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On the border of civilization
Sunset over the Volga
Wooden architecture of the Russian outback
Sunrise over Russian hinterland
Daydreaming at Lake Elton
Sunset at Lake Elton
LoVe Life
Distant Russian hinterland of Kalyazin
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Shrimp larvae (fry) Collector.
Salt lake of Baskunchak
Harsh scenery of Torzhok county town
Kalmyk steppes of Russia
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Art of generation dramatic people
Roots of Russian history
Aircraft
Window to a fairy tale
Shit Happens
Wall paint
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17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Harsh scenery of Torzhok county town

There are places where the harsh climate and tragic history make up the sense of place. The county town of Torzhok was once a major trading settlement in Russia, but today it is gradually falling into oblivion. People move away to work, leaving entire streets abandoned, many monasteries and churches destroyed or in urgent need of repair ... and only the main attraction still lives and rises above the town - the great Borisoglebsky Monastery, which is almost 1000 years old ...

TAGS: Abandoned, County, Inspiring, Monastery, Religion

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Moscow, Russia
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© Pavel Demin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2019
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 24, 2019, 4:41 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 66mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO280
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PHOTO LOCATION Torzhok, Russia