White Snow / Black Sea

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Celebrating Sochi since 2010. Dominic Basulto has been documenting the transformation of Sochi into the host site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. As of March 2013, White Snow / Black Sea is also an iPad travel guide available on iTunes and a Kindle travel guide available on Amazon.

Sochi’s “Metallurg” Sanatorium
Dating back to the 1950’s, the “Metallurg” sanatorium is exactly what it sounds like - a former vacation resort for workers of the Soviet Union’s metal industry. Back when making your Five Year Plan was all that mattered and you were laboring in metal mines all day, imagine a vacation to Sochi subsidized by the state.
image: Architecture Sochi High-res

Sochi’s “Metallurg” Sanatorium

Dating back to the 1950’s, the “Metallurg” sanatorium is exactly what it sounds like - a former vacation resort for workers of the Soviet Union’s metal industry. Back when making your Five Year Plan was all that mattered and you were laboring in metal mines all day, imagine a vacation to Sochi subsidized by the state.

image: Architecture Sochi