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Report - Milovice - Prague - Mar 2013

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  1. ledgehammer

    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
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    The first military base was founded by Austro-Hungarian Army in 1904. During the World War I there was a prisoner camp of Russian and Italian soldiers, which have military cemetery in town. After the War, the newly founded Czechoslovak Armystarted to use the camp as a main military base in Bohemia. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the base served as a centre for German film propaganda, where fake footage from the Eastern Front was shot. In 1968 the base came Soviet control and played an important role during the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and became the headquarters for the CGF (Central Group of Forces) afterwards.They built a massive airport and accommodation for about 100,000 Soviet soldiers and their relatives. The last of the troops left in 1991 and the base was abandoned in 1995.

    Visited this when I couch-surfed across Europe, my first explore... and probably the most memorable. I only had a cheap digital camera, but got lucky with light and geometry :-)

    The city a short walk from the base that housed the families and military occupants

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    this sign made me chuckle...

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    This was the first sun/ t.v shot I ever took and has started off a small trend...

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    a small fragment of a mirror very suitable placed...

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    Internal artificial tree inside with natural moss, with the bigger trees outside...

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    "the hatch"

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    geometric tree...

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    One of the hangers on the base...

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    Tyred grass

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    "Stairway to Heaven"

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    one of the main hangers, some of which were locked and in use

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    "on the ropes"

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    "larger than ice"

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    "quantum rubber"

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    one of the makeshift "living rooms", complete with clock ;-)

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    An occupant to one of the make shift homes. They showed us around their small abode, which was humbling. They had modified items laid to waste and built a kitchen, and sleeping area. Through limited translation they kept telling us "Tom Hanks", who had filmed something at the base which was a little surreal, but made an epic adventure Ill never forget...

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    best....
     
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    That's pretty epic man! I love abandoned Soviet stuff :)
     
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    I know, it was an accidental visit, my American hosts in Prague randomly offered to take me there. We spent a day there and still didn't get round most of it, but this was the first urbex for me, and remains to be the most memorable - the people we found living in there, really put things into perspective, thanks for reading :-)
     
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