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Piotr Tymiński / 250 items

N 2 B 1.9K C 0 E Feb 17, 2014 F Jun 2, 2014
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A small triptych featuring various rusty elements from pillboxes of the Molotov Line.

And so we have here:
A lock of the armored door barring the interior of the pillbox (several hundred kilograms of solid metal fitted with rubber gaskets to make them gas-proof);
A periscope tube with remains of the mechanism to rise/lower the periscope. Most of the pillboxes, except for the smallest ones, were equipped with good quality periscopes mounted in a metal tube which was closed by a round plate at the roof of the structure. The plate was moved sideways by a long iron rod attached to the handle shown at the photo. Then, a periscope could be risen to provide 360 degrees view. Those plates and tubes proved to be the weakest spot of the Soviet bunkers. The round plate (or lid) could be pried open by a crowbar and grenades could be rammed inside the tube. Most often than not, once the German assault pioneers got to the roof it was usually beginning of the end for the crew inside.
Solid hook mounted in the ceiling of an artillery casemate. They were two of them – another was fixed to the wall opposite the loophole. They were used, along with metal ropes, to lift heavy gun elements in case they required replacement or servicing.

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Tags:   abandoned bunker derelict fortification history Linia Mołotowa military Molotov Line pentax pillbox shelter Soviet urban exploration urbex WW2 бункер заброшенные decay Art Poland rust Visualmanuscripts

N 7 B 483 C 0 E Jun 22, 2014 F Jul 10, 2014
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Is this a view prince Stanisław Poniatowski enjoyed when looking through the windows of his summer palace built on the shore of Narew River?
Things has changed a lot since 1780 but the nostalgic beauty of this place probably remains the same.

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Tags:   lake Landscape paintography pentax Pentax Art Poland texture tree trees Góra mazowieckie Polska PL river Narew Visualmanuscripts

N 3 B 357 C 0 E Sep 11, 2009 F Jun 23, 2014
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He was the god and he was the law. Once adorning the countless altars of the vast empire - today covered in dust, his head smashed - lobotomy of time and history.
No longer loved and no longer feared, a proof that the higher you aim the higher they will hang you in the end.
How many of you recognize the man?

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Tags:   abandoned decay derelict military Soviet urban exploration urbex Borne Sulinowo Województwo zachodniopomorskie Polska PL Poland monochrome Visualmanuscripts

N 1 B 356 C 0 E Feb 7, 2010 F Jun 5, 2014
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Inside the barracks – former army HQ in the Kampinos National Park west of Warsaw, Poland.
Judging by the glazing of the surface finish it seems the room behind the window was used as a kitchen while the room from which I took the shot probably served as a canteen. Many generations of soldiers must had been picking their army-issue dinners through this small window. It's all dust and silence now.

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Tags:   abandoned decay derelict Kampinos military urban exploration urbex HDR Pentax Art Poland Visualmanuscripts

N 12 B 1.7K C 0 E Sep 8, 2014 F Sep 8, 2014
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The ultimate kingdom of urban exploration – the famous Battleship Island (Hashima).
At some point in its history it was the most densly populated island on the globe. It was utterly abandoned in 1974 but its location and claustrophobic concrete canyons are a sight to behold.

This is a digitally modified and geotagged image from Google Street View. The original GSV is at: goo.gl/maps/ChvZt and is copyrighted by Google.
Stylized version originally developed for Artistic Google project by Piotr Tymiński.

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Tags:   urbex texture abandoned derelict decay forgotten historic history urban exploration lost stylized texturized ruins ue Hashima Gunkanjima Japan island Google Maps Google Street View GSV Nagasaki Prefektura Nagasaki Japonia JP Visualmanuscripts


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