the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth

It’s been a while since my last post on Oymyakon, but the town is not forgotten! And just this week the Smithsonian & Amos Chapple gave us some wonderful images from Siberia.

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Gas station and Christmas tree (Amos Chapple)

Cars must be run continuously when making a trip to Oymyakon (if they stop you wont get them going again because of the low temperature), and so 24/7 gas stations are essential to winter transportation. Workers on the gas stations work two weeks on and two weeks off.

Such a strange and magical world we live in …!

One Comment Add yours

  1. jane tims says:

    Brrrrrr! Gives me new appreciation for our fully stocked Gas 7/11. Jane

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