Series 'Lighthouses of Russia'
Lighthouse Aniva, Sakhalin, Sea of Okhotsk
This beautiful, dramatic picture is of the Aniva lighthouse, one of the abandoned Russian Polar Nuclear lighthouses built in the time of the USSR. These lighthouses had to be fully autonomous, so the Soviet engineers decided to implement atomic energy to power up those structures - which was done in a form of special lightweight atomic reactors. These lighthouses were kind of robot-structures; they counted themselves the time of the year and the length of the daylight, turned the lights on when needed and sent radio signals to the nearby ships. How impressive! I love these history lessons :)
The card was in my favs until i hosted my group in vacation rr, and Elena sent me the card, with a new set of stamps showing cascades - thank you :)