Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Russian village Kholuy and the Italian city Venice have much in common indeed. Both are famous for great artists and fine museums with precious pictures. And not only a big love for art created an affinity between Kholuy villagers and Venetians, but also water that fills streets, buildings and gardens.

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Despite the problems that Kholuy inhabitans face, they say that they like this water environment.

Russian Venice

It is like the village distinguishing feature.

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Groups of boatmen work in the village during the freshet.

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

When the water level is high children do not go to school or kindergartens.

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Bread delivery.

Russian Venice

The shop.

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Russian Venice

Location: Kholuy

via genamikheev

10 thoughts on “Russian Venice”

  1. F. Bunker here.

    I built a Far Cry level wich is realy similiar, its called flooded village by XSDx search fo it on PS3 version! ya bum ya!

  2. Looks like Pohjanmaa. 1984.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i7p5OwuBO0

    “I´ve seen better ways to spend labour day..” -When the guy is picked up by the boat man.

    That was one of the bigger floods. Someone asked for a permission for a higher stone foot under his building. They (officials) said no.

    How about dis?

  3. I’m confused: was it built to be covered in water? From the pictures it just looks a normal village which has flooded. That must be awful for the buildings’ foundations, not to mention dampness and mold.

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