A huge photo report on a day's walk along the North of the Arctic Circle. Covered distance - about 10 km. Visited objects - several abandoned mines and villages...
The bus drops off at the blue stop. This is our starting point.
The weather is far from perfect - low clouds, rain, fog... The bus stop seems the only bright spot in all this gray landscape.
Having consulted the satellite images, it was decided to follow the railroad track, as it was supposed to lead directly to the destination.
Technological garbage on both sides of the railroad tracks is a typical landscape for these places.
Beams, metal structures and other...
Useless wheel sets.
Take a look at the grandeur of the smoky clouds created by the metallurgical giant - the Nadezhda Plant.
A small railroad bridge is not far away from it.
Trees can't survive such conditions.
They are replaced by a huge number of power line poles.
Haze in the distance is not fog, but the gas emitted by the copper plant. Once the gas clears away, the sun appears and the moisture starts evaporating.
The lopsided poles on the left are the remnants of electrification. Some time ago, electric trains ran along this line.
A completely broken pillar.
And this one still holds, resembling the muzzle of a cannon, ready to shoot out of its Soviet past to the capitalist present.
Power lines are everywhere.
The only one remained standing.