FSotW: My Happy Soviet Childhood

Flickr set of the week is My Happy Soviet Childhood by Freedom Toast.

EDIT: Oh crap, there’s always something, isn’t there. Why can’t any two browsers render the same bit of code in the same way? I don’t want borders under my linked images, you stupid machine.

EDIT LATER: Well, I’ve come up with a solution that works on every browser I’ve tested except Opera. I think I’m willing to accept that 1.1% of my visitors are just going to have to put up with it. Hell, my new version even looks slightly better on the older versions of IE which fail to display dotted borders properly.

2 replies on “FSotW: My Happy Soviet Childhood”

I love the perfume bottle, with “eau de cologne” transliterated into a single cyrillic word. But then in 1989 and 1990 I was living in Minsk, having a reasonably happy Soviet adolescence of my own, and I don’t think I took a single photograph to remember it by.

I hadn’t noticed that about the perfume label. But then I can only attempt to decode cyrillic letter-by-letter, mainly on the basis of my knowledge of the Greek alphabet, which is itself erratic because I mainly learnt it when I was doing maths at school, rather than because I was actually learning Greek.

On the subject of Soviet nostaglia and photography, have you encountered Lomography?

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