Rebecca Litchfield a promené son appareil à travers une dizaine de pays de l’ancien Bloc de l’Est. Villes oubliées, hôpitaux abandonnés ou vestiges du régime nazi, le livre « Soviet Ghosts » est un superbe projet photo qui révèle la beauté étrange de ces lieux chargés d’histoire.

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I made a trip to Bulgaria with 5 other friends Darren, Richie, James, Daniel, Adam to return to the mountain of Buzludzha to photograph the beautiful Buzludha, a former communist monument at 1441 metres high. The monument was built in 1981 but has fallen into disrepair and is no longer looked after by the Bulgarian government.????????? ????????? We spent three days at the monument and each day would bring a change in climate. On day one with just a dusting of snow on the mountain top, we climbed the tower to lean out over a ledge to take a photo from above. The rickety platform, subjected to years of harsh weather conditions could tumble at any chance. It was a test of endurance to reach the top of the tower, due to the meta ladder being frozen and the closer it got to the top the smaller the space to get up became.????????? ????????? I first photographed the monument in 2012 and it became the cover of my book Soviet Ghosts. It was amazing to re visit and join Nicola and Jonathan who had first taken me there and also Dorina (who came with Ivan her boyfriend) who meet up with us for two of the days so I could photograph her in the monument of my Underworld series.????????? ????????? The whole weekend was an incredible experience, full of fun, laughs, determination and in some times pain from hiking up a mountain in knee deep snow. It is an experience surrounded by friends that I will never forget.

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I made a trip to Bulgaria with 5 other friends Darren, Richie, James, Daniel, Adam to return to the mountain of Buzludzha to photograph the beautiful Buzludha, a former communist monument at 1441 metres high. The monument was built in 1981 but has fallen into disrepair and is no longer looked after by the Bulgarian government.????????? ????????? We spent three days at the monument and each day would bring a change in climate. On day one with just a dusting of snow on the mountain top, we climbed the tower to lean out over a ledge to take a photo from above. The rickety platform, subjected to years of harsh weather conditions could tumble at any chance. It was a test of endurance to reach the top of the tower, due to the meta ladder being frozen and the closer it got to the top the smaller the space to get up became.????????? ????????? I first photographed the monument in 2012 and it became the cover of my book Soviet Ghosts. It was amazing to re visit and join Nicola and Jonathan who had first taken me there and also Dorina (who came with Ivan her boyfriend) who meet up with us for two of the days so I could photograph her in the monument of my Underworld series.????????? ????????? The whole weekend was an incredible experience, full of fun, laughs, determination and in some times pain from hiking up a mountain in knee deep snow. It is an experience surrounded by friends that I will never forget.

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