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For forty years Europe was divided into two opposing ideological blocks, participants in a global Cold War between communist East and capitalist West. Where these political enemies met, the eastern regimes built an elaborate Iron Curtain, outwardly aimed at protecting themselves from western invasion but in reality to keep their dissatisfied populations captive. Twenty years after revolution removed the communist rulers, what remains of the barriers they erected along Europe’s political faultline? Journalist and photographer Paul Kaye cycled 3,600 kilometres along the route of the Iron Curtain, from the Baltic to the Adriatic and around Berlin, to record the physical remnants of the divide and the thoughts of those that lived along it.

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About the Author

Paul Kaye
pavolk Brussels, Belgium

I am a Brit living and working in Brussels, currently as a translator, previously for a decade as an environment policy journalist. I now indulge my journalistic tendencies by crossing them with interests in history, travel and photography.

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brosenyc

brosenyc says

A pleasant surprise to run across your book here. It looks great, and I look forward to reading about your travels, and the people and places you encountered along the former border.

Brian Rose (The Lost Border)
brose@brianrose.com

posted at 05:30pm Jul 10 PST

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