Forgotten Town of Gudym

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Gudym is a lost town on Chukotka Russia. Chukotka is a peninsula close to Alaska, just 90 km across the Bering straight from the USA. There are not many points of interest on Chukotka, says Evgenij, the photographer, and many people come to Chukotka to see the abandoned Soviet town of Gudym. There are already multiple urban legends about the town and its vast underground buildings.  Russian people often get the feeling of loss of greatness of Soviet Times. Let’s see what Gudym is all about.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Gudym is an example of how cities would decay if left to go one on one with nature. First you arrive at the village of Slava which is 7 km away from Gudym, it is also abandoned. It was actually abandoned even before the army left Gudym.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

This pillbox covers the entrance into the city.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

There are also trenches.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

And a command post.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Wooden buildings are skewed and stuck in swamps.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Signal rockets.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

The view of Gudym from a nearby hill.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

On the hill foot you can see bunkers which were used for storing nuclear projectiles.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Most of the buildings in Gudym are wooden. Surprisingly they have withstood the assaults of nature much better than the concrete or stone ones. However they can’t survive the fires which happen here from time to time thanks to careless tourists.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Trees try to penetrate buildings through windows.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Locals say that nature started to attack about five years after the army left the town.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Concrete slabs lose their fight with grass, bushes and trees with each passing year.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Bushes start growing everywhere.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Even on rooftops. Don’t forget it’s Chukotka  – same cold climate as Alaska.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Some wooden storage sheds start to tilt and fall over with time.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

This was a school building.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

And this was a local shopping mall.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

And a hospital.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

And this wooden library. It’s still standing but the stairs have collapsed.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

It’s not only nature that devastates the town. People help too. Scrap metal hunters appeared here some time ago and like this building they demolished the roof and walls to get into the diesel generators room to steal the generators.Forgotten Town of Gudym

Roads collapse faster than anything. Cracks appear as holes form underground and the roadway crumbles away.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

A few of these houses are still available to live in.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

Because of the huge temperature fluctuations metal structures also deform.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

The barbed wire is pretty ok here.

Forgotten Town of Gudym

“Army of Russia”

Thanks a lot to Evgeny for his trip!

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