Catacombs

Catacombs

dark labyrinth with traces of the centuries

Location: 

Kholodna Balka, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Duration: 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Journey: 

personal highlights

  1. Catacombs: limestone mine to build the city, since over 200 years
  2. Tourguides: two local guys, know the underground well and are cool
  3. Transportation: late start, second missed bus, wild taxi chase, we got it!
  4. Conversation: english practice, local politics, work, attitude, addictions
  5. Katerina Nozhevnikova: a crisis shows the best in people (volunteering)

image sources

  1. the tour guides @ hidden entrance
  2. 19 century horse @ wild Catacombs
  3. modern grafitti @ wild Catacombs
  4. bones of a girl @ wild Catacombs
  5. open entrance @ hidden location

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