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Another example of wooden house from Irkutsk. Again, the windows almost reach to the ground. Maybe Serghei knows why? And one can see the small window in the window. (It was also used in Poland in old windows. The goal was to let a small amount of fresh air without not opening the whole. The Polish name for it was lufcik - from German Luft - air).

Some words about Irkutsk from Wikipedia. Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia. Population: 587,891 (2010 Census). In the early 19th century, many Russian artists, officers, and nobles were sent into exile in Siberia for their part in the Decembrist revolt against Tsar Nicholas I. Irkutsk became the major center of intellectual and social life for these exiles, and much of the city's cultural heritage comes from them; many of their wooden houses, adorned with ornate, hand-carved decorations, survive today, in stark contrast with the standard Soviet apartment blocks that surround them.
In 1879, on July 4 and 6, three-quarters of the city was destroyed, including approximately 4,000 houses. However, the city quickly rebounded, with electricity arriving in 1896, the first theater being built in 1897 and a major train station opened in 1898. The first train arrived in Irkutsk on August 16 of that year. By 1900, the city had earned the nickname of "The Paris of Siberia."

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12855 W: 136 N: 33238] (152102)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2014-09-17
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/3.1, 1/9 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2014-11-16 3:35
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