Recording my last moments in Yekaterinburg.
19.12.14 - 8.1.15
Yekaterinburg, December 30th 2014
Having an hour before my taxi would come to bring me to the train station, I went out for a final goodbye to Yekaterinburg. Unlike yesterday, there are no ducks paddling on Iset River. I bet the river is completely frozen now.
Actually I was still curious about the Keyboard Monument, Yekaterinburg's famous tourist spot, which ought to be just right across my hostel. The thing is, on a ground covered white like now, where across is vague. My host said, it is covered by snow. My guide yesterday said, it is right next to a red brick building.
I found the building, but not the keyboard. I scrubbed, scrubbed a bit on the ground, trying to feel anything that would be like a keyboard. Nothing.
Wikipedia ended the description with:
Rumor has it that if you "type" your wish on the keyboard and then jump on Enter, your wish will come true.
I think I should have brought my laptop and typed on it: I wish to find the Keyboard Monument. And then press enter. Aha.
On the other side of Iset River, the sun was rising at a glimpse behind the bare trees. Too bad, I couldn't fly. Towering into the sky there is again world's tallest abandoned structure which I mentioned about here.
Across Yekaterinburg Railway Station, the sun and sky were yet busy painting the sky while wild pigeons celebrated them.
Next, a 24 hour journey to Novosibirsk, completing my Trans Mongolian route.