I Got You In My Sights

Near the end of WW2, between 30 and 50 anti-fascist partisans were trapped in fields here defending themselves against Bulgarian bomber planes. They held out for several hours, surrounded with no hope of escape or survival. One of them was a doctor who had treated wounded fellow partisans at secret infirmaries. He was captured alive … Continue reading I Got You In My Sights

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Join Lenin

In the estimation of Bulgaria-based historian and writer Jonathan Taylor, Lenin was “Marx with a machine gun” and “a right short-arse”. In 1987, left-leaning teachers stowed this large painted plaster bust of him in the basement of their school near Sofia, evidently unsure as to how far the pendulum that was toppling the Soviet empire … Continue reading Join Lenin

Torching Light

Dusk was the perfect time to visit the monument to the Soviet army at Buzludzha. The torches, held aloft decades after the post-WW2 establishment, and subsequent dissolution, of Soviet rule in Bulgaria, were still glowing, warm to the touch in the summer sunset. Shot and edited in 4K ultra high definition by Gunner.

Waikune Prison Part two

Abandoned since 1986 this derelict prison camp located in a remote area of the North Island in New Zealand barely resembles a prison. The prison is heavily decayed with surprisingly little vandalism and the prisons strange colour schemes were meant to help calm prisoners. Our road trip taking us to this prison began with a sunny 18 degrees, five … Continue reading Waikune Prison Part two

ZK-EPA

  Abandoned in a patch of farmland in New Zealand lies this abandoned plane, the plane was originally a military plane which transported RNZAF squadrons until 1978. The plane was then sold on to an Airmotive company who had planned but found no further use with the plane, thus the fuselage was broken up and transported to the farmland … Continue reading ZK-EPA