Found Photos from Transnistria.

I'm always on the hunt for lost photos without owners, to most they are rubbish but to me they are like abandoned puppies looking for a new owner.  

A few months back I came across an outdoor market when in Tiraspol the capital of Transnistria aka the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.  This market was a goldmine for old soviet paraphernalia from medals to old coins, I came across some old photos with the hammer and sickle stamped on the back which I bought off an old babooshka for a few Transnistrian Roubles.  Some others I found tossed aside on the ground.    

I love this one, like a still from an old film noir

I love this one, like a still from an old film noir

Although this image on the back has soviet postcard markings, it looks like New York.  

Although this image on the back has soviet postcard markings, it looks like New York.  

Another great Soviet era postcard, the proletariat being addressed. This image is clearly doctored, the man speaking is real but the audience looks like they were composited in the darkroom or painted in.   

Another great Soviet era postcard, the proletariat being addressed. This image is clearly doctored, the man speaking is real but the audience looks like they were composited in the darkroom or painted in.   

I found the next set of images lying on the ground at the base of the Alexander Suvorov monument beside the open air market in the centre of Tiraspol.  This one is someone standing next to a bizarre radio antenna.  

I found the next set of images lying on the ground at the base of the Alexander Suvorov monument beside the open air market in the centre of Tiraspol.  This one is someone standing next to a bizarre radio antenna.  

Of the unwanted nick nacks I found I like this one the best,   With the baloons it looks like a special day out, and why are the two women seperate from the the group posing in the back.  Although I found it in Transnistria the building with the poster of Lenin and the hammer and sickle banners is (I'm 90% sure) the Opera House in Odessa Ukraine.  This was probably a special memento once, now tossed aside unwanted.  

Of the unwanted nick nacks I found I like this one the best,   With the baloons it looks like a special day out, and why are the two women seperate from the the group posing in the back.  Although I found it in Transnistria the building with the poster of Lenin and the hammer and sickle banners is (I'm 90% sure) the Opera House in Odessa Ukraine.  This was probably a special memento once, now tossed aside unwanted.