9 Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Posted on September 6, 2014 by tim


Hope ya’ll having good weekend today. This is an idea of what your weekend could look like if you spend it in some of the tourist attraction areas of Karjala, or Karelia like its being called in Russia – a region next to Finland, it lies to the North East of St. Petersburg. This one is not exactly in Karelia but on its border, closer to St. Petersburg. Luxury cabins deep inside the local “Taiga” (which means forest). Stables, lots of stuff to see and buy, local foods and vodka. See it yourself:

As you get closer to the place you can see local attractions like this horse powered cart.

Tourists parking.

The firewood storage.

Here they used to breed rabbits but it looks like the cages are empty now.

Local architecture.

The general manager of the place.

With the map.

And another museum of VODKA (yeah!). They say it is the biggest museum of vodka around.

Vodka, vodka everywhere.

Classical and exclusive.

“You can swap the vodka from your hometown for our vodka in the museum”.

Tsar-vodka.

“Imperator vodka”

“Movie vodkas”

“Submarine vodka”

A Russian soccer celebrity has donated his t-shirt to the vodka museum.

Palace of vodka.

Vodka, vodka.

Some more vodka and visitors.

Outside there is some place for vodka too.

Local canteen for eating meals.

Some buildings were moved here from decayed villages, etc.

The village itself is said to be built in place of a dead village that was burnt down by a fire.

And here you can see cruise river boats arrive with tourists.

BANYA or Russian sauna.

Those are all different banyas (saunas). 

And here are the souvenir shops. Sellers in the shops are also the craftsmen who produce stuff while you wait. So one can not just buy pieces they see but they can also see how stuff is being made.

or painted.

Some indulge in swimming. 

Local berries.

A blacksmith place. Also fully functional – you even can see the coal at the side of the door.

Things being made here..

And a blacksmith making a horse shoe.

Russian icons workshop.

Baseball hat made of birch bark.

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9 Responses to “Weekend in Karjala”

  1. Soviet Samurai says:

    This is the next country that America wants to ruin, a country and people which they have been demonizing in their Hollywood movies for decades. Think about it people, who here is preaching propaganda if its not Russian movies that the people are watching. Ask yourself: is what you know about Russia mostly from Hollywood?

    • Hugh Crawford says:

      Soviet Samurai – you are mentally ill and should seek medical help before you become completely deluded and harm yourself, or worse still, others.
      If you are not going to that. then at least do the decent thing and go find another place to post your poisonous comments.
      You have wasted a nice article about a tourist area, and I am surprised the Admins here even tolerate your spiteful comments and allow them.

      • Soviet Samurai says:

        This here is a perfect example of whats going on around the internet when you are trying to defend Russia, you have gentlemen like this here that make it their jobs to follow your comments. Clearly he is not a fan of an English speaking Russian. I still dont understand why he feels compelled to write out my name when its already implied that he is referring to me.

  2. Erik Johnson says:

    Russian wood workers do fine work .I would love to
    be able to closely look at their works .
    As always English Russia gets many thanks
    for giving me this chance to have a look
    at their wonderful country and it’s people
    Thanks

  3. Vijay says:

    Very nice to see all that art work. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Vijay says:

    Art therapy is big in many parts of the world. Instead of going towards too much tech and finance, it will be better if humanity went towards art and nature. There will be more peace, depth and meaning for life. More such pictures on Russian art, Russian artists at work, the material they use etc., are welcome. Thanks in advance.

  5. Rob Normann says:

    Great pictures. Would love to visit this place.

  6. komar says:

    very very nice, havent never show this , “Petr Tschaikowski” these 3 ships are produced in the GDR in the 80 ties

  7. Vijay says:

    I shared this link with few of my contacts, they were very glad to see these pages. They wished they could visit this place.

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