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Past Life of a Construction Site

by Peter Sigrist

This is the site in the center of Moscow where Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recently decided to build a park. Each dot represents a crowd-sourced photo taken there and uploaded to oldmos.ru, where you can move a sliding bar to focus on time periods of your choice.

This is the former Rossiya Hotel, which was built on the site in 1967 and demolished in 2006. The photo is from another brilliant crowd-sourced site (Wikipedia).

This is the Zaryadye neighborhood, which was demolished to make room for the Rossiya Hotel. The photo of a flood along the Moscow River is from a historical photo tour of the neighborhood, blogged by Alexander Ivanov.

This is part of a collection of featured places from around the world. If you’d like to share photos of a place you find interesting, please add them to the Flickr group or send them to info@thepolisblog.org and we’ll publish your feature. Video and sound recordings are also welcome.

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