Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Right now we are going to see some photos of the Altai region, its south-west area, to be more precise. That’s exactly the area so hard-to-get-to. We’ll start from Ust-Kamenogorsk not far from the border with Russia. Pure land of mountains and lakes, wild vegetation and impassable roads. Small hills surround fields with blooming buckwheat and sunflowers.

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Ridder is a quiet and cosy city. It has always been like that, since the Soviet time. It was founded in 1786 and named after Philip Ridder who opened a deposit of complex ore there.

Escape From Civilization

These roads are for jeep lovers.

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

The Altai region is very photogenic. It’s rich in complex ore which contains gold, silver, copper, rare metals like cobalt, indium, selenium etc.

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Yazevoye lake and Belukha mountain that is the highest peak of all Altai (4056 m). It is often hidden in clouds and does not show itself for days…

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Yazevoye lake

Escape From Civilization

Chipmunk is the symbol of Altai, these fearless animals can be seen almost under each cedar. They are not afraid of people at all.

Escape From Civilization

Like a huge lake

Escape From Civilization

Local creepers are not afraid of people as well. They live near rocks.

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

The road was built by Austrian war prisoners after WWI in 1914-16.

Escape From Civilization

The region is rich in minerals and vegetation.

Escape From Civilization

Altai is in blossom in July.

Escape From Civilization

After rain forests give a lot of tasty things: wild strawberry, bog bilberry, various mushrooms…

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Nearly all houses in Altai are made from wood

Escape From Civilization

Escape From Civilization

Passing different villages you see how people live in settlements of 10-15 houses practically without any modern welfare many kilometres away from civilization.

Some say that one of the entrances to the mighty mystical Shambala is located somewhere in the Altai mountains. This fact always attracted the truth seekers from Russia and beyond, but none up to date reported any significant findings.

via voxpopuli

10 thoughts on “Escape From Civilization”

  1. That mushroom in the photo is definitely poisonous. It is one of Amanita kind. So I really doubt naming it “tasty thing” is the right description 🙂

    • I’m sure that sounds wonderful to you, and sounds like hell to those who live there year round. That’s why they all have satellite dishes in their yards.

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