Sarajevo’s abandoned ski-lifts, bobsleigh runs and crumbling Olympic village are captured by Berlin-based filmmaker Joerg Daiber in this short film.

Sarajevo’s abandoned ski-lifts, bobsleigh runs and crumbling Olympic village are captured by Berlin-based filmmaker Joerg Daiber in this short film.

Daiber uses tilt-shift photography to make the structures look like a miniature 3D model – a method he’s used across his series YouTube Little Big World, which turns interesting, beautiful, remote or abandoned locations into ‘mini model’.

Sarajevo’s abandoned ski-lifts, bobsleigh runs and crumbling Olympic village are captured by Berlin-based filmmaker Joerg Daiber in this short film.
Photography: Joerg Daiber

Sarajevo’s Olympic village is the latest location to get this treatment built to host the 1984 winter Olympics.

The site bears the battle scars of the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, with many structures wholly destroyed. During the conflict, the athlete’s accommodation and a hotel were turned into a de facto prison. Even more horrifyingly, the podium was used as an execution site.

Bullet holes and overgrown concrete recall this dark period of history.

Watch the film above, and read an interview with Daiber about his series – which started in 2012 and now boasts an archive of 100 locations – on Designboom.

Sarajevo’s abandoned ski-lifts, bobsleigh runs and crumbling Olympic village are captured by Berlin-based filmmaker Joerg Daiber in this short film.
Photography: Joerg Daiber
Sarajevo’s abandoned ski-lifts, bobsleigh runs and crumbling Olympic village are captured by Berlin-based filmmaker Joerg Daiber in this short film.
Photography: Joerg Daiber

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