Welcome to Magadan. A cold, dark, eery Russian town with a strange sense of sorrow. Nicknamed, ‘The Gateway to Hell’, after 2 million people ‘vanished’ in Stalin’s notoriously brutal labour camps, it sits in the far north east of this massive country. On a recent work trip to Russia we had an over-nighter in Magadan on our way further north into the arctic circle, having flown 8 hours from Moscow to get there. Like being on the set of a post-apocalyptic film, its oddly quiet, colourless and cold in ever way imaginable. I’ll never forget the feeling of walking the streets of this place with my little ‘point and shoot’.
June 29, 2012 By Leave a Comment