Category Archives: EASTERN EUROPE

Brest Fortress, Belarus

Currently more than a little enamoured with the sensational Soviet War memorial at Brest Fortress, Belarus built to commemorate the 1941 battle on the site. Epic proportions of stern stone – makes me also think of the gutsy Treptower Park … Continue reading

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1960’s East German cat brooches

   Love how kitsch and playful these vintage plastic 1960’s/1970’s cat brooches from the DDR are.  Sourced in Berlin

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Schminke House, Germany

This beautiful creature is the Schminke House, in Loebau, nestled in the corner of Saxony near the Polish border.  It was created in 1933 by seminal German architect Hans Scharoun also responsible for iconic structures like the Philharmonie concert hall … Continue reading

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Katowice, Poland

Just got back from a (bumpy) roadtrip from Berlin to Katowice in Poland to attend the OFF festival.  Was inspired by this stylish gemoetric lady en route at a Polski service station… The OFF festival was a really nicely curated … Continue reading

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1970’s Puppet postcard

Lo-fi amusement on this 1970’s Russian puppet postcard found in the Ukraine

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Russian illustration postcards

Two super Russian postcards picked up in Lviv, Ukraine.  Dating from the late 1960’s and with imagery that somehow seems intrinsically linked to those sorts of places (wolves, snow, men casually chatting with bears in dressing gowns, etc.) they conjure … Continue reading

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Russian children’s postcards

Some Russian postcards that look like animation stills picked up in Lviv, Ukraine and looking to date from the late 60’s from the text and postmarks on the back.   Re. the boy on the first card – I wonder if … Continue reading

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