20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Karelian marble and the tree upon it ...

Between northern Europe and Russia there is some extraordinary northern, cool and beautiful region, Karelia, with some marble-making and other historical places. These sources initially were historical base for the Neva's quai materials, columns of the Saint-Petersburg's cathedrals and other sights. Nowadays in past very prosperious place full of various kinds of stone stops it's exact initial functions. Today it becomes a park with extremal sport's practices.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Ruskeala, Russia
Camera: ZTE Blade A31 Lite RU
Copyright: © Irina Mihkailovskaya