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urbanks is a labour of love, a one-man band. There isn’t, strictly speaking, an ‘us’. As a solo project, the urbanks website grows incrementally, one page at a time. Concerned with urbanity, urbanks looks at the historical and geopolitical events that have shaped our towns and cities, primarily those of the 20th century.

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Cold War West Germany

Abandoned Cold War locations in the former West Germany, explored and photographed over the course of 2016. From Belgian military barracks in the Ardennes to a Canadian barracks in the Sauerland, the of the later half of the 20th century.  

Checkpoint Alfa, the Iron Curtain. The border between the former states of East and West Germany, the border between the Eastern and Western blocs themselves. To the East, the Soviet Union and her satellite countries: to the West, the capitalist countries of NATO.

Abandoned Cold War locations in the former East Germany, explored and photographed over the course of 2016. Explore further to discover the old Soviet military barracks, that remain scattered around the territory of the former German Democratic Republic. 

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Abandoned Cold War Germany Urban Exploring Book

Abandoned Cold War Germany

Abandoned Cold War Germany is the first project undertaken by Urbanks, and is the subject of the book of the same title. The project entailed visiting the Cold War sites that currently lay abandoned across Germany, and documentation their current states. Many of these sites are known only to Urban Explorers, and I wanted to bring them to a wider audience. Divided into three sections, there is a page dedicated to the abandoned Cold War sites of the former West German state; a page dedicated to the Cold War sites of the former German Democratic Republic; and a page dedicated to the Iron Curtain which separated these two German states. To explore further, please click on one of the links below.

Abandoned Cold War Germany Urban Exploring Book
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