My brother-in-law…… I can still remember when he was just a kid! what happened :P
So on Sunday Basti and I decided we would (attempt to) go back to Vogelsang, near his home Village in Brandenburg.
It’s where the Russians once kept atomic weapons and a shit load of tanks, anti-aircraft missiles and tactical missiles. It was ‘home’ to around 15,000 Russian soldiers and their families, contained a theatre, shops, offices, a gym, school, and medical facilities. During the Cold War, it was the third largest Soviet base inside East Germany.
And it was all abandoned and left to rot in the forest after the fall of the Iron Curtain in the early 90’s.
Unfortunately, Basti’s motorbike was not working so we had to hike our way through the forest to get there, and by the time we reached the ‘city wall’, we had to turn back and leave as a huge summer storm was moving in fast.
On the way in however, we stumbled across this pile of old, worn out leather boots. Pretty creepy, as they had been there a long time by the look of the decay….
Sorry about the horrid photos, at this time the midday sun was still glaring down on us full force and the dappled sunlight was a bitch to get correctly exposed.