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I like your shot as always, though this image was posted at least once before in this thread, just a couple posts up.

I'm sorry, I think I didn't check it; I often rework the pictures, this was a very, very difficult one, reworked many times. Many thanks for your attention.

Erik.
 

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Thanks, Erik. One winter, the sun did not come out for three and a half months straight. The summers were great though. Also very friendly people. Groetjes, OtL
 

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Asbestos must have been readily available during USSR times; I'd see it everywhere. These hot water lines (Chisinau city heating), were all asbestos insulated.

 

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Asbestos must have been readily available during USSR times; I'd see it everywhere. These hot water lines (Chisinau city heating), were all asbestos insulated.

It's a peculiar scene, nicely captured.

The USSR and its successor states had/have a substantial and particular asbestos problem: http://www.ibasecretariat.org/lka-ru...-challenge.php. associated with high production in the USSSR from the mid 1970s onwards.

I've done some work at a sturgeon farm in eastern Ukraine, with hot water supplied from the cooling discharge of a power station. Everything that needed temperature insulation, everything that needed electrical insulation, everything that needed to be fire proofed, was wrapped in asbestos. Some of the electrical system had loose blue asbestos lagging. A really serious health hazard.

Marty
 

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It's a peculiar scene, nicely captured.

The USSR and its successor states had/have a substantial and particular asbestos problem: http://www.ibasecretariat.org/lka-ru...-challenge.php. associated with high production in the USSSR from the mid 1970s onwards.

I've done some work at a sturgeon farm in eastern Ukraine, with hot water supplied from the cooling discharge of a power station. Everything that needed temperature insulation, everything that needed electrical insulation, everything that needed to be fire proofed, was wrapped in asbestos. Some of the electrical system had loose blue asbestos lagging. A really serious health hazard.

Marty

In Greece, asbestos was the preferable material for garden/patio canopies in the 70s/80s - many still exist especial in small provincial towns.

"The first asbestos factory, ELLENIT, opened in 1961 and quickly became notorious for the health problems which befell its workers. ELLENIT closed in the early 1990s, and of its 250 workers, 200 have since died of cancer."

The rest of the story here:
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/31769/uncontrolled-use-in-greece-over-period-of-four-decades/amp/
 

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On the road to Bran Castle, Romania where Count Dracula lived...or maybe it was just a Hollywood tale? Canon 1DMIII - L 2.8/16-35 @ 35mm.
 
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