Motivated by greed, I’ve conceded to give an overview tour of Kandalaksha and area on the night from Saturday to Sunday, starting at 1am and ending at 6am. Now, as the day or, rather, night, approaches I’m starting to have doubts about the wisdom of my decision. Somehow staying up all night is something that no longer seems easy although I worked as a night watchman for a considerable time in Canada in my younger days. We’ll see if I’m still capable of pulling it off..
One opened recently at Ulitsa Dorozhnikov 3, tel. 8 921 460 4494. Never had easier time since my Moscow days filling the gas cylinder from our camper.
The festivities start at 12:30 and include historic reconstruction, the sale of local arts and crafts, and a sailing regatta.
A good opportunity to meet the active part of the local society for anyone for whatever reason is interested in Kandalaksha.
(The rest of the story went south because of a screw up with the site.)
Kandalaksha Online reports, without indicating the source, that the average wage in Kandalaksha as of April 2019 is 28,600 roubles per month, or just under $500/month. The current exchange rate is in the area of 66 roubles for one dollar US….
(The rest of this post went south after site restoration.)
Stumbled into this aerial view onto the smelter, one of the three (along with the railroad and the sea port) economic hubs of the city. Sharing it with those who ask what makes Kandalaksha tick.
Snow Figures Festival is to take place in Kandalaksha from March 1st to March 3rd. Location: in front of the City Administration building. The Department of Culture is currently accepting applications from those who wish to participate. The winners are to be announced on Sunday, March 10, the end of the Shrovetide week.
By the way, March and the beginning of April is probably the best time to visit these places if you are looking for local winter without the most brutal aspects of it, such as darkness, blizzards, and extreme cold. Even now, at the beginning of February, it is already light by 9am and it does not get dark until after 5pm.
After a long grey fall, the real winter has set in, with short days and lots of fluffy snow. As to the color scheme, it has been reduced to just three: black, white and, in the brief hour or less the sun is up, pink.
As of yesterday all that was left of the best building in town is this:
These well capture the spirit of the place in late September. So I’m sharing almost the entire set..