Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

It must be cool to find snow in the middle of July! But where? For example, in Kazakhstan.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

It was a dull day.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Here in the plain the temperature is as low as 15C – such a summer is in the south of Kazakhstan.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

The road was asphalted back in the Soviet times.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

It’s not the best place to be during a rockslide.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Local spruces are beautiful.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

This place has wonderful landscapes.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

The white structure in the background is a yurt of a shepherd. You can also see a serpentine road we have to travel.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

It’s an observatory, Assy-Turgen, on top of the plateau.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

When one road in Kazakhstan gets too bad, they lay another one.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Snow in the mountains.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Winter does not wish to leave this place.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

View of the serpentine road from the top.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Snowing at the end of June!

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

They started to build that observatory in 1975, and by 1981 it was functioning.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

By 1991 two telescope towers had been built here, as well as a hotel complex, but when the country started to collapse the construction was suspended.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

It has been affirmed that it’s the only observatory in Kazakhstan with an ideal astroclimate (whose main criteria is air transparency). But unfortunately on that day mist came down on the mountains.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Peaks of the mountains are hiding in the clouds.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Though it is time to come down.

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

Mid Summer Snow in the Mountains

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