Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Winds of Wanderlust: Hiking and Tourist Trails in the Soviet Union. Hardcover book published by Progress Publishers 1978. All text is in English.
Only cross-country vehicles that are specially designed for West Siberian roads are able to move along Tiumen’s crevices. Were they to appear somewhere near Moscow people would stare at them.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Bridges in China: Old and new by Mao Yi-sheng. Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press Peking 1978. All text is in English.
Yukung Bridge built collectively by two people’s communes in Huihsien County, Honan.
The Yellow River Bridge at Chingyuan County, Kansu.
A cable suspension bridge over the Yellow River, constructed by three production brigades of the Shichuan People’s Commune, Kaolan County, Kansu.
The Pearl River Bridge at Kwangchow where rail and highway run side by side.
The Kanchiang River Bridge at Nanchang, Kiangsi, with parallel rail and highway lines.
The prestressed concrete T cantilever Chien-Fu Bridge of rigid structure built over the Sunghua River, Kirin.
Yung-Pao Bridge over the Lantsang River, Yunnan, with its main arch of reinforced concrete ribs.
Hungchi Bridge over the Nuchiang River, Yunnan. Its main arch of reinforced concrete box girder spans 116 metres.
The New Lukou Bridge, a cross-curved arch bridge near Peking.
The box girder Minchiang River Bridge, Yipin, Szechuan.
The truss arch Shangyeh Bridge, Sanmen, Chekiang.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Warszawa 1960, photographic elaboration by Edmund Kupiecki. Hardcover book published by Arkady 1960. Text is in Polish and English.
Nursery school on the Kolo estate
Fragment of a residential block on the Bielany housing estate
Part of the Bielany housing estate
Friday, October 12, 2012
Along the Yellow River. Paperback book published by Foreign Languages Press Peking 1975. (This album is made based on pictures and texts which appeared in China Pictorial between June 1973 and May 1974, with some editorial changes.) Text is in English.
A bridge built by Kyareng Lake Commune, Matod County. This is the first bridge in the upper reaches of the Yellow River.
Matod county town on the Chinghai-Tibet Plateau, more than 4,000 metres above sea level. Now a small town, it once contained only a dozen adobe huts.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Soviet Georgia: It’s Geography, History and Economy, edited by Aleksandre Javakhishvili and Giorgi Gvelesiani. Hardcover book published by Progress Publishers (no date). Text is in English.
Abastumani, Academician Kharadze (on the right) at a new telescope designed by Maksutov
Friday, October 5, 2012
Deutsche Demokratische Republik. Hardcover book published by Sachsenverlag Dresden 1959. All text is in German. There is a booklet with Russian, English, French and Spanish translations.
Pupils attending civic youth initiation courses follow up the flight of Sputnik III in the Archenhold Observatory
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Chinese Martial Arts. Paperback published by Zhaohua Publishing House, Beijing, 1982. All text is in English.
Trio combat: it’s usually the outnumbered side that wins
Another dramatic victory – a barehand fighter beats two opponents, one armed with a spear and the other with a broadsword and shield.