Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

Summer is perfect for travelling but the national park “Zyuratkul” not far from Chelyabinsk is better to be visited in winter. You may see its marvel, the ice fountain, on cold days only.

Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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The forest here is dense and awesome – age-old spruces are growing towards the clear sky. You are reaching the very heart of the Ural mountains and soon come to the foot of the mountain Bolshoi Uvan (1222m) where the fountain is located.

Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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In 1976 geologists drilled a hole here and found a river flowing underground. Later a tube was installed in the hole and a 10 meters high fountain appeared at the mountain Uvan which turns into the ice pillar in winter. It is always different, its contours and size are never the same.

Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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The color of the ice is very beautiful, bright blue, and it’s even hard to believe it is not specially colored. OnĀ  dull day, when the sky is pale, the ice becomes bright azure.

Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Strong frosts create architectural masterpieces!

Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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The main sculptor is the wind that blows the rising water in different directions.

Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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Ice Fountain Which Is Never the Same

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