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September 2015

Saying Goodbye to Yekaterinburg

Recording my last moments in Yekaterinburg.


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.

Posted by automidori 07:46 Archived in Russia Tagged russia yekaterinburg Comments (0)

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