Biomechanical Venus & Bullet babies at the H.R.Giger museum / Gruyères / Switzerland
Beyond easy labels of “Soviet theme park” or ” puppet state” given by international press , the breakaway state of Transnistria ( aka Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic ) could be a glimpse into the not so far future of crimea …
Stalin’s Underground Printing House in Tbilisi (Georgia), from 1903 to 1906 the Bolsheviks printed thousands of trilingual brochures (Georgian, Russian, Armenian) on this old german press.
The 60’s pool // Gagra // Abkhazia
“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Nemui // Studio Six // Tokyo // Japan
Tskaltubo (Georgian: წყალტუბო) was a busy spa resort during Soviet times and keeps the memory of regular Stalin visits. Nowadays many of the sanatorium complexes have been re-assigned into housing complexes for refugees that have been displaced from their homes because ethnic conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Under Victory square , an Eternal flame celebreting the liberation of the city burns in the underground passage // Minsk // Belarus
Prayer home Designed by the iranian architect Kamran Diba nested in the yard of tehran ‘s Carpet
Azadi Tower // 1971 // Architect Hossein Amanat // Tehran // Iran
The tower, commissioned by the Shah of Iran to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, as has been since the 70’s an epicenter of celebration, unrest, and revolutionary actions.