City Tunnel, S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland, Leipzig, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Leipzig City Tunnel, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz

From the top of the stairs near street level, this is the view down into the station at Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, one of four stations in the Leipzig City Tunnel through which trains from the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland network traverse through Leipzig and the surrounding region. For its role as one of the venues during 1989’s East German Peaceful Revolution, the square at street level by the name of Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz is also called Platz der Friedlichen Revolution (Peaceful Revolution Square).

My thanks to Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM), InterCityHotel Leipzig, and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. I made the photo above on 4 December 2014 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/25s, f/8, ISO5000, 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6vn.

Blue streak, Bayerischer Bhf, Leipzig, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Blue streak, Leipzig Bayerischer Bhf

As one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the state of Saxony, the City Tunnel created four new underground stations in the city of Leipzig: Hauptbahnhof, Markt, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz, and Bayerischer Bahnhof. These form the new backbone for the new S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland train network which began operation in December 2013. Here, an S-Bahn train is pictured departing the station, leaving behind a blurry trail in front of a well-defined stripe of blue.

I made the photo above on 4 December 2014 with the Canon 6D camera and EF 24-105 L-lens with the following settings: 1/4s, f/8, ISO640, 24mm focal length. Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH kindly hosted my two-day visit to Leipzig. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-6si.

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