Karabash, the dirtiest city in Russia
• Karabash, the dirtiest city in Russia
Post about the industrial city of Karabash, which I visited in September 2014..
Choice cursing the bus driver, the gallows, connected from the swings in the playground, the air hard to breathe, and the almost complete absence of people in public - so we met the dirtiest city in Russia and around the world (UNESCO version). Here I had the opportunity to spend two interesting days to the maximum imbued with local color.
Sometimes it will be difficult to believe that the pictures were taken on Zamli and not on Mars. In general, I suggest you join me to plunge into the world of decadence.
Having decided to change the situation, and instead of the usual eye alpine meadows and beautiful nature, I along with brock_msc and Anton, a colleague with the same interests, decided to go into the belly of the Russian industrial music - Chelyabinsk. This decision was very surprised by my friends, because in Russia I almost never traveled before. I omit the details of how I tried to rob a trip, as I gradually penetrate diametrically opposed to the behavior of Chelyabinsk, and go directly to the case. Our objective was the town of Karabash, notoriously severe environmental conditions in the city, fading before our eyes. While being "on the bank", we asked for help from friends who live nearby, to show us the city and its most interesting places. That man was Sasha - very calm and reasonable man, who gladly agreed to take us around the city and surrounding area. Karabash greeted us with a disgusting weather, which could further plunge us into the atmosphere of decadence. The first stop was the so-called "Bald Mountain", which crowns the top of a huge 15-meter cross
In the approach to the cross with him fluttered a few crows cawing his cut through the dead silence of the fading city. And here is the polluter - Plant "Karabashmed" since 1910 polluting area
From emissions and waste at a location earth nothing grows. If powerful emissions from the plant will bear the wind in our direction, it becomes significantly harder to breathe. The population of each year is rapidly decreasing, from tenants of the risk of developing lung cancer is very high
Next, we had a promenade through the city to the plant. Along the way we met no one. If Hollywood wants to remove the post-apocalyptic movie, he can do it right here
Karabash first pond absorbs the dirty waste. sad sight
The local movie theater. It turned out to much more symbolic if the first two letters eventually fell
On the roof of an abandoned apartment building, we decided to have a picnic on the roadside with a view of the industrial giant. All the time I was not feeling that I am in the world, "Stalker"
The level of iron in local waters is 500 times higher than normal, making the water acidic view
Not far from the plant has terrikonchik, with a view of the plant
On it are hard at work, but for the dangerous working conditions employees get bonuses
Without a doubt, this type of waste heap with a breathtaking. And yet, as you know, I love to photograph people on the background of something interesting, creating a sense of presence and immersion in what is happening
Let's go on to the "Martian fields" - far from it landscaper planted a tree a little uneven
After a while we teleeed to Mars. Why spend a lot of money to have a horse's health, to surf the cosmic expanses, where this can be done much cheaper and faster? Scorched earth and long-dead already lost all hope that the situation will change
Landscape, which I had never before seen. However, I was mentally crushed surprising dark atmosphere of the place
The river Sak-Elga is famous for the presence of the entire periodic table in its waters and its red and yellow. Water sated iron, fish are long gone
Analogue Red Forest Pripyat - instead of trees there were only stumps. Grow here can not do anything.
Then there was a nuisance - Gosh ironically lost the memory stick, and we came back here the next day and, to our surprise, found the sunny weather. Karabash considerably changed and became a little poprivetlivee
Again, we decided to walk to places of military glory - started with the cross
The setting sun lit up playfully plant wrinkles, and now look at the emissions and imagine what is to be in this cloud
On the other hand - the beauty! Boundless stunning Russian nature. As if he is not asleep somewhere nearby mutant polluter
Miraculously surviving vegetation from struggling to survive
The sun seemed slightly slowed degree of atmosphere, but we have laid another interesting idea ..
white stones residents have posted the phrase "Save and Protect". Very symbolic for this city
The plant rainbow is reflected in the pond, and in the meantime we are advancing towards the waste heap
Sunset advancing our heels and we settled on the top to see how the dying day
Hell came to the earth, but the three men until there in no hurry
Next, we decided to make a symbolic fotosessiyu- I gas mask and chemical protection suits sitting on the background of the plant, as if hinting that smoking is bad for your health. In my eyes it reflected all the pain of the Russian people
And I started up a flare, but the guys were not able to photograph it. Picture called "Eco"
In general, I liked the trip and made me think that the place where I live, yet it may seem a paradise compared with what I saw. An excellent opportunity to reflect on how our planet is moving towards its end. After this the future of humanity seems to me hopeless dystopia where there is no place of living creatures and vegetation.