The city of the dead actually exists. It is a village in Ossetia, north of Russia, hidden between five mountain peaks. According to Russian legends, whoever goes to Dargavs never returns alive. The city rarely gets tourists...(because of) bad luck? Or because it is a very difficult place to get to.
San Gimignano, Itália.
Antigua iglesia de San Nicolás, Nyrob (Rusia), 1910 / Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
Rybinsk is an old historical #town in the Yaroslavl Region of Russia. It is a well-known town of the Golden Ring and the former “capital of barge haulers” that still keeps its colouring of an #ancient merchant town