Akarmara: Caucasian ghost town
• Akarmara: Caucasian ghost town
Caucasian Pripyat, a ghost town - once or call it a strange place, located in the subtropics of Abkhazia. Here, just as in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, trees sprouting through the windows and the roof, and in the apartments slowly deteriorate old things thrown hosts in a great hurry and dashed hopes for a speedy return. A wander through the streets of feral pigs, cows, and sad dogs. So what happened here? Akarmary the fate of a very sad and instructive ...
This modern European-style city
After World War II this town (or rather - the village, who was a member of the city Tkuarchal former Tkvarcheli) created forces captured German architects, builders, and that's why he turned in a European monumental and beautiful. Many of the buildings are built in the neoclassical style. They say that some Germans were even live here.
Very soon, in addition to the houses, there were a school, hospital, market, cultural center and even a resort. Akarmara village, located in a picturesque resort town in fact, considered an elite, and get an apartment it was very prestigious.
Even some 30-40 years ago Akarmare seething life. Cozy streets were filled with people from the windows came the music, animated voices Caucasian housewives and children's laughter. In the 1980s, there lived a few thousand residents - mostly, it was the family of the miners who worked in the Tkvarcheli coal deposits.
They thought they would soon return
Alas, the heavenly life of the village broke the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict in the early 1990s. City Tkuarchal shelled more than a year.
Civilians were forced to leave their homes and flee. They settled in the safer parts of the country - it would seem, for a while. But the civil war dragged on, and when there is peace Akarmare again to return back to the affected from the shells and came into the city of desolation, no one wanted.
In the abandoned apartments of apartment houses are books, clothing, children's toys coated with a thick layer of dust. The balconies for nearly 30 years of drying clothes, which no one has ever remove. The building is slowly but surely covered with wild vegetation - as well as in any "city of the dead."
In Akarmare still have a couple of dozen inhabitants (it is literally a few families), and this becomes quite scary. A lone figure against the background of ruined houses look like ghosts. Deprived because of "civilization", they equip your life - as they can.
And if he Tkuarchal gradually began to come to life (there is continued coal production) in recent years, the village Akarmara remained "zabroshkoy" which is so fond of visiting visiting photographers and lovers of romance ruined cities and buildings.
Once these places can be called a health resort, because a number of healing springs are located Tkvarcheli mineral water and sulfur springs (known in tsarist times as "Abaranskie water"). In the past century we have come here for treatment of vacationers from all over the country to take radon baths. In recent years, radon baths by the authorities began to recover, but the most Akarmary recovery is not affected.
The city is very reminiscent of Chernobyl - is that architecture and nature poroskoshnee pozhivopisnee - after all subtropics.
The most unfortunate and sad - is that in such a beautiful and blessed part of the world, unlike Chernobyl, no radiation and could live peacefully. There could work schools, shops, health centers, and in the courts - play fun kids, who came to her grandmother for the summer break. Only here to restore the village no one has neither the means nor the desire.
So is Akarmara sad ghost town among the natural paradise - as a living testimony to the absurdity and irrationality of human behavior.