17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
On the border of civilization
The country of Russia is vast, and even in its very heart you can encounter the real borders of civilization. The ancient city of Ostashkov is located just 400 km from Moscow, but meanwhile, well-groomed places and roads end here. Further north, tens of kilometers of dense forests and impenetrable swamps await, where many wayfarers have remained forever. Only the ascetic wooden cross reminds here of the symbolic border that every traveller transgress towards the path to his goal. This cross is a warning, but it is also the hope of salvation.
© Pavel Demin.
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||Sept. 24, 2019, 6:48 a.m.