Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Reflections on Chisty Prudy (Clean Ponds)


Photo made on Chistoprudny boulevard (boulevard on Clean ponds). Actually it is one pond.
The name goes to 18 century, when in 1703 it was added to the estate of prince Alexander Menshikov and was cleaned up. Before that time, in 17th century, it was "Foul pond" as nearby butchers' shops were dumping waste into it.
Wooden walls of nice Italian restaurant
These days the pond gets water from the city plumbing system, as the little river Rachka is long gone. The average depth is 1,2m (4'). In winter the pond turns into skating-rink.

Google map.

Posted by Irina.

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