Ghosts of WW2 - Sergey Larenkov's photos

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Za Rodinu, May 8, 2010.

  1. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    Hadn't seen these before and I guess to
    be honest I wouldn't have searched for
    the subject neither, thanks for bringing it
    to the top, very interesting shots I have
    100 hundreds of photos that I could do
    this with....I guess a retierment
  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    More Larenkov photos here

    And on the following pages...

    Moscow, June 22nd 1941
  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Larenkov's work is amazing. That picture of Moscow in present day/1941 is stunning, really evocative.
  4. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    The photos are super - especially the first one in this thread. Not seen anything like them before.
  5. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Trieste, 2007.

    My wife and I were on our way to a week's stay in Venice when I twisted her arm and we arranged to spend three nights in Trieste on the way out, a city to which I had never returned since 1946.

    At 0600hrs, leaving she who must be obeyed sleeping in the hotel, I made my way to Piazza Goldoni armed only with a map, my camera and a snap from my Army Album showing me sitting on a balustrade with the square behind me.

    The map indicated that I must now turn right, so I did, and then the time machine told me I had reached my destination. I was back in 1946.............. no mistake and no possible argument.

    I was aged 23 again, feeling much fitter and certainly stones lighter.......... I was a young man with the war over and my life before me.

    The square was just as I knew it and I wandered round and marveled at my ability to cast myself back into a long gone era. I took photos to prove to myself that I had returned and that all was as I'd left it.


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  7. mickack

    mickack Mickack

  8. Kbak

    Kbak Senior Member

    these pictures are amazing
  9. Nicola_G

    Nicola_G Senior Member

    That's fine too, snake. Perhaps if the statue were a smidgen to the right it would be perfect :) But then the buildings behind would be out of alignment. I see one needs lots of patience to take the modern photo at the same exact angle!

    You can use the distort & other tools in Photoshop to line them up :)
  10. Cablejockey

    Cablejockey Junior Member

    Looking at these photos gives you a strange sense of the past and the present coming together. Yet for those with memories of that time, I can believe that the past and the present are always within reach.
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  12. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day za rodinn,08 may, of ww2,truly amazing photos,just a question! is the Russian city stalinggrad? a most unusual post,thank you for posting,bernard85
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Thank you very much for your kind comments, Bernard. There are several cities that can be seen, but none shows the obvious landmarks of Stalingrad, and I have no idea of what they may specifically be, but war has laid its heavy hand on all of them. The sequence of three photos near the end of page two might be an East Prussian city, with Hindenburg's statue and all.
  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Another mixed bag of photos from EnglishRussia, some well known, most I hadn'rt seen before.

    About 1/3, a Finnish Buffalo in a Malta-lookalike camouflage :D

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