Streets of old pre-revolutionary Moscow were so much different from what its citizens and city guests can see today. A nice collection of old black and white photographs of the Russian capital can be seen below.
One thing about photography is that it captures times gone by. Those people in Moscow probably thought their lives would continue as usual. Then the Great War and Revolution turned that world upside down. But through these images we can get a glimpse of what they world looked like before the change. And when you see people, remember that they have lived their lives and passed out of this world but in these images the are alive once again.
Shukhov Tower was built in 1922. Show-plane “Crocodile” in 1935.
Exploring or even taking a glimpse of the old, more balanced coexistence, the people inside and outside of the forces of nature, we realize how far away the current reality and our own habits are, in our years and todays reality. We will not, of course, go back, unfortunately some things passed away and lost forever. But we will consider them, before all those things forgotten, because there is something in the people and our cities we see in old photos, something that the current capabilities and our way of life and living today not give to us.
What a nice times. And then communists and bolshevics destroyed all.
Before the “Dark Times”….
Old world beauty at it’s best.
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