Monday, 31 August 2009

East Sarajevo

Istočno Sarajevo aka East Sarajevo is a district in suburban Sarajevo that is part of the autonomous Serbian republic. The area consists just of dozens of apartment blocks, some of them still not fully recovered since Bosnian war in 1990s.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

Sunday, 30 August 2009


I found this strange abandoned motel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the border town Foča.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Stalin in Albania

Stalin and Lenin can be found even in Tirana, Albania. But not in the best spot - the large monuments are hidden behind the National art gallery and most likely date back to early 1950s when Albania were friends with Soviet Union until Stalin's death. Besides - Lenin is missing a hand.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

Wednesday, 26 August 2009


In Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, it is hard to find something that reminds of its former name - Titograd, unless you look at utility holes.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Russian peace

This looks like a sun with a word "peace" in Russian in it, found on the school in Līvani, East Latvia. In Russian it actually means "the world" as well.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

Monday, 10 August 2009

Bus stations

Bus stations in rural areas usually have a vintage look. The first photo depicts the station in Preiļi, while the map is from the station Dagda, both East Latvia.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

Monday, 3 August 2009

Old shops in Latgale

I already posted photos of some shops in Latgale region of East Latvia. Here goes a few more. Usually they are called just "shops" (veikals) and not by some name because in most cases they don't need one as there is no competition - there is no other shop nearby. Also, most of them who haven't changed the place just kept the old time sign "veikals" for ages.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus