Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

propaganda - 'noun', information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view (Compact Oxford Dictionary).

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bulgaria Land of Tourism

Bulgaria Land of Tourism.  Hardcover book published by Committe for Tourism at the Council of Ministers of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria (no date), colour photographs throughout, text is in English.

Sofia: The Pliska Hotel of Balkantourist

Kalotina at the Bulgarian-Yugoslav border

The border point at Kalotina


Bridge on the Sofia-Koulata-Salonika-Athens Highway

International Highway No.5: The Sofia-Plovdiv sector

Slunchev Bryag

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chariman Mao Memorial Hall.

Chariman Mao Memorial Hall.  Hardcover book published in 1978, 107 pages.  All text is Chinese.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mangyondae Fun Fair (North Korea)

Mangyondae Fun Fair Le parc de plaissance de Mankyeungdai.
Paperback book published by Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang DPRK 1984, text is in English and French. (This book kindly loaned by Al Drummond)

The great leader President Kim Il Sung poses with lovely children, embracing the children who enjoy themselves at amusement facilities in the newly-built Mangyongdae Fun Fair (April 6, 1982)

The entrance to the Mangyondae Fun Fair.


Enjoying themselves at the monster.

Feeling as if becoming pilots on the astro fighter and astro jet.

When the machine guns and ray guns hit the targets, animals move with cries.

Berlin Haupstadt der DDR

Berlin Hauptstadt der DDR by W. Volk.  Hardcover book published by VEB Verlag fur Baüwesen Berlin 1973 (?), 256 pages with black and white illustrations and photographs throughout, text is in German.

Handelsvertretung der UdSSR mit den Büros von Intourist, Aeroflot und Nowosti, 1968 an der Ecke zur neu durchgebrochenen Glinkastraße erbaut.

Blick von der Behrenstraße auf das Appartmenthaus und das Funktionsgebaude der Komischen Oper, 1966 erbaut.

Botschaft der Ungarischen Volksrepublik, Ecke Otto-Grotewohl-Straße (früher Neue Wilhelmstraße),1966 erbaut.

Blick in den Hof des wiederhergestellten Neuen Marstalls mit dem Flachgebäude des Lesesaals der Stadtbibliothek.

Die neue Bebauung mit den Rathauspassagen.

Blick auf die Hochhäuser von Peter Behrens im Jahre 1971, im Hintergrund der Fernsehturm.

Blick vom Fernsehturm auf den Platz mit Brunnen, Warenhaus und Hotel. Im Hintergrund die Hans-Beimler-Straße (früher Neue Königsstraße).

Das neuaufgebaute Straßenviertel zwischen Karl-Marx-Allee und Alexanderstraße 1971.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beijing Scenes.

Beijing Scenes.  Paper back book published by Beijing Publishing House 1982, 80 pages with colour photographs throughout, text is in Chinese and English.

New buildings outside Jianguomen.
With a newly completed clover leaf at a main juncture, this tract of wasteland has now become a busy metropolitan district.

Changan Boulevard. 
This was a main street in what used to be Beijing’s Inner City.  It has been widened and extended to a total of 10 li (3.3 miles), with many new building along both sides.  The Great Hall of the People is in the back across the square ground.

New look of Chongwenmen.
Many new buildings have arisen in the Chongwenmen district in the southeastern part of the city.  A completely new thoroughfare has been built parallel to the Changan Boulevard.  It runs from Chongwenmen in the east to west of Xuanwumen.

Train through the mountains.
A new railway line built through the precipitous region of southwestern Fangshan County, one of Beijings outlying districts that abounds in peaks and canyons.

Autumn woods of Huairou.
Huairou County lies to the north of Beijing.  It is a densely wooded and hilly district, but of remarkable beauty when bathed in brilliant sunshine and autumn tints.

(Detail from Autumn woods of Huairou)