16 Separated From The World

Separated From The World

Posted on July 1, 2011 by kulichik


The Genoese fortress in Feodosiya is a town inside a city. Its inhabitants lead an isolated life and don’t like strangers.

The site may seem quite a nice place: a high hill, ancient fortress and wonderful view. But wandering the place is not safe enough.

Soon after the Crimea joined Russia a quarantine sector was organized here for people who arrived from countries with bad sanitary conditions.

In 1804 the area was separated from the rest of the world by a stone wall. It embraced a lot of Medieval churches used mainly as utility space.

Many Moslem pilgrims who passed by the place settled here as well as foreign criminals who served out their terms in the  local prison.

Today the place is inhabited by descendants of those who settled here 200 years ago. Some people differ from their ancestors but the bad aura is felt till now.

The streets are always empty. Locals prefer staying in their houses not to be robbed or injured.

Even cats look angry here.

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16 Responses to “Separated From The World”

  1. historian says:

    I think today its a normal town, but this photos good propaganda. Unfortunetely the photograph decides what to show us and what not.
    In this case he used to show us the depressive sites.

    • david says:

      well, if you think the place is better than that, post your own pics showing it.

    • Archy Bunka says:

      A. Bunka here. Ukraine has not shown much initiative regarding it’s Black Sea waterfronts. Every pictorial shown here has depicted the Ukrainian Black Sea shore front as falling apart.
      Why Historian, do you “think” today it’s a normal town, whatever that means, have you been there recently?

    • testicules says:

      What is it? Is it really falling apart or is it propaganda? Make up your mind Meat Head.

      Sorry Archie for stealing your line

  2. mukmika says:

    The cat in the picture DOES look angry, and suspicious of the photographer. Hope something can be done to improve this place.

  3. marxistworker says:

    Capitalist Crimea.

    • Archy Bunka says:

      A. Bunka here. I don’t believe there is anything resembling true capitalism in the Ukraine today.
      The country is an economic disaster after 70 years of Communist rule, and the extension of Russian influence there through oil blackmail by the Russians. It’s hard for a people to fight their way back after many years of communist dictatorship, and post-communist Russian imperialism. In two words you get the whole situation wrong MW, nothing in politics is so simple.

  4. alessio says:

    Wii an old Fiat type 124 still in good conditions
    :-) always nice to see them here and there.

    It looks like a mediterranean town to me that later became an abandoned suburbia surrounded by a bigger city
    The Genoese fortress in Feodosiya: Genova is an Italian port city.
    So can someone tell me if it was related to Genova?
    grts

  5. marc says:

    Whats the suicide rate of this place?

  6. Musa says:

    That granny looks attractive.

  7. robert says:

    looks like detroit

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