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Between the wires

By SteveMoulding    
These two are again from Auschwitz (v1) and Birkenau (v2). The first showing the accommodation blocks and the second the railway lines that bought in the prisoners.
They were taken back in 2008 on a visit to Krakow in Poland. We visited the infamous concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, known as Auschwitz 2. What struck me most was the silence, not a single birdsong could be heard at all, at either site. There was a complete sense of cold and foreboding around every corner.
I will make these the last from Auschwitz as I don't want to bore you any further.
Many thanks for all the votes and comments on my last uploads.
Have a great weekend.

Tags: Photo journalism Auschwitz Birkenau Poland Black and white Landscape and travel

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User_Removed 10 80 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 5:43PM
They work very well in mono...quite eerie. Have you visited Belsen? A very interesting place, abeit very sad.

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User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
26 May 2011 5:55PM
Bore us? No way. Among all the pretty flower and sunset photos, we need to remember the harsher aspects of reality and these photos really do that.
I saw one of the boxcars in the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, and it was awful to stand next to it and think about the people who once were crammed into it and that was their last time on earth.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
26 May 2011 6:12PM
Two very interesting and well captured images. Carol
JustDucky 9 8 Canada
26 May 2011 6:21PM
great set, interesting captures - well done
Cormy 12 3 England
26 May 2011 6:23PM
You have somehow captured the evil that lurks here in every blade of grass and every brick.Superb photography.
AshTree 10 1.7k 6 England
26 May 2011 6:26PM
Two sobering images, such desolate atmosphere in both. V1 sends shivers down my spine. Superb photography.
26 May 2011 6:31PM
Been an excellent series of shots Steve with what is a grim and powerful reminder of those dark days. Excellent work!

andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 7:20PM
a very powerful series steve and two more stunning mono's here top work Wink
ianrobinson 10 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 7:28PM
you cannot get more atmospheric than this really can you, these images deserve awards for there perfection and remembrance.
Both images are very powerful and work really well in mono, very well done to you.
This sort of thing should never be forgotten.

ianrobinson 10 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 7:31PM
oh forgot to add steve, you do not bore me these images are fantastic and i wish i was there taking the shots but i am not so please keep them coming they are superb.
26 May 2011 7:36PM
Two Great Titles,with matching images Smile Superb Mono's,excellent comp's Steve.
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
26 May 2011 7:48PM
I am enjoying this tour you are treating us to from this evil place, I say place of course it was the people in it that were evil. - gary
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 8:00PM
Two very intense images, I can't imagine how it must have felt to arrive at these camps, and the uncertain future that lay ahead. No one could ever be bored with images like these.

DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 8:54PM
Two more very powerful images.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
26 May 2011 11:32PM
Two haunting images, superbly taken and converted into mono. ...........Sandy
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 8:17AM
OH MY a shocking sight and I have been to one of these places thinking I was unshockable
maggieh 11 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 9:36AM
You have caught the atmosphere so well - such an air of despair and evil. Two strong, thought provoking images.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 9:51AM
Hugh mentioned intense and that fits v1 very well - its also quite claustrophobic, which I'm is most people felt there - constantly crammed into trucks, and rooms
v2 speaks more of desolation and hopelessness to me.
Two very powerful images
Ray42 12 3 England
27 May 2011 9:59AM
Two powerful reminders of mans inhuman acts - I cannot still understand how anybody could have done this to his fellow man
fentiger 18 920 24 England
27 May 2011 8:51PM
Excellent composition and the high contrast mono conversion is ideal for this subject.

27 May 2011 9:18PM
Two powerful images captured.Well done..Lin
sparrowhawk Plus
11 279 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 10:37PM
magnificent and very thought evoking ! i just don't know how anyone could be so callus and evil minded
goso 13 2 1 Australia
28 May 2011 12:43AM
You've caught the mood of this place well Steve - fine work ...Bill
28 May 2011 4:39PM
A haunting scene Steve, superbly converted in its dispassionate nature.
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
30 May 2011 9:16AM
youve got the atmosphere well, and really like the comp. theres some banding in the sky, it might be worth using some surface blur on a layer on the sky.lesley
Ian-Jones Plus
16 133 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 8:16PM
Excellent control, pin sharp, but more importantly evocative of the place. Great stuff.


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