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August 29, 2014 posted by Sean Sheepskin

Contrasts of Baikal: Life on one of the world’s most beautiful lakes

Contrasts of Baikal: Life on one of the world’s most beautiful lakes

The lake Baikal is not only mighty and great, but also it is very many-sided. Baikal is a wonderful place, but sometimes it might be harsh and people who live on the lake know it very well. Man has been living here for a long time though, but the lake and its nature are still much stronger. People live on the lake’s shores while Baikal lets them do that.

Continuation is here: the second part of the photo-report from Transbaikalia.

 

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Contrasts of Baikal: Life on one of the world's most beautiful lakes - 15Also, solar cell batteries

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Contrasts of Baikal: Life on one of the world's most beautiful lakes - 39Locals say there are lots of sawmills like this there

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Contrasts of Baikal: Life on one of the world's most beautiful lakes - 52Who knows how many more illegal sawmills are in Transbaikalia..

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Photos: Sergey Anashkevitch | Compilation: Sean Sheepskin



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