This should the most early color photos of Moscow. Moscow at 1890.
Wow it was really nice back then
sure was nice during the Tsar’s time. Now adays the people are ugly and rude. And the city is so damn polluted that it makes it difficult to breath.
technically, these are not colour photos, but colourised photos: black and white photos that have been coloured in using watercolour paints by a skilled artists. Therefore, the colours are not necessarily the same as those of the real scene.
Are you sure? To me they look like HDR images.
These colored photos have nothing common with HDR images.
I’ve been in some of those places today. It is old Moscow and most of pictured monuments are still in place. For example on second picture there is a monument for fallen soldier in war Turkish war of 1877-1877. It is in a very good condition, but surroundings look very different, there is subway just near monument.
What’s up with those poles without wires?
They’re Tesla Coils you ape !!!!!
Still don’t get it. Could you elaborate your explanation?
I think they used them a long time ago to power trolley cars.
Indeed, these are hand colored [using Ecoline] BW photos. Beautiful scenery. Looks almost like St. petersburg :).
If you see what this neanderthal mayor Luzkov is doing and has been doing to the city now, you can only cry. He doesn’t know the value of beautiful things, only what they are worth. Like the average Russian, by the way.
Everything beautiful is in danger. If Luzkov can have it his way, the majority of the city would consist of glass and concrete boxes with ‘elite’ apartments.
Old Moscow footage: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8017461996684766725&q=moscow
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