Sunday, January 31, 2010


Courtesy of @GreatDismal, Eric Lusito's amazing photographs of abandoned Soviet military bases collected in After the Wall: Traces of the Soviet Empire. Like supersonic Ilya Kabakov installations, ruins of a lost 20th century utopia that you thought you imagined.

1 comment:

Dave Hardy said...

In 1997 I was teaching ESL at an engineering firm in an industrial/office park in Prague. The place was late '70s-style decay, but still mostly occupied. One day I was departing I passed painters at work in the halls. I was struck by their faded-scarlet drop cloths. Then I noticed the hammer & sickle in the corner of the sheet.