12 Borschevsk Caves

Borschevsk Caves

Posted on January 27, 2010 by team


Saint-Petersburg region can really boast of some beautiful and remarkable places; and Borschevsk Caves is one of them. The caves are located at the Antonovo lakeside nearby Oredezh village, Saint-Petersburg region. And the most unusual thing about them is that it was not Mother Nature which made them but people themselves. There are several caves over there which face the waterside. Actually, most of them already broke down, but some are still intact. A team of Russian photographers went there specially to make a photo story of a place that previously has been unknown.

It is -25C (-13F) outdoors and something about +10C (+50F) inside the caves so at the entrance there formed a beautiful mosaic of ice built up.



A long time ago there was quartz sand quarried and then being delivered to Tarkovichsk glass factory. Unfortunately, the factory is abandoned now. The quarrying was carried on by the peasants that were driving inside the adits right on their animal-drawn wagons. That’s why all the cuts have such a strange shape (5-6 meters high or 17-20 feet.)


12 Responses to “Borschevsk Caves”

  1. mr first says:

    is first

  2. Ones says:

    Wow… beautiful cave……

  3. New Fake Kirov says:

    So many interesting things in Russia. Nice

  4. boriska says:

    EnglishRussia forum needs to be fixed, who can do it?

  5. mad1982 says:

    WOW what this amazing caves

  6. Musa says:

    ` . . . . . . . . .k Me hard.i have courage to accept so many . . . .ks.

  7. Leonid says:

    Boriska what is wrong with theforums?

  8. EnglishCanuck says:

    Interesting. Looks like a safety issue alright. Parts of it looks like the view through a colonoscopy…
    I like the forums, few will allow instant posting without hours of moderator censorship.

  9. Tauper says:

    Interesting Post! Thanks to Photographer and ER Admin.

  10. Ai Ling says:

    Beautiful caves, wish i can visit them!!

  11. Frankreich says:

    hermosas cuevas pero que son las luces que se ven en las fotografias?

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