Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

On looking for historic photos

"In a way, a search like this is a sport, and as such it is sometimes frustration and sometimes fun. In another way, it is a fight against oblivion. A really good find is like a victory over time." Dieter E. Zimmer, Nabokov's Berlin

Tags: berlin, quote, russians, vertinsky

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