20 Abandoned Military Town

Abandoned Military Town


The former Soviet Union had a plenty of military towns across the country that were abandoned later. Here's one of them.


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20 Responses to “Abandoned Military Town”

  1. Unknown says:

    HDR sucks.

    Also – give us a name!

    • geoff says:

      What is HDR

      • OLUT says:

        It’s the weird Photoshop filtering people use to make everything look like a video game.

      • Poupou-en-guyane says:

        High Dynamic Range. Photo made out of at lease two or three photos who has been exposed at different speed. The most commun is three : one photo with an average exposure, one “darkly” exposed and one “clearly” exposed, so that the good exposure zone of each photo can be used.

      • rowski says:

        a set of technicques used in photography
        High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI or just HDR)

        use google!

    • AnonymousCoward says:

      The pictures would have been much better if they weren’t so heavily processed.

      • geoff says:

        AnonymousCoward, funny name, alias “w” or maybe “jimmi jim”……..I think I get your point, we are all anonymous and probably a coward in some way to…… :)

  2. geoff says:

    Sad.

    An abandoned military outpost is not usually sad. They are just life moving forward, nothing stays the same forever, etc etc.

    But I find this place to have a sad feeling.

  3. CZenda says:

    If I am not mistaken, I found this very ship under a Christmas tree when I was a little boy. There vere 4 or 5 of them manufactured from old French molds, very probably bought second hand from Heller. The strange Soviet plastic was very hard to glue and paint.

    • ptc says:

      Almost every soviet kit was made from old Heller forms :-) Soviet plastic was so hard, it required chainsaw to cut :-) And there was soviet glue – first week nothing, still soft. After three weeks – hard and solid as rock :-)

  4. Marg says:

    It could have been a lovely story. However, the photographer has gone for an artistic look. I’m beginning to hate photoshop enhancement everywhere. They’re so unnatural and dishonest. The reality here would have been a more poignant narrative.

  5. petrohof says:

    yes, sad, but the real sadness is in the vast waste all countries had because of the cold war.

  6. zero says:

    Photos would look much better without HDR and that stupid “artistic” filter that darkens edges of every photo.

  7. Kilroy Was Here says:

    I wonder why so much was left behind when they moved out?

    • George Johnson says:

      Because it costs money to haul it away, it’s just easier to leave it if you don’t really need it. The US is leaving tons, millions of dollars worth of military gear in Iraq because it would cost more to ship it back home. Buildings, air conditioners, trucks, armored cars (SUVs) Just about everything except tanks and stuff.
      Worth millions, maybe billions, but it would cost more than it’s worth, to bring it back home.

      And that’s good stuff too. What you see in these photo’s is mostly junk.

  8. Hockeyplayer says:

    Sad depresing view, yet a good airsoft battlefield… :P

  9. Al says:

    Mostly junk left behind, what’s surprising is the sewing machine, women never leave those behind.

  10. Theebeatnik says:

    Great post, thank you for the posting.

  11. todd says:

    Russia has so many empty buildings and just old things left behind.I must come see for myself.

  12. Joshua says:

    Get out of here S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

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