Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Hope ya’ll having good weekend today. This is an idea of what your weekend could look like if you spend it in some of the tourist attraction areas of Karjala, or Karelia like its being called in Russia – a region next to Finland, it lies to the North East of St. Petersburg. This one is not exactly in Karelia but on its border, closer to St. Petersburg. Luxury cabins deep inside the local “Taiga” (which means forest). Stables, lots of stuff to see and buy, local foods and vodka. See it yourself:

Weekend in Karjala

As you get closer to the place you can see local attractions like this horse powered cart.

Weekend in Karjala

Tourists parking.

Weekend in Karjala

The firewood storage.

Weekend in Karjala

Here they used to breed rabbits but it looks like the cages are empty now.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Local architecture.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

The general manager of the place.

Weekend in Karjala

With the map.

Weekend in Karjala

And another museum of VODKA (yeah!). They say it is the biggest museum of vodka around.Weekend in Karjala

Vodka, vodka everywhere.Weekend in Karjala

Classical and exclusive.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

“You can swap the vodka from your hometown for our vodka in the museum”.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Tsar-vodka.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

“Imperator vodka”Weekend in Karjala

“Movie vodkas”

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

“Submarine vodka”

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

A Russian soccer celebrity has donated his t-shirt to the vodka museum.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Palace of vodka.

Weekend in Karjala

Vodka, vodka.

Weekend in Karjala

Some more vodka and visitors.

Weekend in Karjala

Outside there is some place for vodka too.

Weekend in Karjala

Local canteen for eating meals.

Weekend in Karjala

Some buildings were moved here from decayed villages, etc.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

The village itself is said to be built in place of a dead village that was burnt down by a fire.

Weekend in Karjala

And here you can see cruise river boats arrive with tourists.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

BANYA or Russian sauna.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Those are all different banyas (saunas). Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

And here are the souvenir shops. Sellers in the shops are also the craftsmen who produce stuff while you wait. So one can not just buy pieces they see but they can also see how stuff is being made.

Weekend in Karjala

or painted.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Some indulge in swimming. Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Local berries.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

A blacksmith place. Also fully functional – you even can see the coal at the side of the door.

Weekend in Karjala

Things being made here..

Weekend in Karjala

And a blacksmith making a horse shoe.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Russian icons workshop.

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Baseball hat made of birch bark.Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

Weekend in Karjala

via

9 thoughts on “Weekend in Karjala”

  1. This is the next country that America wants to ruin, a country and people which they have been demonizing in their Hollywood movies for decades. Think about it people, who here is preaching propaganda if its not Russian movies that the people are watching. Ask yourself: is what you know about Russia mostly from Hollywood?

    • Soviet Samurai – you are mentally ill and should seek medical help before you become completely deluded and harm yourself, or worse still, others.
      If you are not going to that. then at least do the decent thing and go find another place to post your poisonous comments.
      You have wasted a nice article about a tourist area, and I am surprised the Admins here even tolerate your spiteful comments and allow them.

      • This here is a perfect example of whats going on around the internet when you are trying to defend Russia, you have gentlemen like this here that make it their jobs to follow your comments. Clearly he is not a fan of an English speaking Russian. I still dont understand why he feels compelled to write out my name when its already implied that he is referring to me.

  2. Russian wood workers do fine work .I would love to
    be able to closely look at their works .
    As always English Russia gets many thanks
    for giving me this chance to have a look
    at their wonderful country and it’s people
    Thanks

  3. Art therapy is big in many parts of the world. Instead of going towards too much tech and finance, it will be better if humanity went towards art and nature. There will be more peace, depth and meaning for life. More such pictures on Russian art, Russian artists at work, the material they use etc., are welcome. Thanks in advance.

Leave a Comment