Imagine, it’s 20 year’s since the Berlin wall fell today! I suppose that, like most, I’m glad it did, but can’t help missing a more lucid world, with us good guys in the West and the bad guys in the East. Very, very bad guys.
Last week I browsed the web for communist memorabilia, but would be lying if I claimed to have found much worth mentioning. Fired by, above all, nostalgia, I decided to put up a sub-site, hard-coded, just as we did it almost 20 years ago. But I wanted to recapture the very look and feel of early 1990′s web pages, too – sans the animated gif’s that flourished at the time, of course. There are limits (although I must admit to overdoing the textured backgrounds back in the on-line stone ages – along with the occasional <blink> tag).
One might almost suspect a certain amount of communist sympathies on my part, but I can assure you that nothing would be farther from the truth. On the other hand I miss the old commie buggers, too, with their dachas and their Volga ZIL’s, driven by fur-hatted, uniformed drivers.
I launched the pages today, with only a handful of cold war memorabilia and propaganda items, I’m afraid, but promise to follow up with more in the days to come. Care for a look-see? Just click the picture: