Lenin relief brought back to light

Old photos of the Soviet barracks in Möhlau show a relief with a side portrait of Lenin. For years it was thought to have been lost when the Soviet army left, because the remaining stele was blank. But after a quarter of a century of weathering, the top layer of the stele began to peel away and surprisingly, the red colour of the former monument and the outlines of Lenin’s head appeared, although diffuse and blurred. We immediately set out in the hope of restoring the original relief.

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Mural renovated and extended in graffiti style

While exploring abandoned objects one constantly comes across graffiti, tags and other works of „street art„. They have become part of the unique landscape of abandoned places. However, they rarely have a concrete connection to the historical sites in which they are located and many visitors tend to perceive them as foreign bodies or disturbing elements. An exception can be seen in Möhlau, where a graffiti artist first renovated a monumental Lenin mural of the Soviet army, only to expand it with a stylized Soviet flag. Weiterlesen

Das versteckte Wandbild

Das versteckte Wandbild

Auf dem ehemaligen Flugplatz in Sperenberg (Brandenburg) befindet sich im Inneren eines verlassenen Gebäudes noch ein abblätterndes sowjetisches Wandbild mit Lenin. Es ist selbst für erfahrene Urbex-Erforscher ein schwieriger Fund, denn der Gang zum Raum ist nur durch ein kleines Loch in einer Wand zu erreichen. Aber zuerst muss man in dieser weitläufigen Geisterstadt überhaupt das richtige Gebäude finden. Weiterlesen