Bathhouse of the Old Times

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Wealthy men in old Russia (as old as the beginning of the last century) liked to go to a bathhouse in a nice men’s company (nothing gay or straight about this). But those bathhouses were pretty much different from those Russia has today.

One of those luxury bathhouses, one of brothers Yegorovs, in the beginning of the twentieth century is here on the photos today

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Baths

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Lobby, before 1914

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Separate changing rooms

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Changing rooms inside

Bathhouse of the Old Times

There were special bathhouse attendants who were washing visitors.

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Showers

Bathhouse of the Old Times

Pool in the bathhouse

Yeah, no baths for women in this post, they washed at home probably or in less luxury banyas.

via humus

15 thoughts on “Bathhouse of the Old Times”

  1. I am pretty sure it was freezing so there was no “loch ness monster” or engorged pillars of doom as some of the posters above think.

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  2. Jesus the one guy is soaping up the other guys junk while staring deeply into his eyes. That’s not a bath it’s a happy ending.

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  3. The photos get progressively gayer as one scrolls down the page.

    Also, consider the fact that they had to hold their pose because of the limits of photography technology back then.

    “OK, now lather up your buddies package, hold still and say cheese”

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