9 Descend to Kamkinskaya Quarry

Descend to Kamkinskaya Quarry

Posted on February 9, 2010 by team


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"Kamkinskaya" quarry or "Kiseli" (Kissels) - a system of artificial caves, quarries in the Moscow region. Here limestone was quarried for the construction of "white stone" in Moscow. Located not far from Moscow, near the village Kamkina.

The length of the system is not certain, is about 10,5 - 12,0 km.

Extraction was conducted mainly in the XVIII - XIX centuries. But probably earlier, until the XVI century. Preserved, uneven areas, characterized by different methods of extraction (kolonniki, zabutovannye kolonniki, solid output).

In the XX century, especially since the 60's, it has been a place of pilgrimage for tourists due to its underground informal subculture. Equipped grottoes, bas-relief images, drawings on the walls.


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9 Responses to “Descend to Kamkinskaya Quarry”

  1. Mads says:

    i was gonna write “first” but decided against it.

  2. They should go back and turn the flag right, unless this is really in Serbia!

    Looks awesome, I’d like to adventure there!

  3. John S from sunny central PA says:

    She’s kind of cute.

  4. Ones says:

    Looks like beauty and the beast

  5. Ivana Benderova says:

    The graffiti spray paint in supposed cultural treasure is sadly both very pathetic, and also very typical in much of this country. How very sad.

  6. mv says:

    Cool.

    But what’s Yankovsky doing there?

  7. TaupeyAna says:

    This is a great article, photographs and post. I would love to go check it out myself. Thank You!

  8. Musa says:

    Who the Hell are these peoples in photographs? And what are they doing with plastic tarp, collecting bat poo?

    I like it, fantastic post!

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