September 26 2010

Kalyazin, a town under water

The Russian town of Kalyazin is located on the Volga river north of Moscow (view Kalyazin on Google Maps).  This town of about 15,000 people was founded in 1134 but most of the historical city is now under water. In 1940, most the town was flooded during the creation of the Uglich Reservoir.  While most of the town was relocated to higher ground, the bell tower of the Makaryevsky monastery can still be seen sticking out of the Volga.  Here are some historical and modern photos of Kalyazin.

Kalyazin
Kalyazin – on Yandex Photos

Kalyazin
Kalyazin – on Yandex Photos

Bell tower in Kalyazin
Bell tower in Kalyazin on Yandex Photos.

Invitation to a tour ...
“Invitation to a tour …” on Yandex Photos.

Belfry
Belfry by peterdanilov on Flickr.

You can see many more photos on Yandex Photos and Flickr.