Most of the Village has been moved…

Years ago I noticed numbers on buildings in our tiny Russian Village. But this year, I started to look closely, for I knew what the numbers were for. You number the pieces of the building to take it apart and put it back together and move it to another spot. I know, I have done this several times in my life…

I took several hundred images and found that 80% of the buildings in our village have been disassembled and reassembled. The numbers are proof of that process…

From barns to homes and then I figured out where they all came from…

They came from the past…

Most of the buildings seen in the village now are from an era of when the village was a different type of village. It makes sense, for why waste a good home when you can move it from a place that is no longer and set it up in a place that is allowed. Most of these buildings come from the original layer of village below the old school…

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Look at the image above…

Below the bell tower to the right is a whole bunch of buildings, from homes to businesses and barns. That was the village at one time and the village covered and area that is nothing but empty fields with basement holes left. A few of the original buildings near the road are left, the rest have been moved…

In fact everything has been moved several times over the years…

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and or now…

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Over the years the buildings in the village have shifted around and been recycled. At one time they were all in a mass near the lake area and far right of the bell tower. They would actually be in the lake if still there. They were then moved up the hill to the right even farther in the second image above and then spread out all over in the last image…

In the last image the area to the right as you look at it was full of village homes that were part of the school housing. The near lake area was the original business district of the village and the remnants are still there. The old blacksmith shop is there and a few outlay buildings from that era are still standing. There is an old sawmill in there as well. Basically the village was broken up into a residential and business sections. They semi-circled around the school. Which the school was in the old monastery…

The lake area was built in the 1930’s, but our particular lake was built-in the 1960’s, thus why you do not see any lake in the images, except the last one. The carp lakes were there, just not all the way to the village yet…

I even found numbers on our home and that stimulated me to see what the rest of the village was like. The village homes are all part of a past several village systems and it was spread out as the years went by. Spread to different locations as the village aged over the years. This explains the basement holes all over the village area to the right of the bell tower. The only thing I can not find an image of is the village area to the left of the bell tower. There use to be a huge farm village in the lower part and all that is left is outlines of the buildings…

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The field is full of foundation outlines…

Cool Huh? That is called recycling at its best…

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон