Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Ghosts of World War 2, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post I explained that Russian photographer Segey Larenkov collected photographs of WW2 conflicts and military actions in Berlin, Paris, Prague, Vienna and St Petersburg, then spent a year locating and photographing the same sites as those in the old photographs. Larenkov digitally combined the past and present images to come up with eerie and fascinating images. Part 1 can be viewed by clicking on:

Here are some more of his remarkable photographs, the modern day scenes of young people and sightseers contrasting eerily with past scenes of uniformed soldiers, tanks and destruction . . .

D-day, June 6, 1944, Normandy. The landing of US troops on Omaha beach. Monument "Les Braves", Omaha beach, 2010.

June 6, 1944, D-day, Normandy. The landing of US troops on Omaha beach. 

Moscow 1941-2013 Tank destroyers on the march.

Leningrad 1942 - St.Petersburg 2013. Machine-gunners on the way to the front.

Yalta 1945-2012 Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Livadia Palace.

Simferopol 1944/2012 Soviet heavy self propelled gun SU-152 Zveroboy (beast killer)

Soviet infantry marching through Yalta after liberation from the Nazis 1944/2012

Sevastopol 1941/2012 at the Monument to the scuttled ships

Leningrad 1941 / St.Petersburg 2012 Vosstaniya st./Kovenskiy st. Children of besieged Leningrad.

Vyborg 1944/2011 T-34 tank with a damaged roller moving on the street.

Moscow 1945-2012 Petrovka street. Victory parade.

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