The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Sometimes it does good to look at small, poor, remote and dirty places in order to understand that your life is really not so bad! Here is one of these places – Irbit town…

In houses like this people can live…

The Backwoods Called Irbit

…and like this one…

The Backwoods Called Irbit

You can think that these are the houses of drunkards or infirm old men, but here ordinary people live… Maybe they don’t want to stand out against the background of the surroundings?

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Meanwhile, there are some places here which remind of civilization and former beauty and power of the Great nation…

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

But everything looks very untidy and ramshackle.

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Transport, nevertheless is quite regular.

The Backwoods Called Irbit

But the buses are half-a-century old.

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Taxi costs about $2 to every part of the town! (In Moscow – about $20-30)

The Backwoods Called Irbit

There are two plants in the town – Chemical-Pharmaceutical plant and Motor plant. There works practically everybody…

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Every shop is under guard. It’s hardly imaginable, what would happen, if they were not…

The Backwoods Called Irbit

In some parts of the town water can be found only in water pumps in the streets…

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Practically everything is closed after 5 p.m….

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Internet cafe.

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Marketplace.

The Backwoods Called Irbit

Bookshop.

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

The Backwoods Called Irbit

So, exemplarily like this out-of-the-way places look… It’s worth thinking about all the beauties of life we possess!

via dingo

16 thoughts on “The Backwoods Called Irbit”

  1. What’s wrong with this town? I’d like to live in such a quiet peaceful place. You capitalists need your WalMarts, fast food, and adult theaters, I guess.

    • Capitalism is overrated, a strongly regulated free-market society is not. Anyway, I think those old buildings are beautiful. Even simple buildings were often built with more care and craftsmanship than often found today. For my money, I’d rather buy a beautiful old home and fix it up than a modest new home for the same price. I say “The longer something exists, the more of a soul it has.”

    • Oh come on! Garrison Keillor? First time he’s made an appearance on ER. You are 100 per cent a Midwesterner. I agree with Comrade Bogdanov, myself.

  2. I like this little town. I like the Ural and own a 2009 gearup. I thanks all of those people from Irbit who made it possible for me to own a Ural!

  3. as long as there is no drugs and crime, living in such a place is not bad at all.
    you have a community, ppl caring for each other, ppl actually get to know their neighbors.
    and being a kid in such as place is much better upbringing then the urban concrete jungle!

  4. Love these charming old buildings. Would love to own one and live in it in a small Russian town. Olde-worldy. Peacefulness is obvious in the photos.

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