Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Blogger Ivan Dementievsky has had a long trip this March, Tiksi (Yakutia, Russia) was the final destination. He came there at night and could not see much, but high snow. At dawn he found out how vast, devastated and lonely the snowy place looked like.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

It is strange to see these houses abandoned. Some are still on sale but probably noone will prevent you from settling there for free.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Some snowdrifts are phenomenally high, at least it’s fun for children – they slide down joyfully.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi is divided into at least two parts, the remote one at the airport has a wonderful pillar signpost with different cities and distances to them.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

You can imagine the blizzards here, they may last for a couple of weeks. Perhaps, after all the town is fully covered with snow.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

There are several big streets in Tiksi. The central one has some wood houses – their windows nailed up but snow is getting inside through the small holes anywhere. It seems the town could be a wonderful movie set. However it’s hardly possible, as Tiksi is situated on the borderland.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Aiport building.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Do you often see icons in airports? Local weather conditions make people afraid so they try to calm them down somehow.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

“Bar-restaurant Sever (North)”.

They sell ordinary canteen food – the price is a bit cheaper than in Moscow, but more expensive than in many other Russian cities. Food in shops must be very expensive here.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Hello from the Soviet past.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Here was a school, only posters that promise happy future and safety, remain.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Probably these houses seemed to be rather modern and cool when they were erected. At the same time Tiksi has a lot of wood structures.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Wild, wild… north.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

They believed, aspired and worked…

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

“Russian border is sacred” – this was probably the building of the border guards.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Quite surprisingly they have a new church here. Does it help somehow? Maybe it would be better to build a boiler-house here?

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Port covered with snow. You don’t wanna see what it hides…

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Inside one apartment.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Seems people left an hour ago and never came back…

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

More details: hoop, calendar, icon, singer’s poster…

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

More depressing are toys…

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

They high we go, the higher snow is. One can try to ski here.

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Come and live, if you wish…

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