Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Today we’ll go to a place that closely restores the atmosphere from a role-playing game called Stalker based on a story written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

It is abundant with metal constructions and bars. The only safe road lays through the railway lines used to supply ore.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

The only museum in Russia located under the open sky replaces an old ironworks in Nizhni Tagil.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

An old blast-furnace department stopped functioning in 1987 and a museum devoted to history of mining equipment was created instead.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

First crude iron here was made in 1725. That was one of the largest enterprises in Russia that produces a complete technological cycle of metal production.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Metal was fused in a blast-furnace shaped as an inversed bottle. The temperature could reach 2000 degrees. The upper part formed by slag was removed and metal was poured onto cans.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

First furnaces could never be preserved.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

A dam is another object of pride. It is still in working condition in spite of the fact that it was built 300 years ago. Every year a moonlight ball is held on the scene next to the dam.

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Walking Through Stalkers Zone

Location: Nizhni Tagil

via Cheger

17 thoughts on “Walking Through Stalkers Zone”

    • Try Vysoke Pece Ostrava, Czech rep., photos: http://www.fabriky.cz/2008koman_vysoke_pece_ostrava_vitkovice/index.htm OR http://www.hornictvi.info/techpam/vitkov/vitkov.htm
      It is UNESCO area now 🙂

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  1. STALKER is one of the best video games ever made.I think it was designed by Russians and I congratulate them on a such an extraordinary accomplishment.

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  2. Fascinating to see on GoogleMaps that half of the city is industrial and the rest is only bar buildings …
    Living in the wild east of Russia must be something !

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  3. STALKER was made by a company based in Russia but both Russians and Ukrainians working for GSC created the game so your statement is not entirely true.

    I agree that the STALKER games are great but I sort of dislike how everyone has to compare an old derelict site to STALKER.I had an interest in viewing and exploring(when possible) old sites long before the STALKER games where ever released.This is sometimes called “Urban exploring” though that is not the best description as some old places are in rural areas especially things like old military bunkers and the like.

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  4. STALKER is one of the best sci-fi movies! Loosely bases on Boris and Arkady Strugatsky novel “Roadside Picnic” (also one of the best sci-fi literature).

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  5. Reducing the greatness of the Industrial Revolution to a video game is a dubious exercise. Simulated reality does nothing to move civilization forward.

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    • Stop crying about your lost cause true communism will never work just as no form of government works perfectly unless one counts totalitarianism which does allow near total control by those in charge.

      Communism is too easily converted into totalitarianism which is just what the Soviet Bolsheviks did they wanted a totalitarian state and they used Communism to achieve it.

      In the end people can not handle true freedom anyway.A country has the government that it deserves someone once said and I feel this to be true in most cases.Russia is not communist anymore and that is what Russians need the government they have now.

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  6. after looking at this, I went and played through S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl again 🙂 great game. Hope they go back to it after they finish doing the latest metro’s games..

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