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Observation Wheel In Irkutsk
10.09.2015 17:45
Observation Wheel In Irkutsk
(Source: http://www.russianboston.com/common)

An observation wheel may be opened in Irkutsk.

      As the press service of the city administration reported, the possibility of installing the amusement ride in the city was discussed at the meeting in the Mayor’s Office of Irkutsk.

      According to the Acting Deputy Mayor – the Chairman of the Committee on Municipal Property Management Andrei Melnikov, two platforms are offered for installation of the observation wheel: one on the Yunost island and the other on the Konny island. The installation of the wheel was offered by a Krasnoyarsk company. The profile committees of the administration were given an instruction to choose the optimal place from a technical point of view.

      The hub of the Eastern Siberia, located on Angara River and only 66 kilometers distant from the lake Baikal, it has a reputation of the Paris of Siberia among many foreigners. Though the vast territory of Russia behind the Urals has for a long time been considered wild, dangerous and barbarous by not only people overseas, but also Russians themselves, the real image of Irkutsk doesn’t fit in with a life’s conception of the land called Siberia. Irkutsk is the administrative, cultural, scientific centre of the Eastern Siberia, not to even mention its industrial and trade importance. Due to its geographical location, the city has been a large trade spot historically, which implies, that its economical benefits provide avenues to cultural, scientific and educational development. With its 36 institutions and colleges, Irkutsk is often called the city of youth and students: the locals and young people from the nearby areas get higher education in the city. Young age of Irkutsk`s population (31.5 years on the average) adds only one bit to the expressive image of the whole city. One more noticeable and admirable trait of Irkutsk is its architecture. It reflects the rich 300 year old history of the city beginning with the years of its foundation and showing the evolution of architectural tendencies. Modern buildings standing along with the oldest ones fill the atmosphere of the city with historical vibes and Siberian spirit. Unique wooden buildings with hand-carved window decorations are a special pride of Irkutsk. They not only make up the place, but also bring you back to the beginning of the 20th century. Some parts of the city make you think that the life there appears to have not moved on for ages. Lopsided wooden houses with big windows, public water pumps in the middle of the streets look fascinatingly like sets from western and cowboy films. Old-style houses and churches intertwined with lots of new red-bricked blocks of flats leave the impression of contrast and are a part of the city’s individuality. Architecture memorials make up the prevalent share of Irkutsk`s historical heritage. The great number of monuments and memorial plaques proves that almost every house, every building in the city has its own history and is linked with someone’s fate.

      

      Combining contrasts, great nature, culture and the pure spirit of Siberia, Irkutsk always makes a distinct impression on those who come there for the first time.


Sources: http://strana.ru 


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Irkutsk     

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