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Ghosts of WW2
08-04-2010, 02:39 AM,
#1
Ghosts of WW2
Quote:Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blog...ld-war-iis

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08-04-2010, 08:02 PM,
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
Wow! Really interesting!!! I've been in at least two of those places!
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08-14-2010, 01:56 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-14-2010, 02:08 AM by Battle Kat.)
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
What truly thought provoking images. Well done! I wouldn't mind seeing more of these.

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What a different place the world was just seventy years ago...
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08-15-2010, 03:41 PM,
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
I don't think the top one matches...look carefully at the two arches.
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08-15-2010, 11:57 PM,
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
It's real. It's in Praha (Prague), one of the gatehouses along the wall that no longer exists. You would pass through it as you approach the Old Town Square from the east. I was there about 6 years ago.

I can send you a picture of it if you want.
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08-16-2010, 06:35 AM,
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
(08-15-2010, 11:57 PM)alaric99x Wrote: It's real. It's in Praha (Prague), one of the gatehouses along the wall that no longer exists. You would pass through it as you approach the Old Town Square from the east. I was there about 6 years ago.

I can send you a picture of it if you want.
Real it may be,but the arch on the left is not the same arch as the one on the right.
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08-16-2010, 10:05 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-16-2010, 10:09 AM by alaric99x.)
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
That's not unusual, you'll see that kind of thing all over Europe. Many of the castles, churches and other structures were built over a period of many centuries. For example, there was a church in the town where I lived in Germany originally built in Romanesque style. When Gothic style became popular, they knocked holes in the walls and added some Gothic windows. Later they added a clock tower in Baroque style. If you visit the forum in Rome you'll see a Roman temple that was rebuilt into a christian church. In various other places Roman kastells became castles and, later still, Vauban style fortifications. You can still see parts of Roman walls at the Tower of London.

The Powder Tower at Prague was originally built about 1475, one of 13 towers in the wall around the city. About 200 years later it was remodelled in Gothic style. (I know Gothic actually became popular around 1450, so I have no idea why they didn't build it in that style in the first place, nor have I done any research on what the original style was.) Maybe the differences in the arches come from that modification, I don't know. Anyway, architectural styles that don't seem to match are not a reliable indicator that a structure isn't authentic.
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08-16-2010, 10:14 AM,
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
I am not saying the arch is not authenic...I am saying the photos show different arches. Unless, of course, the right hand one was rebuilt after the war, in a Romanesque style, with inter alia different coats of arms.
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08-16-2010, 10:35 AM,
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
I never meant to disagree with your observation that the arches were different in style, that's why I started my posting by saying "that's not unusual."

The tower would have been rebuilt in Romanesque style around 1675 and there would certainly be a different ruler in that area since the structure was erected around 1475. I don't know what the coats of arms represent or which one is earlier, I don't even know which arch is the earlier one, although I suspect the main tower is the part most greatly modified in a later era.
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08-16-2010, 11:08 AM,
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RE: Ghosts of WW2
What you are saying, then, is that the photo with the Sov tank was taken between c.1475 (Gothic arch built) and c. 1675 (arch rebuilt in Romanesque style).

I'll believe that...... Thousands wouldn't.
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