The Wiesenburg – the last home of the Berliner Asyl Verein – has been closed down by the city, with unclear development plans for the future. The story has been written up recently by our neighborhood bloggers over at Weddingweiser as well as SpiegelOnline. Joe Dumkow, a man steeped in the history of the space, opened the doors to the public one last time yesterday evening. Some photos of Wiesenburg and the space follow. I apologize in advance for the misrepresentation in my photos of this space as abandoned. It wasn’t. Joe had to leave the space by today, and most things had been pulled out already. And I was looking more for traces of the more than century long history of the building than of it’s recent past.