Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea is a home of an unusual underwater museum. In 1992, diver Vladimir Borumenski installed the first sculptures of Soviet leaders at a depth of 50 feet. Sculptures were already dismantled in the Crimean cities and towns, so it was kind of a recycling project. Borumenski planned to complete the Soviet museum, with sculptures of Mao Zedong, Mussolini and Napoleon, but didn’t follow through.
Nonetheless, the place become favorite spot of divers. They began to expand the collection, by bringing sculptures from all over Ukraine. So, the underwater museum accumulated few dozen sculptures, including Stalin, Lenin, Dzerzhinsky and Gagarin. The organizers of the underwater museum are always open to adding new figures to the collection, which currently has more than 50 different busts.
Do we want to dive and see Lenin and Stalin underwater, I wonder? Doubtful, but I suppose it has a sort of eerie charm.
Haha that’s a good question! Maybe they just thought that if there is a place for them to be, that is deep in the water
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So so so odd.
Thats awesome! It is like an underwater Eater egg hunt, but instead you get to see eerie sculptures in silence and intimate privacy. I would go for sure!
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These are fascinating…wow!
An underwater graveyard. I guess it’s only fitting. LOL
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An unusual place for a museum: 50 feet under water. Not sure it’s my cup of art appreciation, but it is a unique idea. Re-blogged from https://alk3r.wordpress.com