In Pyatigorsk, the southern slope of Mount Mashuk has a 20 m deep sinkhole Proval (ПРОВАЛ), at the bottom of which there is a small lake. In the picture, you see the entrance into the tunnel (around 20 m long) going to the lake.
As you can see, men and children walk directly to the entrance, while women first come to the statue of the most favorite negative personage of Soviet humoristic literature Ostap Bender. He first appeared in the novel ”The Twelve Chairs” written by Soviet authors Ilya Ilf and Yevgeniy Petrov.
According to the plot of the novel, Ostap and his accomplice Kisa Vorobyaninov were chasing after jewels hidden in one of 12 chairs scattered about Russia. They needed a lot of money for this criminal project. In Pyatigorsk, for earning money, Bender organized selling tickets for visiting Proval by tourists. Now the admission to this underground lake is completely free, as it always really was.
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GPS coordinates: 44.046389 Lat, 43.099390 Long, 618 m
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pajaran (53022) 2013-11-24 13:53
Intetresantan tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazane skulpture i ulaz sa ljudima.
Lepa arhitektura i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place, given the data ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful sculptures shown and input from people.
Beautiful architecture and moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
marabu61 (8755) 2013-11-24 14:01
Interesting note on the history of the comic figure and the keen observation about the difference in cultural understanding in men and women. While the men are interested about the lake and adventures the womenfolk are more interested in the literature and culture of the place.
This is quite a monumental entrance to an underground lake indeed. It looks really well kept clean and neat.
There seem to be some cycling tourists around the place too, jugging front he heavy loaded bicycles.
have a great week
nikkitta (14992) 2013-11-24 15:08
Informative note preceding the capture, do you go there to visit the lake or have a watch at the statue?, an interesting place well kept and presented , lions and original floor
The same for the capture in diagonal with the curves to create perspective, good to add people in special man and the inquiring girl
Well done TFS
jhm (140689) 2013-11-25 4:39
I see two bikes, I think of tourists, before these nice gate and entrance.
The lions and white stone wall cares for a good picture.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well composition also a lovely view about these area.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
mesutilgim (86134) 2013-11-25 12:22
Good captured and enriched with many interesting notes.
Usefull TE entry.
TFS and best regards
mirosu (14988) 2013-11-26 1:43
Excellent view of the stone entrance, all in excellent light. The side viewpoint is very good, the light excellent. Nice to see some people in front, they add nice life to the scene. Well done my friend.
zoomer (6) 2013-11-26 14:14
Hi,wonderful stone work with great color and detail.Love the story too.All the best Wolf.
adramad (38918) 2013-11-27 7:44
Very interesting note, which introduces us to the understanding of the magnificent, original image that show us a work of architecture that is powerful and robust.
Very good management of the brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I like.
Enjoy a good evening.
fabbs99 (16747) 2013-12-01 18:11
Nice shot of the entrance to the tunnel.The colors and lights are perfect.Very well done.TFS.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-24 13:43