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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Pyramiden


From the video description.

The ghost town of Pyramiden is located on Svalbard Islands, at 79° North. It's an old soviet mining settlement, abandoned in 1998. A surreal landscape, where the dimension of time seems to expand beyond its own borders.

5 comments:

Sam Vega said...

From around 2.25 into the video. Interesting how that Soviet style is also thought appropriate for lots of new buildings in Cambridge. There is a new student hall of residence near us that looks just like that.

And what are those metal boxes in the wondows? Hardly air-con. Deep freeze on one's window-sill?

duffandnonsense said...

Honestly, that's all so last century! Today the Chinese, er, brothers, build entire cities inhabited by the legendary three men and a dog. Come on Russia, you can do better than that!

James Higham said...

Svalbad - that's where the seed vault is, no?

Demetrius said...

Will sales there affect property prices in the Home Counties? We should be told.

A K Haart said...

Sam - I haven't been to Cambridge for about forty years, but it seemed pleasant enough then. Planners need constant watching. I don't know what the boxes are. Perhaps Soviet building regs were not flexible enough to omit them even in an Arctic climate.

David - ah but the Chinese can afford it thanks to all the crap we buy from them.

James - it is, although why it is required I'm not so sure.

Demetrius - bound to eventually as the London effect becomes wider and wider. Igloos will eventually be out of reach for first time buyers.