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COGH: Chersky photos

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10

Researching our route, I found this article on the town of Chersky/Cherskiy, which is our next destination. It has some impressive photos and a reminiscence on the town’s changing fortunes. (The article was for the London gallery Calvert 22.) Especially amused by the closing comment that ‘there is simply no place to run’!!

calvertjournal.com/features...

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Wow, I’m glad we’re running through it virtually, rather than in reality. It looks a bit remote and chilly to me!😳🥶

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to David_G

And we’re running in the mountains!! 🥶😳

Charlies1
Charlies1Graduate10

Thanks for your research GailXrunning, Great find, great photos!

I have added a link to the page on Chersky:

sites.google.com/view/cogh-...

Keep them coming - it all adds to the interest to know more about the places along the way.

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to Charlies1

Ahha! So you’ve just added it. I thought I was repeating.

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to Charlies1

I have found more potential links for our coming journey. To whom/ how should I send them?

Charlies1
Charlies1Graduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Hi GailXrunning, , just post them up here, everyone will see them that way.

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to Charlies1

Ok Will do! (Probably when we get closer to the places.)

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10

Haha! Just spotted that this is already on our COGH site!

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10

It looks really bleak - not my kind of place at all. But we’re keeping warm by running and walking, enjoying the winter landscapes and looking forward to all the places we’re going to visit over the next months.

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to JaySeeSkinny

Just imagine running along the track in the final image!

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Yep, that’s where I’m running!

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to JaySeeSkinny

😎❄️🏔

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to JaySeeSkinny

I am reading the Rosie Swale-Pope book.

She found out what cold is!

Definitely best to do this virtually

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate10

Wow! 🥶❄️🏔

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Just not enough cold emojis in the library!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

😂😂😂

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate10

What an amazing looking place! So remote, a little spooky!

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10

Reading about the depopulation was striking - the scale of it.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10

Bleak and beautiful but oh so cold,

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Minus 23, I believe.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Minus 1 has me wrapped up warm and grumbling

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10

What a brilliant find @GailXrunning! I was captured right from the little snow-covered chapel onwards. I have been to Russia (not Siberia!!) and those red tablecloths took me right back. And the innocuous looking little glasses that look like water and are so often vodka. 😯😳 And the lovely, hospitable people who always make it a party even when they have very little to share. Thank you.

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Lovely to hear of your memories too, and prompted by something as simple as a red tablecloth!

Frizzbomb67
Frizzbomb67Graduate10

Interesting info! Thanks for sharing 👍🏻

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

The old saying "being sent to Siberia" the dictator Stalan sent thousands of people there during the 30's and 40's if they did not agree with him.

It looks like a place where you would want to run through very quickly, just as well it's virtual.

I read that article about Chersky/Chersky

the temperature is around - 30C at this time of the year.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Stunning photos! Nowhere to run huh? That's the power of teamwork 😀

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

😂😁Makes me think that where we’ve already run must be even more remote! And just now checking our map, we’re already well past Cherskiy.

jorgeRuns
jorgeRunsGraduate10

Amazing, thank you, wow, would love to go on an arctic expedition and see the wildlife 😀

HevvyH
HevvyHGraduate10

Great photos. Did anyone find any diamonds or gold?😀

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to HevvyH

👑💎

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Thanks GailXrunning .That looks really interesting. I will read it properly after my run

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-GrannyGraduate10

What an amazing insight into a very unknown place. The pics are very thought evoking. It must be a very challenging place for the few people who now live there. Thanks so much Gail for finding this. 👍

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