Meet Moscow’s roofers

Posted: July 20, 2010 in Subculture
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They don’t fix roofs, they trespass properties in seek of thrill and a sense of identity. Meet Moscow’s roofers. They border on breaking trespassing laws, yet forming a subculture in Moscow’s streets, or more appropriately, rooftops. The New York Times wrote a feature on them. I can understand the sense of thrill and fulfillment, which is probably akin to what keeps mountaineers from trekking and conquering mountain peaks. Moscow roofers don’t have a view of lush forests however. Instead, they get a constant glimpse of the changing urban jungle.

photo via Christopher Fowler

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