Today we are going to come to Dagestan to see how real carpets are made there (with no artificial colorants). It is a complicated, expensive and laborious process. It takes about two years to make one carpet like this. They gather herbals and roots, dry, grind and color them. When this is done they start making a carpet. The coloring shop is located in a
provate house, on the second floor lives a family and hopefully they do not suffer much from what happens on the first floor. As a rule they color threads once a month only or even more seldom. The boiling process takes place in a basement, where they have several boilers. On hot days it is very hard to be inside. Like in a sauna.
Pictures from the mansion of the Brusnitsyns in Saint-Petersburg. The owner of the mansion had a leather production in the city back in the eighteenth century. The place is notorious for its mirror which allegedly was taken from the place where Count Dracula was buried. People who looked in that mirror told about a strange feeling and
subsequently got into trouble. When it happened with a daughter of the factory owner the mirror was hidden in the pantry. But many years after it returned to the mansion and was hung at the office of the Deputy Director who disappeared without a trace several weeks after... So it was decided to nail the office up.
August 10th is a day of physical culturist and we don't want to miss this event this year. It's been celebrated since 1930s, since the time when much more attention was paid to sport and lessons of physical culture. Sportsmen used to be among the most famous
people in the country and no holiday demonstation was held without gymnasts, football players and others from the world of sport. These bright achievements not only motivated schoolchildren and students but often scared them as well.