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18 Salekhard from a Bird’s-Eye View

Salekhard from a Bird’s-Eye View

Posted on February 5, 2010 by team


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Salekhard is an administrative capital of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district. It’s located at the left bank of the Ob river and occupies a territory of 1018 square kilometers or 636 square miles. We have a splendid collection of aerial photos of the city. Just look at the peculiar type of construction of all buildings, they do not look like usual houses in Moscow or any other Russian city.

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18 Responses to “Salekhard from a Bird’s-Eye View”

  1. hmm says:

    it sure looks different…somehow like scandinavia

  2. OLUT says:

    The brownish-brick buildings at the top remind me of apartment complexes I’ve seen in the American Georgia.

  3. K says:

    It’s really nice to see some change form the usual blocks, though there are still the same organization of apartment blocks with a closed inner court. Colors, more colors.

    Amazing pics, thanks ER.

  4. 1337 says:

    These houses look more like toys from plastic…

  5. shizo says:

    Some buildings look American, others Chinese, others European. Really, what’s the reason for these designs? This city is kind of in the middle of nowhere, so it’s strange.

  6. Ivana Benderova says:

    Well of course the buildings look different from older Russian cities! The buildings are constructed from pre-fabricated materials like aluminum panels, etc. These can then be trucked in and assembled on-site.

  7. boriska says:

    What a pretty sight, but you know what not is so pretty, a broken EnglishRussia forum.

  8. Sergey says:

    Ah… my hometown… I loved it so much. Thanks for these pictures, my old school is in close up and everything is looking so new and so great. Even the old houses have been painted, although they were supposed to be destroyed.

  9. New Fake Kirov says:

    8th!!!!!!!!!!! Nice, looks like everything is built of LEGO blocks.

  10. Awesome! I like seeing towns! Especially from the air!

    Please note my plea for articles on Central Asia! =(

  11. Musa says:

    The color is nice, I like it. :)

  12. metasonix says:

    Why so many nice new buildings? Oil or gas money?

  13. SSSR says:

    It looks more colorful than Ekaterinburg Russia!

  14. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Parts of the city remind me of certain American suburbs, say, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, or perhaps Atlanta.

  15. perristalsis says:

    Looks like the hotels and resorts surrounding the “Magic Kingdom” around here, A.K.A. Disney World and Epcot.

  16. strannik says:

    It’s hard to believe that it is in Russia where everything is black or white especially in winter. Russian cities should get the colours like this marvelous town to be not so depressive as it is now.

  17. Terentos says:

    I lived in this city 18 years.
    Previously, he looked completely different. I am six years old living in St. Petersburg, and every year I go to Salekhard watching the changes.

  18. Peyton says:

    Hello, great, this is good stuff, hope to see more.Bye Bye

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