Gorny Altai. Bridges over the Katun. Part 1.

By the logic of the site would need to show the new bridges built recently. But I love the bridges at all. And the old, too. And the old, perhaps especially. Something in them is so … And I’m not alone, by the way. Altai people are very grateful to the spirits who help them cross the river safely. And in gratitude, tie ribbons after the well-crossings. Even the bridge. As here:

  • Bridge over Katun Tracts Oroktoy.
  • Bridge over Katun Tracts Oroktoy.

Here, on the basis of gratitude, I decided to dedicate his report bridges over the Katun. New — and old.

By the way, the bridge was built over one of the biggest bottlenecks on the Katun. Here she is rushing rapidly and uncontrollably. Here, 10 kilometers downstream wanted to build Katun Hydroelectric Power Station, but did not happen. Apparently, not on any river power plant can be built. Below — a view from the bridge.

  • View from the Bridge Oroktoyskogo.  Adjustment adult pine trees you can judge the height and width of the river banks.
  • View from the Bridge Oroktoyskogo. Adjustment adult pine trees you can judge the height and width of the river banks.

But this bridge, which is located just below the village on the river Katun Zealand, had to be flooded by the construction of hydroelectric power station counterregulator Katun. As well as the village itself. But all survived.

  • In the spring of a pedestrian bridge over the Katun River near the village of Eland
  • Bridge over Katun Tracts Oroktoy.

Here, on the basis of gratitude, I decided to dedicate his report bridges over the Katun. New — and old.

By the way, the bridge was built over one of the biggest bottlenecks on the Katun. Here she is rushing rapidly and uncontrollably. Here, 10 kilometers downstream wanted to build Katun Hydroelectric Power Station, but did not happen. Apparently, not on any river power plant can be built. Below — a view from the bridge.

  • View from the Bridge Oroktoyskogo.  Adjustment adult pine trees you can judge the height and width of the river banks.
  • View from the Bridge Oroktoyskogo. Adjustment adult pine trees you can judge the height and width of the river banks.

But this bridge, which is located just below the village on the river Katun Zealand, had to be flooded by the construction of hydroelectric power station counterregulator Katun. As well as the village itself. But all survived.

  • In the spring of a pedestrian bridge over the Katun River near the village of Eland
  • In the spring of a pedestrian bridge over the Katun River near the village of Eland

Even lower down the river at a height of about 620 meters above sea level, is the village of Chemal. The village is Chemal TB climatic health resort. The story begins with a sanatorium in 1942, when the siege of Leningrad were evacuated 247 children and staff of bone tuberculosis sanatorium. More than a month to get Chemal Leningrad, at the end of the summer to stay in the deserted since the war started building the resort. Six years have lived and worked in the Leningrad Altai land. Hard work gave good results for the two years of 247 children have recovered 132 children. Since the autumn of 1957 in the sanatorium began receiving children with pulmonary tuberculosis
Near the midst of Chemal Katun is a tiny rocky island that already has in modern times of the famous Moscow photographer V. Pavlov for his work and for his kosht restored Bolsheviks destroyed church of St. John the Divine. Then in Chemal formed women’s monastic hermitage, and is a bridge to the island.

  • View of the Monastery of Patmos.
  • View of the Monastery of Patmos.
  • View of the island of Patmos from the monastery
  • View of the island of Patmos from the monastery

The island of Patmos now everyone calls. Here is such Patmos in the Altai Mountains.

Chemal of the left bank of the Katun can not get there, but the 7 kilometers below — the village Elekmonar. There are even two bridges. Both are suspended. One — the traveler, and the second — a pedestrian. Charged.

  • Suspension bridge over the Katun in Elekmonar to "Dragon teeth"
  • Suspension bridge over the Katun in Elekmonar to "Dragon teeth"
  • Suspension footbridge over the Katun in Elekmonar
  • Suspension footbridge over the Katun in Elekmonar

Another downstream is on the left bank of the river, is the village of Anos, which is famous for the fact that he worked there for a long time student of Shishkin’s first Altai artist, a nationalist, a White Guard, the Orthodox, the head of the Kara-Korumskoy regional council (all in one), arrested Whites in 1919 and the NKVD in 1937. The White Guards arrest the artist has experienced, but the NKVD shny — no. He died in the camps in 1937.

In the village Anos, of course, is a bridge.

  • Suspension bridge over the Katun Anos to the village.
  • Suspension bridge over the Katun in Elekmonar to "Dragon teeth"
  • Suspension footbridge over the Katun in Elekmonar
  • Suspension footbridge over the Katun in Elekmonar

Another downstream is on the left bank of the river, is the village of Anos, which is famous for the fact that he worked there for a long time student of Shishkin’s first Altai artist, a nationalist, a White Guard, the Orthodox, the head of the Kara-Korumskoy regional council (all in one), arrested Whites in 1919 and the NKVD in 1937. The White Guards arrest the artist has experienced, but the NKVD shny — no. He died in the camps in 1937.

In the village Anos, of course, is a bridge.

  • Suspension bridge over the Katun Anos to the village.
  • Suspension bridge over the Katun Anos to the village.
  • Suspension bridge over the Katun Anos to the village.
  • Suspension bridge over the Katun Anos to the village.

It so happened that I began to tell about the bridges over the Katun, but about Chuiski — there was still no word. We are now moving about in the middle reaches of the Katun river downstream on Chemal tract, and to Chu tract has not yet been reached. On Chuiski we check out the village of Sam, and before that still need to visit two of the bridge near the village of Askat (also in Chemalsky area).

Old suspension bridge, which is in the photo — not the oldest. The oldest was built entirely of wood in the 30-ies of the popular self-taught craftsman. Preserved only in pictures. On the internet I saw that picture, but immediately found, show can not. Because — look at the suspension bridge near the village of Askat.

  • Suspension bridge over the Katun Anos to the village.

It so happened that I began to tell about the bridges over the Katun, but about Chuiski — there was still no word. We are now moving about in the middle reaches of the Katun river downstream on Chemal tract, and to Chu tract has not yet been reached. On Chuiski we check out the village of Sam, and before that still need to visit two of the bridge near the village of Askat (also in Chemalsky area).

Old suspension bridge, which is in the photo — not the oldest. The oldest was built entirely of wood in the 30-ies of the popular self-taught craftsman. Preserved only in pictures. On the internet I saw that picture, but immediately found, show can not. Because — look at the suspension bridge near the village of Askat.

Oh, and the new bridge. There for it is clearly visible old.

  • New bridge over the Katun Askat
  • New bridge over the Katun Askat

The village Askat interesting because about 20 years ago, there has lodged several artists. Then the new bridge was not there, and it was just about the most remote village in the district Chemalsky. Once artists resist, the natives — had left, and now the village Askat actively growing, and populated by every artistic intelligentsia lyudom. And after a couple of years ago, built a new bridge — the village has become very popular among
tourists, causing many local artists were got even a little money, and the village is now actively under construction.

 

Anything more we will drive to Chuiski. This is the second part.

 

All photos — yours truly, Doc.

 

PS Ladies and gentlemen, respect the work of others. Link. I would be grateful for a discussion here: Club of lovers of the Altai Mountains.

 

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