Thursday, 2 February 2017

RUSSIA: Beach Of Broken Bottles, “Glass Beach ” Steklyashka

Dumped rubbish has the power to transform even the most beautiful of places into an eyesore. However, this beach on Russia’s Pacific shoreline isn’t letting old bottles spoil the view: in fact, they’re making everything look even more incredible.

Originally covered in black volcanic sand, the beach now looks multi-coloured thanks to all the shards – called sea glass. Known as “Glass Beach,” Steklyashka was used as a dumping ground for old bottles and broken porcelain during the Soviet era. However, the waves have smoothed out all the sharp edges of these broken bits, creating a pretty magical looking addition to the seashore.

Located on Ussuri Bay about 30 minutes drive away from Vladivostok, it’s becoming quite the tourist attraction.

In winter the beach also gets a dusting of snow and it’s pretty amazing.

While littering is never a good idea, it makes you think if only all rubbish could look this good.