City Folk Turned A Local Lake Into "Maldives". The Only Thing Is That Swimming There Is Hazardous
July 19, 2019 15:04 By Fabiosa
We all sometimes want to just drop everything and go to some exotic resort — lie on the sand, swim in turquoise waters. However, residents of Novosibirsk, Russia, decided to create "a little paradise" of their own right there, in the city.
The shots of the picturesque lake literally flooded the profiles of Russian bloggers and ordinary Instagram users. The white sand and bright-blue water don't really fit into the overall landscape and baffle thousands of people.
Locals have aptly named this amazing place "Maldives."
Social media users take pictures by the lake and they look just as good as the beaches of the Maldives.
Russians come to the lake from all around the country to take picturesque photos and amaze their friends.
The only problem is that swimming or even touching the water there is strongly forbidden.
The thing is that this charming lake is an ash dump of the Novosibirsk TEZ-5 where they pour the waste – ash in particular, which is formed while burning coal. Because of the high content of calcium and other metal oxides, water in the ash dump takes on a turquoise color.
So, despite all its beauty, the lake is hazardous for all living creatures. However, there's nothing that could stop bloggers.