The gates are up…

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Last year the gates for the bell tower laid on the ground all summer. This year they have installed them and like everything else in Russia, no paint has been applied and they are rusting, more and more everyday. That is Russia, for people just do not paint and when they do paint it usually is a wild color, like bright blue or green or yellow and whole villages are painted in that same color. Sveta said that is because they only get a shipment of that color and everyone uses the same color of paint. Thus, many do not paint at all…

I find that black, white and green are common colors that I can find in our big village, but it is all oil based enamel and the idea of latex enamel is unheard of in the villages. Now in Moscow we can get latex enamel and we painted our village home with such paint…

http://windowstorussia.com/village-home-before-and-after.html

The house was wild at that time in its life, in the link above and below is a picture of the home right now. Two summers of me living here in the village is starting to show…

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But back to the paint issue. yes some homes are painted in our village and that is good, a home has the highest chance of being painted over just about anything, though I have noticed that in the big village, people are painting their fences now. that has shocked me. Our village has actually a variety of colors and it is unusual. Most likely it is because of no one living here and no store is located in our village anymore. The people in the summer bring paint from all over, like from Ryazan and Moscow, which has a huge variety of paints available…

I suspect that the gates will be several years before they get painted and will have rusted a bunch by then. If you look at the image on top, you will see that originally they sprayed the gates with black from who ever made them. Nothing since then has been done to them. I say it is a miracle that the gates are up and still not laying on the ground like all last summer…

This is just another part of Russia that I love and I notice when someone paints, for it stands out in Russia and sometimes makes others decide to paint also…

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