6 When Two Epochs Are Connected

When Two Epochs Are Connected

Posted on October 15, 2012 by team


So much time has passed since WWII but some people still remember how hard it was to survive on those days. Two periods have been connected on these pictures of Odessa, Ukraine: the city in the war time and in 2012.

People welcome Soviet troops in the Rishelievskaya street after the city’s liberation from Nazi occupation.

Red Army enters the city.

Red Army enters the city.

Soviet soldiers and kids are near the Opera House.

Soviet cavalry enters the liberated Odessa.

Soldiers-liberators are on the Potemkin Stairs.

Residents of the liberated city are reading a summary of the Soviet Information Bureau.

It is a ruined music school.

These are the Barricades at Rishelievskaya Street from 1941.

It’s the Romanian bunker in front of the modern Chinese consulate.

Hoisting the Soviet flag on the building of the New Bazar.

It’s the gun salute at the monument of Vorontsov.

Ordinary citizens of Odessa helped to find the places for making such photos. Do you like the result?

Location: Odessa, Ukraine

via sergey-larenkov

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6 Responses to “When Two Epochs Are Connected”

  1. JZ says:

    Wow! Now these are very well done, the angle and the position chosen is identical to original photos!

  2. tonepoet says:

    I always like these kinds of photos more than anything. They seem to combine history and nostalgia.

  3. timoulete says:

    yes very well done. You must spend a lot of time to do that

  4. Awesome! says:

    Seen several of these types of photo shoots done for UK and American cities, very neat seeing some Soviet and Modern Russian pics.

  5. Maria van Overbeek says:

    Hell of a job, but very well done !

  6. George Semel says:

    Maybe its just me, but there are a lot of german made cars on the streets of Odessa now. World War II was hard on all of us to one extent or another.

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