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Soviet Military Base V

We're only in it for the olympics.

Former DDR, Germany.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Hoop dreams, ende.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Cafeteria entrance.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Cafeteria interior.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Lenin mural.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Soldier mural. Seems to have been covered up at some point.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Gym interior.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

“Sport Serves Peace”. Gym wall decoration.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Gym wall decoration with the olympics mascot Mischa.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Gym interior with wrestler decoration.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Auditorium entrance.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Auditorium interior.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

A trumpet or horn case left in the auditorium.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Teacher's desk.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Kindergarten wall decoration.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Aeroflot poster.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Wall decorations.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Dining room wall decoration.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

A1 Barrack. Note the superior craftsmanship ...

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Spirit enhancing barrack wall decoration.

Soviet Military Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Kalasjnikov monument. The gun part had been destroyed not long before our visit.

Kalasjnikov monument remains 

Sovjetbas V / Soviet Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Part of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument.

Sovjetbas V / Soviet Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Detail of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument.

Mural details 

Sovjetbas V / Soviet Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Mural, part 1.

Sovjetbas V / Soviet Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Mural, part 2.

Sovjetbas V / Soviet Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Mural, part 3.

Sovjetbas V / Soviet Base V, Former DDR, Germany.

Mural close-up.

 

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Krasnyy Oktyabr! 

Yours truly

An autumn stroll in one of the many military bases from the Soviet era in the former DDR. Much of this base has been demolished but at the time of this visit quite many of the central parts still remained. The spray painted figures on some of the buildings are markings by the demolition crew.

photo_cameraOctober 2011

cloudJanuary 2014

refreshDecember 2015

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Kodak Portra 160NC, Kodak Tri-X, Imacon Flextight Photo, Nikon D300, Nikon 28 mm F/2.8.

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