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Ghosts of WW2
08-16-2010, 11:21 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-16-2010, 11:22 AM by Ricky B.)
RE: Ghosts of WW2
You are misunderstanding the photo - remember the pics are old WW2 pics overlaid with current pics, not a side by side of the same area at different times. This is the Powder Tower in Prague, and both arches exist together, not one in place of the other. It is odd looking, but go here for a relatively current picture of the tower showing the 2 arches of different designs.


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08-16-2010, 11:32 AM,
RE: Ghosts of WW2
Thanks...makes sense now. It was not clear at all in the first photo.
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08-16-2010, 11:44 AM,
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It sure didn't look right, the picture sure looks obviously hacked but it is actually like that, very odd looking structure, and then with the background buildings that also looked off.
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08-16-2010, 12:06 PM,
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(08-16-2010, 11:08 AM)K K Rossokolski Wrote: 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.

I'm sorry, when I said Romanesque, I meant to say Gothic. That is, it would have been changed to Gothic style around 1675, and still no idea of what the original style was.

The Soviet tank would presumably have passed through the tower in 1945.

Meanwhile, Ricky seems to have also provided some additional clarification, thank you for that.
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03-16-2011, 04:34 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-16-2011, 04:36 AM by Battle Kat.)
RE: Ghosts of WW2
I was pointed to this video. Obviously a LOT of effort has gone into making immaculate footage of City of Viborg, now and then.

It goes very well together with the original post of this thread. WW II era pictures from Finnish and (mostly) Russian archives.

It is amazing how little the city has changed since the times the pictures were taken.


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Vyborg (Russian: Вы́борг; Finnish: Viipuri; Swedish: Viborg; German: Wiborg) is a town in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, situated on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Bay of Vyborg, 130 kilometres to the northwest of St. Petersburg, 38 kilometres south from Russia's border with Finland, where the Saimaa Canal enters the Gulf of Finland. Population: 79,224 (2002 Census);[1] 80,924 (1989 Census).[3]

The Hanseatic city lies in the boundary zone between the East Slavic/Russian and Finnish/Scandinavian worlds and has changed hands several times in history, most recently in 1940 when it was ceded by Finland to the Soviet Union at the end of the Winter War.
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05-27-2016, 06:18 AM,
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it's also his work.
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12-16-2016, 11:43 PM,
RE: Ghosts of WW2
Very fascinating!
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