Some Lone Mill

Some Lone Mill

Borisovka is a little village in Russia that has an interesting wooden mill built back in the XIX century. But people are rarely guests here today…

Some Lone Mill

However, thirty three villagers still live on the closest farm, Tarakanov. This is where we can see a cool crane-shaped well.

Some Lone Mill

And this is Borisovka.

Some Lone Mill

Inside is a real flour milling facility!

Some Lone Mill

Millstone.

Some Lone Mill

It seems the USSR had a factory that made them serially.

Some Lone Mill

Some Lone Mill

Some Lone Mill

We’re back outside. What made the mill operate? No wiring, no river nearby, and it does not look like a windmill…

Some Lone Mill

Look, there is another empty house nearby…

Some Lone Mill

One more abandoned house.

Some Lone Mill

It was an elementary school.

Some Lone Mill

Inside.

Some Lone Mill

“Faster, higher, stronger!”

Some Lone Mill

Some Lone Mill

Some Lone Mill

Poems by local authors.

Some Lone Mill

One local woman said some ten years ago the mill was still working. It was electrically powered (the wiring was stolen long ago) and grain was brought from everywhere.

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1 thought on “Some Lone Mill”

  1. Some how you post the pictures that
    call out a story of past times , a
    story of a people gone .
    Of all the sites I go to , your’s is unequaled .
    Thank you for the look through the window .

    Reply

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