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Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. R21 highway
R21 highway
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Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Без названия
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole
Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole
In authnm 2015 during brief acquaintance with Musrmansk region, i have visited the Kola Superdeep Borehole with family of my friend to examine current state of such famous place in Russian Nord. I have expected to see this place itself for its fame and tragedic history. The Kola Superdeep (Kol’skaya Sverhkglubokaya in Russian) reached 12,262 m (40,230 ft) in 1989 and until 2008 held world record for superdeep drilling. it was closed in 1992 due to lack of finance and future decomposion of Soviet Union. Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Stella Polar Circle on R-21 Kola highway
Stella Polar Circle on R-21 Kola highway
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. R21 highway
R21 highway
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Без названия
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Без названия
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. At the location
At the location
We covered 2500 kilometers on off-road vehicles from Moscow to Zapolyarnyj to reach our goal. It was longest part of adventure. But memorable. The place itself is well-accessible, unfrequented and plundered at the same time. No police, no warnings. Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Buildings
Buildings
Currently, buildings are in a depressing state. Continuously destroyed, it’s a major problem for careless individuals. Caution and caution one more time.
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Broken heat exchanger (part)
Broken heat exchanger (part)
I grabbed this photo near scientific building. Scrap metal collectors ripped low-cost shell of heat exchanger to reach and ripped off copper-made heat conducting tubes, which is far more expensive. Remains of conducting tubes you can see in the left. Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Rusty bank оf high-temperature lubricant found in the Kola SG-3 area (2015)
Rusty bank оf high-temperature lubricant found in the Kola SG-3 area (2015)
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Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Kola Superdeep. Laboratories (2015)
Kola Superdeep. Laboratories (2015)
I did not insert the key into the keyhole when I took the picture. Really. Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Corridor
Corridor
The longest in location one-story service drill building. Laboratory zone are ends with a kitchen. Rooms full of invaluable remains.
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. The remains of the harsh life of drilling workers
The remains of the harsh life of drilling workers
This wall in laboratory tells much more about sex, age and passions of workers than any other thing in location. Attentive viewers can find out the exact year according to this information.
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Без названия
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Без названия
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Без названия
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Без названия
Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. View outside laboratory bilding
View outside laboratory bilding
Surroundings are pretty well ruined, but still available for visiting.
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. The Kola Superdeep borehole itself (welded shut), 2015
The Kola Superdeep borehole itself (welded shut), 2015
Our first goal in location. Rusty welding borehole cover with partly-torn nuts. Rice groats on the top of the cover are left by the previous visitiors with uncertain motive. Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Selfie on Superdeep
Selfie on Superdeep
It’s absolutely obligatory. Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Yurij Antipitchev. Trip to Kola Superdeep Borehole. Sleeping tombstone
Sleeping tombstone
I think, this photo tells much more than any word i can say about my own vision of this place and the whole adventure we drove. Protruding out of the dark silhouette with the moon above, so very resembling a real tombstone on cemetery - good metaphor for a project of giant tension of energy, money of the whole country, being lost ang ruined. Nikon D2Hs + AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR