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Old Soviet Elevators

Posted by
Sundra Tanakoh (......., Ukraine) on 21 October 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Abandoned. Independence happened so many old factories are abandoned, for a country that sits on a set of resources to make it the next Gulf State economy so much is left to ruin. Someday Ukraine will arise once again.

NIKON D300S 1/640 second F/5.0 ISO 200 70 mm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot, well processed too.

21 Oct 2010 5:15am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Impressionnant et les couleurs sont extra

21 Oct 2010 5:25am

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Super compo and PP work .

21 Oct 2010 11:58am

Nina from Chester County, United States

Ooohhh...love this! The colors/tones, the textures, excellently processed. Good job John! I've been slacking with getting out there and taking pics - think I'll head out today for a bit. Enjoy your day!

21 Oct 2010 2:56pm

@Nina: Cool! lol I am stuck indoors for a few days besides the weather here is just ugly :-(

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Gigantic abandoned structures fascinates me, just the lone thought of leaving something that big to rot is beyond me. I mean, I wonder how much money & energy was put into building a structure like this, now leaving to be reclaimed by nature. This photo and the factory all have this sort of video game, wasteland vibe to it. Beautiful shot.

21 Oct 2010 4:55pm

@Howard F.: Thanks. It is kinda strange. The Soviets built many things with concrete that initially looked pretty and modern, but in reality it was just bad cement, so it all fell apart. These huge industrial structures are everywhere, when the Russians left, they LEFT, and the Ukrainians were left with the clean up just like they left Chernoyl. It is a mess, and it is a struggle to clean it up, sort it out and get it running again. There are several places like this in town, outside of the town there are old rotting farm collectives..

k@ from Paris, France

Just love this image and your pp, the branches on the left seems a spooky hand while the coloring is just wonderful.

26 Oct 2010 7:21pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
70 mm