• Image of Life Ain't Beautiful - Grand Staircase
  • Image of Life Ain't Beautiful - Grand Staircase
  • Image of Life Ain't Beautiful - Grand Staircase

(Beelitz Heilstätten)
Grand Staircase

Original photo print for Conquer Gear © by Anthony Lycett. Signed limited edition of 250

Part of the "Memories Collection" each photo features an Illustration by Tomoya Hiramatsu, it was a collaboration artwork made and produced by Conquer Gear.

Photo Print, on C-Type Matt Fujifilm for a rich depth of colour.
Fuji Crystal Archive paper with a semi-matte finish.

Unmounted version sent in a Roll = £50
50.8 x 25.4cm
20"inch x 10"inch


The mounted version sent flat pack = £58 (includes project summary and pre-mounted edition postcard)
50.8 x 40.64cm
20"inch x 16"inch

Each is an Edition of 250, signed and numbered by Anthony.

Prints sent by special delivery (UK) international first class overseas.

Story on the postcard:
"Our second hospital visit was very different, more of an abandoned town than one stand-alone building. It consists of bakeries, barns and huge hospital wards built to treat tuberculosis at the end of the 19th century, most of it now left to rot. Some buildings have been saved and lived in, a trampoline sits outside one grand house, not 20 meters away from a barn housing a fascinating pile of clutter that seems to have been used as a playground of sorts. Room after room, building after building have been stripped and all that is left are empty shells, the hustle, and bustle of its former years reduced to static sound.

The main staircase is a grand yet humorous relief to the repetitive wandering through empty corridors. This has changed hands and uses, from a 19th Century lung sanatorium to a German First World War hospital treating a young Adolf Hitler among others. After the Second World War the Soviets set up here and you wonder who added the palm trees. It is almost waiting for a ‘wish you were here’ postcard to be made."