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Soviet Military Base V

Hoop dreams ende

Former DDR, Germany.

Hoop and glory at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Hoop and glory.
October 2011.

Hoop and glory.

October 2011.

In one of the barracks most of the upper floor had been decorated like a 70s night club at at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2018.

In one of the barracks most of the upper floor had been decorated like a 70s night club. This photo was used for the ASKA.nu XX flyer.
October 2018.

In one of the barracks most of the upper floor had been decorated like a 70s night club. This photo was used for the ASKA.nu XX flyer.

October 2018.

The disco feeling continues at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2018.

The disco feeling continues. Even the ceiling had gotten its share of the far out deco.
October 2018.

The disco feeling continues. Even the ceiling had gotten its share of the far out deco.

October 2018.

Most of patterns were stenciled but here it was almost all some steady-handed brush work at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2018.

Most of patterns were stenciled but here it was almost all some steady-handed brush work.
October 2018.

Most of patterns were stenciled but here it was almost all some steady-handed brush work.

October 2018.

Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2018.

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October 2018.

Again the ceiling had not been forgotten. Brush work and sponge paint combined. And another one for the #badlamps collection.

October 2018.

Some off the hinges stencil, brush and sponge work has been going on here at Soviet Military Base V.  Germany. October 2018.

Some off the hinges stencil, brush and sponge work has been going on here.
October 2018.

Some off the hinges stencil, brush and sponge work has been going on here.

October 2018.

Not all of the rooms had that glamourus club feeling though at Soviet Military Base V.  Germany. October 2018.

Not all of the rooms had that glamourus club feeling though.
October 2018.

Not all of the rooms had that glamourus club feeling though.

October 2018.

The Kalasjnikov monument seven years after the first visit at Soviet Military Base V.  Germany. October 2018.

The Kalasjnikov monument seven years after the first visit.
October 2018.

The Kalasjnikov monument seven years after the first visit.

October 2018.

Cafeteria entrance at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Cafeteria entrance.
October 2011.

Cafeteria entrance.

October 2011.

Cafeteria interior at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Cafeteria interior.
October 2011.

Cafeteria interior.

October 2011.

Of course there's a Lenin mural at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Of course there's a Lenin mural.
October 2011.

Of course there's a Lenin mural.

October 2011.

Soldier mural that seems to have been plastered over at some point at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Soldier mural that seems to have been plastered over at some point.
October 2011.

Soldier mural that seems to have been plastered over at some point.

October 2011.

Gym interior at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Gym interior.
October 2011.

Gym interior.

October 2011.

Sport Serves Peace gym wall deco at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

“Sport Serves Peace”. Gym wall decoration.
October 2011.

“Sport Serves Peace”. Gym wall decoration.

October 2011.

Gym wall decoration with the olympics mascot Mischa at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Gym wall decoration with the olympics mascot Mischa.
October 2011.

Gym wall decoration with the olympics mascot Mischa.

October 2011.

Gym interior with wrestler decoration at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Gym interior with wrestler decoration.
October 2011.

Gym interior with wrestler decoration.

October 2011.

Auditorium entrance at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Auditorium entrance.
October 2011.

Auditorium entrance.

October 2011.

Audiotorium interior at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Auditorium interior.
October 2011.

Auditorium interior.

October 2011.

A trumpet or horn case left in the auditorium at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

A trumpet or horn case left in the auditorium.
October 2011.

A trumpet or horn case left in the auditorium.

October 2011.

Teacher's desk at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Teacher's desk.
October 2011.

Teacher's desk.

October 2011.

Kindergarten wall decoration at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Kindergarten wall decoration.
October 2011.

Kindergarten wall decoration.

October 2011.

Just your local Aeroflot poster at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Just your local Aeroflot poster.
October 2011.

Just your local Aeroflot poster.

October 2011.

Invigorating mural in the hospital building at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Invigorating mural in the hospital building.
October 2011.

Invigorating mural in the hospital building.

October 2011.

Very flaking Lenin mural inside the hospital building at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Very flaking Lenin mural, also in the hospital building.
October 2011.

Very flaking Lenin mural, also in the hospital building.

October 2011.

Wall deco at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Wall decorations.
October 2011.

Wall decorations.

October 2011.

Dining room wall deco at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Dining hall wall deco.
October 2011.

Dining hall wall deco.

October 2011.

Soviet era Barrack model A1. Complete with the approved type of outdoor lamp at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Soviet era Barrack model A1. Complete with the approved type of outdoor lamp, which means another one for the #badlamps
October 2011.

Soviet era Barrack model A1. Complete with the approved type of outdoor lamp, which means another one for the #badlamps

October 2011.

Spirit enhancing barrack wall decoration at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Spirit enhancing barrack wall decoration.
October 2011.

Spirit enhancing barrack wall decoration.

October 2011.

Kalasjnikov monument at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Kalasjnikov monument. The gun part had been destroyed not long before our visit.
October 2011.

Kalasjnikov monument. The gun part had been destroyed not long before our visit.

October 2011.

Kalasjnikov monument remains

Part of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Part of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument.
October 2011.

Detail of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Detail of the destroyed Kalasjnikov monument.
October 2011.

Mural details

Mural, part 1 at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural, part 1.
October 2011.

Mural, part 2 at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural, part 2.
October 2011.

Mural, part 3 at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural, part 3.
October 2011.

Mural close-up at Soviet Military Base V. Former DDR, Germany. October 2011.

Mural close-up.
October 2011.

Yours truly

Krasnyy Oktyabr!

An autumn spaziergang at one of the many military bases from the Soviet era in former East Germany. Much of this base has been demolished but at the time of this visit quite many of the central parts still remained. The spray painted numbers on some of the buildings are markings by the demolition crew.

October 2011, October 2018

January 2014

July 2020

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Kodak Portra 160NC, Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Tri-X at EV 400, Imacon Flextight Photo. Nikon D300, Nikon 28 mm F/2.8.

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