5 Responses to “The Beauty of Mariupol: Drone Footage”

  1. ian says:

    Any ordinary, I don’t like to use the term normal, as it gets abused, any ordinary person looking at that sees beauty. It, to me, looks like a lovely place to live. To Claus Schlob, Henry Kissinger, and the Davos crowd, it must look like termite mounds. Useless eaters living on their world. Some fighter pilot could do us all a favour at the next WHO or WEF meeting.

    • emm jay says:

      “Some fighter pilot could do us all a favour at the next WHO or WEF meeting.” … Agree.

      … Ground control to Aldous.

  2. danceaway says:

    Yes, Ian, seeing this incredible beauty makes it easier to understand why some survivors do not wish to leave; it is their home, and the beauty it once had is part of them. They are connected to it,, and do not wish to abandon their city. I remember some saying they have lived there all their lives; where would they go? they said.

  3. pete fairhurst says:

    So beautiful. And so sad given that a lot of those places will now be destroyed I imagine

    My wife and I briefly visited Russia in 2019, Moscow and St Petersburg. Maybe they are not representative of all Russian cities, I just don’t know. But we were struck by the wonderful public spaces that were all very well appointed and well maintained in both cities. The parks were just superb, clearly extensively used by the local public with all sorts of amenities and every imaginable activity too. Their parks put ours to shame, the contrast was stark. We guess that this was because most folk seemed to live in apartments, so no home gardens for most

    The dachas [summer houses] extended a hundred of more kilometres from both cities too. Those closest to the cities being the most expensive

    • Tapestry says:

      Mariupol is a mix of Soviet era concrete block flats and houses built around 1800, and older civic buildings like the unfortunate theatre. Typical of Soviet era. Your trip was just in time, Ian.