July 31, 2012
This time the above mentioned facilities are in the spotlight. The photo shoot was not quite traditional, because it was held at night, when everything was sleeping after the vigorous working day.
We grabbed a camera and began our night trip.
Adler AGDS (automated gas distribution station) was the first facility we visited. It was hidden from the people’s eyes in a wild forest. Approaching to the station in the evening, we found out that we were not alone...
The way to Adler AGDS was blocked by a bullock walking around the station... He was like an evening guard visiting his land.
Meanwhile, Adler AGDS was covered with twilight...
... and lights came on.
We saw AGDS in a different way, not routine, but mystic and magnetic. It is at night when familiar things get new shapes and meanings.
Even a familiar view of the road to the process rack looked at night as a gold path to the triumphal arch of gas workers, opening the sancta sanctorum of the gas distribution station – a control room.
A treatment unit in the night illumination seemed like a techno-art object.
The next facility we visited after the sunset of the second day was Adler TPP (thermal power plant).
We saw Adler TPP as a serious and thoughtful one, waiting to become the main mistress of the night after sundown.
And a long-expected moment came. The moment of the station transformation...
It seemed that the sun was not beyond the horizon, it found a shelter in Adler TPP.
Every piece of TPP was emitting warmth and light.
Meanwhile, the night was almost over. We made the last shot of the station. And we turned back home. A night tour around Krasnaya Polyana was waiting for us.
After a 20 minute walk from the top station of the aerial cableway we saw a building of the biathlon stadium in light of the falling sun...
... It was like a mirror reflecting the surroundings.
The sun light was fond of the emergency stairs. The light smartly went down the emergency stairs leaving tops of the mountains...
In the evening terrace of the biathlon stadium it was hard to remember that we were at a sports venue where tough competitions would soon take place.
We could hear fans screaming “Russia, go ahead!” from tribunes.
With this enthusiastic spirit we were visiting the next facility – Mountain Olympic Village – 50 kilometers away from the biathlon stadium.
The main street was quiet at night but in the day time it had been full of workers engaged in site improvements.
In the street lights we could see special details invisible in the day time, for example...
... stone mosaic on the cottage wall or...
... interesting engineering design of the columns.
We wanted so much to stay in this cozy cottage till the end of the night but it was time to come back. Our night trip was almost finished.
During these 3 days we discovered the other side of Gazprom facilities and we saw things kept in secret in the day time. We would visit this place again.
See you in Sochi!