It is with a nostalgic eye that German photographer Robert Götzfried has traveled along South Germany looking for old bowling alleys and photographed dozens of them.
Back to the past in his childhood memories when, in the 80s, in Germany, there were lots of “kegel” alleys a variant of bowling played with nine pins and a smaller ball. But today, the game and alleys too, have lost their attractive: they are not very busy except for the elderly and at risk of closure.
The shootings of the Bowling Alleys series have all been made from the same perspective that central one of the player.
There are definitely vintage alleys and other more modern. Nostalgic charm or kitsch design, for all of them, the atmosphere is full of seduction, with their colors and symmetries worthy of a Wes Anderson film.
On Robert Götzfried ‘s website, there are many other architectural projects that we recommend taking a look at: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, abandoned gas stations, roadside church signs and much more.
All Images © Robert Götzfried