Photo: "Berlin 1945/2010. Wrecked tank "Tiger" in Tiergarten park" by Sergey Larenkov
This photo set by Sergey Larenkov stunningly shows how even though time passes, ghosts or echoes of past events remain. Larenkov's images, including the one featured above, provide eerie glimpses of the violence and cost of World War II in Europe (his pictures focus on Berlin, Moscow and Vienna) merged with contemporary life that has clearly moved forward.
Using these with students could prompt a lot of understanding and discussion about historical events and the nature of history itself. Perhaps the photographer/artist should consider creating an educational book with historical commentary about the events and locations he shows.
A technically masterful use of the powerful tools and artistry in Photoshop, too. Compelling.
Found via Google Reader's shared postings stream — glad I happened upon it!