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"Every day that you don’t smile is a day you have lost"Berlin, Germany 10-2013Copyright © Yuri Segalerba, All Rights Reserved

"Every day that you don’t smile is a day you have lost"
Berlin, Germany 10-2013

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Abandoned Pioneers Camp
Moscow, Russia 02-2014

thanks to Nataliya who brought me here

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Something bitter to push down to the bottomBerlin, Germany 11-2013Copyright © Yuri Segalerba, All Rights Reserved

Something bitter to push down to the bottom
Berlin, Germany 11-2013

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Red Square in whiteMoscow, Russia 02-2014Mосква, Россия Copyright © Yuri Segalerba, All Rights Reserved

Red Square in white
Moscow, Russia 02-2014
Mосква, Россия 

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Delirium of magnificenceMoscow, Russia 02-2014Mосква, Россия Copyright © Yuri Segalerba, All Rights Reserved

Delirium of magnificence
Moscow, Russia 02-2014
Mосква, Россия 

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Scars of concrete

Kętrzyn, Poland 09-2013

In the center of a wet and dark forest close to Kętrzyn, Poland, history left some indelible marks. Here was built Wolfsschanze, Adolf Hitler’s first Eastern Front military headquarters in World War II. The complex of bunker, which would become one of several Führerhauptquartiere (Führer Headquarters) located in various parts of occupied Europe, was built for the start of Operation Barbarossa - the invasion of the Soviet Union - in 1941.

In October 1944 the Red Army reached the borders of East Prussia during the Baltic Offensive. Hitler departed from the Wolf’s Lair for the final time on 20 November when the Soviet advance reached Angerburg (now Węgorzewo). Two days later the order was given to destroy the complex. However the actual demolition did not take place until the night of 24–25 January 1945.

Despite the use of tons of explosives - one bunker required an estimated 8,000 kg of TNT - most of the complex buildings were only partially destroyed due their immense size and reinforced structures, and almost 70 years later, the ruins of the bunkers are still in the forest, gloomy and threatening, covered by a green moss, breaking the quiet of the nature with their sharp edges.

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Cicatrici di cemento

Kętrzyn, Polonia 09-2013

In una umida e buia foresta vicino a Kętrzyn, Polonia, la storia ha lasciato dei segni indelebili. Qua sorgeva Wolfsschanze (la Tana del Lupo), uno dei quartieri generali di Adolf Hitler sul fronte orientale durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Il complesso di bunker, che fu uno dei tanti Führerhauptquartiere (quartier generale del Führer) dislocati in varie parti dell’Europa occupata, fu costruito all’inizio dell’operazione Barbarossa (l’invasione dell’Unione Sovietica) nel 1941.

Nell’ottobre 1944 le armate rosse raggiunsero il confine della Prussia Orientale durante l’Offensiva del Baltico. Hitler lasciò per l’ultima volta dalla Tana del Lupo il 20 Novembre, quando i Sovietici, avanzando, raggiunsero Angerburg (oggi Węgorzewo). Due giorni dopo fu dato l’ordine di distruggere il complesso. Tuttavia la demolizione non fu effettuata fino alla notte del 24-25 gennaio 1945.

Nonostante l’uso di tonnellate di esplosivo (un bunker richiedeva una stima di 8 mila kg di TNT) la maggior parte degli edifici fu solo parzialmente distrutta a causa della loro immensa grandezza e della struttura rinforzata, e quasi 70 anni più tardi, le rovine dei bunker sono ancora nella foresta, cupe e minacciose, coperte da un muschio verde, rompendo la quiete della natura con i loro spigoli affilati.



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"I was wandering in the rainMask of life, feelin’ insaneSwift and sudden fall from graceSunny days seem far awayKremlin’s shadow belittlin’ meStalin’s tomb won’t let me beOn and on and on it cameWish the rain would just let me beHow does it feelWhen you’re aloneAnd you’re cold inside..”Moscow, Russia 02-2014Mосква, Россия Copyright © Yuri Segalerba, All Rights Reserved

"I was wandering in the rain
Mask of life, feelin’ insane
Swift and sudden fall from grace
Sunny days seem far away
Kremlin’s shadow belittlin’ me
Stalin’s tomb won’t let me be
On and on and on it came
Wish the rain would just let me be

How does it feel
When you’re alone
And you’re cold inside..


Moscow, Russia 02-2014
Mосква, Россия 

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Memorial da America Latina - Oscar Niemeyer

Sao Paulo, Brasil 07-2013

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Curves of the time

Nieteroi, Brasil 07-2013


This set of black and white pictures has the aim of drawing the attention of the viewers on the shapes of this construction and on the relationship between lights and shadows, rather than Niemeyer’s buildings in themself. The feeling one has, by walking amongst those white domes and spiral ramps on the Caminho Niemeyer, is to be walking in a surreal landscape, far away from the real Nieteroi, where the buildings are. 


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Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 07-2013Copyright © Yuri Segalerba, All Rights Reserved

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 07-2013

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Abandoned Sanatorium

Italy, 11-2012

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Step by step
Potsdam, Germany 10-2013Copyright © Yuri Segalerba, All Rights Reserved

Step by step

Potsdam, Germany 10-2013

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Sailing in the fog

Golfo de Ancud, Chile 05-2013

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