Interesting tidbit in the middle of a huge city…

I grew up with cellars. In fact without a cellar, food such as fresh raw milk, vegetables, fruit and meats would never have been usable for more than one day many times. In the Midwest the heat during summer was terrible. Weeks and weeks of 100 F. + degree days made food spoil fast…

The storm cellar (When I was growing up, we lived in what is called tornado ally in America!) and storage cellar was the answer…

Our cellars held jars and jars of canned food and in the older days, when it was not holding us to stay alive from one of the numerous tornadoes, we even had a water bath area to keep milk and meats cooler than normal. The icebox in the home and it was a real icebox, only held what was being used that day. Ice was delivered every two days and you did not play around in the refrigerator like you can nowadays. No swinging the door and no trying to cool off by sticking your head into the icebox…

I remember when we got fancy and had one of those top mounted compressor Frigidaire’s…

We went from a cellar to an icebox to a refrigerator…

Enough of that…

All over Moscow in the hidden tree covered backyards of the huge flats, you will find interesting things hidden. Since I walk around as far away from the masses of people, I find the treasures as I walk. Today I decided to take a few images of the rows of cellars that people in the flats had dug a longtime ago. May are still being used. Mostly to store potatoes, apples and other fruits and veggies nowadays, not milk and meats…

Thought you might find this interesting…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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