A friend (Thanks Hollie!) sent me this amazing post online to the blog of a Russian fellow who has the same idea as I do (although I must admit that I like his more. It is so cool). I had to take a break on my own blogging and feature his amazing work. These pieces are by Sergey Larenkov. He wrote the following about what he does:
"Dear friends, if you're interested in travel into the past, I will try to help you. But be warned, the history often hides a very scary pages, and return to the present is much more pleasant than to travel into the past. "Most of my work is devoted to the period of World War II. The most powerful impression on me personally produces a series of photos about the siege of Leningrad, this is my hometown. In addition, here you will find the defense of Moscow, the liberation of Prague and Vienna, the storming of Berlin, some pages from the life of Paris. D-day collages will be ready soon. Some pages of my journal will bring you to the streets of the capital of the Russian Empire, St. Petersburg.
"Wherever I go, I'm trying to penetrate the layers of time. It does not always do well, but I try.
Many thanks for the support staff of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg, as well as staff of the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive, Krasnogorsk. And of course, fond memories and endless gratitude to the photographers and war correspondents that brought us images of a bygone era.
Happy journey into the past.
"Yours, Sergey Larenkov."
All of the following photos are courtesy of http://sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com/
I also wanted to include some cool aerial shots of downtown Salt Lake that appeared today on the Salt Lake Tribune website. The following photos are from the 1960s and can all be found at sltrib.com: