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Soviet Military Base V

We're only in it for the olympics.

Former DDR, Germany.

Hoop dreams, ende at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Hoop dreams, ende.
October 2011.

Cafeteria entrance at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Cafeteria entrance.
October 2011.

Cafeteria interior at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Cafeteria interior.
October 2011.

Lenin mural at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Lenin mural.
October 2011.

Soldier mural that seems to have been plastered over at some point at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Soldier mural that seems to have been plastered over at some point.
October 2011.

Gym interior at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Gym interior.
October 2011.

Sport Serves Peace gym wall deco at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

“Sport Serves Peace”. Gym wall decoration.
October 2011.

Gym wall decoration with the olympics mascot Mischa at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Gym wall decoration with the olympics mascot Mischa.
October 2011.

Gym interior with wrestler decoration at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Gym interior with wrestler decoration.
October 2011.

Auditorium entrance at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Auditorium entrance.
October 2011.

Audiotorium interior at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Auditorium interior.
October 2011.

A trumpet or horn case left in the auditorium at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

A trumpet or horn case left in the auditorium.
October 2011.

Teacher's desk at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Teacher's desk.
October 2011.

Kindergarten wall decoration at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Kindergarten wall decoration.
October 2011.

Aeroflot poster at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Aeroflot poster.
October 2011.

NEW

Invigorating mural in the hospital building at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Invigorating mural in the hospital building.
October 2011.

NEW

Flaking Lenin mural inside the hospital building at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Flaking Lenin mural inside the hospital building.
October 2011.

Wall deco at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Wall decorations.
October 2011.

Dining room wall deco at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Dining room wall decoration.
October 2011.

A1 Soviet era Barrack at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

A1 Soviet era Barrack.
October 2011.

Spirit enhancing barrack wall decoration at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Spirit enhancing barrack wall decoration.
October 2011.

Kalasjnikov monument at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Kalasjnikov monument. The gun part had been destroyed not long before our visit.
October 2011.

Kalasjnikov monument remains

Part of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Part of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument.
October 2011.

Detail of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Detail of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument.
October 2011.

Mural details

Mural, part 1 at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural, part 1.
October 2011.

Mural, part 2 at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural, part 2.
October 2011.

Mural, part 3 at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural, part 3.
October 2011.

Mural close-up at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural close-up.
October 2011.

Yours truly

Krasnyy Oktyabr!

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 numbers on some of the buildings are markings by the demolition crew.

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color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Kodak Portra 160NC, Kodak Tri-X at EV 400, Imacon Flextight Photo. Nikon D300, Nikon 28 mm F/2.8.