Make mine Minsk
July 5, 2005 9:40 PM   Subscribe

Another Minsk gives another view of the decaying city.
posted by dial-tone (17 comments total)
Some nice pictures. I'm always fascinated by urban decay (especially on this level).

So what's up with Minsk? Are these just very carefully selected photos, or is the city going extinct, or what?
posted by teece at 9:46 PM on July 5, 2005

I think there might be a lot of crumbling places in Russia, at least there seems to be a huge Russian contigent on LJ groups like Abandoned Places.
posted by dial-tone at 9:54 PM on July 5, 2005

And be gentle, it's my first post.
posted by dial-tone at 9:54 PM on July 5, 2005

Nice post. The pictures are great. I just wish there were more comments about what we are seeing. (I love urban exploration)
posted by arse_hat at 10:07 PM on July 5, 2005

The site defaults to Russian, but there is an English version available. To set it to the English version, click here.
posted by kickingtheground at 10:08 PM on July 5, 2005

sadly the pics have no eng content.
posted by arse_hat at 10:19 PM on July 5, 2005

Cool - thanks for the link and the great pictures of entropy and decay.
posted by Staggering Jack at 10:41 PM on July 5, 2005

Looks quite different from when LHO lived there.
posted by DirtyCreature at 11:12 PM on July 5, 2005

These pictures sure bring up memories. When I was little, I loved exploring all those abandoned (and not so abandoned) construction sites and such. Around Moscow though, never been to Minsk...

This picture is the best, IMO.
posted by c13 at 11:50 PM on July 5, 2005

This is terrific. Thanks, dial-tone.
posted by sellout at 11:55 PM on July 5, 2005

posted by TwelveTwo at 1:43 AM on July 6, 2005

Fascinating pictures!
(Can I just point out that Minsk is in Belarus, not Russia. Thxbye.)
posted by mr.marx at 2:06 AM on July 6, 2005

Great post! For some striking shots, check out the crane cemetery.

mr.marx: Good to remind people of that; it's going to be a while before we all get used to the post-Soviet world.
posted by languagehat at 5:21 AM on July 6, 2005

Very cool. I've always had a longing to take the Trans-Siberian. Or just see Russia in general. Nice link.
posted by bardic at 5:43 AM on July 6, 2005

nice--i want to see all those satellite USSR cities too--my family came from there.
posted by amberglow at 6:42 AM on July 6, 2005

If you ever fancy a holiday in Minsk (it's in Belarus, though, not Russia) print out this excellent pdf tourist guide. Sounds great - "Most hotel lobbies are infested with prostitutes, who are apt to call lone males in their rooms late at night."

From - travel guides to mainly Eastern Europe and, oddly, Belfast.
posted by ComfySofa at 12:34 PM on July 6, 2005

Gorgeous photography. Probably the best abandoned places work I've seen -- so many exploit only the weird/lonely angle and ignore the larger aesthetic.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:58 PM on July 7, 2005

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