Celebrate the ugly side of Moscow

17 November 2017

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While many of the popular Instagram accounts devoted to brutalist aesthetics are all about perfectly smooth concrete and geometric lines, @uglymoscow celebrates the city’s visual chaos and peeks into the ugly corners of the city’s suburbs and sleeping districts.

Whether it’s a building cluttered with window air conditioners and advertisements, overburdened by neon signs, or just a generic apartment block, the admins of Ugly Moscow post images of the build environment that are usually deemed unworthy of being photographed. The result is almost nostalgic for locals: these everyday views of the capital are really familiar but not often represented in the picture perfect world of Instagram.

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