I made this photograph last summer when I was on one of my many wanderings on the Tempelhofer Feld, the former airport right in the middle of Berlin. You can find all kind of structures still in place, between the bushes and the trees.
This shed seemed deserted and it was in fact fenced in, so I wiggled my camera through the fence (it´s only moments like this when I´m happy to have only a compact camera rather than a lovely reflex camera 😉 ) and made this shot. There´s no sign around explaining what its purpose might have been, but old romantic that I am, I had to think – yet again – of a poem by Robert Frost when I saw it.
It´s actually one of five poems grouped as a sequence called “The Hill Wife”. The poem I was reminded of was this:
Always – I tell you this they learned –
Always at night when they returned
To the lonely house from far away
To lamps unlighted and fire gone gray,
They learned to rattle the lock and key
To give whatever might chance to be
Warning and time to be off in flight:
And preferring the out- to the in-door night,
They learned to leave the house-door wide
Until they had lit the lamp inside.
– Robert Frost