Glitter and poverty of Odessa

Original on my blog
If it were not for the name of the post, you would hardly have guessed where I shot it.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

This is not a war zone or the set of the next "Terminator". This is really Odessa, a place called Devolanovsky descent.
We are moving south from the harbor. Now behind us is the entrance of the trade port.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The first buildings encountered still look quite tolerable, some even have air conditioning. It will be much more interesting further.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The name of the descent changed three times. Initially, he was Levashovsky - in honor of the Odessa mayor of the late XIX century, after the revolution he bore the name of the organizer of the uprising on the battleship Potemkin Grigori Vakulenchuk, and from 1995, one of the builders of Odessa, Franz de Volan. In the people he was called simply Kanava.
As we move, we will pass under three bridges. The first of them is the arched Stroganov Bridge, which is part of Grecheskaya Street. It also passes over the Polish descent, its total length is 120 meters.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

Graffiti.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

Immediately beyond the bridge, eerie ruins open up.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

And here, directly opposite - a modern, rather neat building. Would you like this view from the window?
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The ruins bear some traces of life, it seems that someone sleeps in them. I hear voices coming from the ruins, I hope, these are just local children who are looking for adventures here.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The second bridge - Kotzebue, or Policeman, is still the name of Bunin Street, which is right above us now.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The bridge received its name from the general from the infantry Pavel Kotzebue, who was the governor of the local region in the late 60s - early 70s of the last century. It was designed by the architect Landesman, its metal frame was made in Paris, and assembled and installed in Odessa.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The beautiful white balustrade looks just next to the ruins, just phantasmagorically.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

Tourists passing along Bunin Street seem to be less shocked.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

Behind the bridge Kotzebue begins garage cooperative, as well as the wall of ruins, painted hooligans.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

The general meaning of this graffiti is quite difficult to understand.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

In the distance you can see the third bridge - Novikova, the oldest in Odessa. According to local legend, it was built by the owner of the cable plant in order to cut his way from the factory to his palace on Havanna Street.The author of the project was an engineer Just Gauy, the construction was led by architect Alexander Digby.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

Well, enough of our adventures. We rise to Bunin, away from this horror. To our left is the renovated Novikov apartment building. Odessa is really a city of contrasts.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

This is how the Atlantes should look.
The brilliance and poverty of Odessa is pretty, Kotzebue, Bunin, Odessa, the descent seems to be ruins, streets, simply, by a bridge, here, right, street, descent, factory, Odessa, order, indeed, Novikova, name

Local authorities have long been trying to do something with the Devolanovsky descent. Their first task is to search for the owners of all this “real estate”, the next one that is even more difficult to accomplish is to make them put everything in at least some order.

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