Keeping warm by going through Elena Chernyshova's photos of the arctic city of Norilsk, which is in darkness for 45 days a year.
@neauoire oof, no thanks. I find it hard enough dealing with the short days in Scotland; pure darkness for 45 days would wreck me!
@neauoire on last photo I thought I saw split air-conditioner and then I was like "why, why do they need one, they have winter 6 months in the year", but then I took better look and realized this was part of architecture.
@neauoire That place is terrifying and still Elena captures some beauty. More pictures at https://www.lensculture.com/articles/elena-chernyshova-days-of-night-nights-of-day
@Devine Lu Linvega Norilsk is out of this world project... somehow makes me feel proud for humanity though
also, there's no road connecting it to the rest of the country. everything in the city belongs to the mining company. workers come there because of high wages, and subsequently cannot leave due to the high cost of living / leaving. it's also basically impossible to get there unless you work for the company, and it's illegal for foreigners without a special permit.
@guenther It's disturbing that we've created something on this planet that is more dystopian than a lot of dystopian fiction.
@neauoire Wow! It sounds almost as close as one could get to visiting another planet without leaving Earth. That alone is tempting even if the climate is... less than friendly 😅
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