Rusting Buses In Eerie Depot Become Hotspot For Artists After Flood Devastation
This eerie bus depot with rusting old vehicles standing in neat rows has become a hotspot for budding artists and filmmakers since being devastated by flash flooding.
The bus park is situated in the district of Vasilyevka in the city of Yalta in the disputed Crimean Peninsula.
The area was battered by floods, turning it into an eerie junkyard of rusting old buses in neat rows surrounded by displaced rocks from an affected river, resulting in an apocalyptic scene that works as a backdrop for moody photographs and movies.
Mudflows from nearby mountains ended up in the bus park and tons of pebbles from the flooded river also accumulated in the area, burying it under a layer of rock and gravel.
A security guard on duty reportedly allows local artists and filmmakers into the former bus park for a small price.
However, the transport company Crimean Trolleybus has announced that the area will be cleared by the local authorities.
Company spokesperson Vyacheslav Martynov said: “As soon as it becomes possible, we will remove the trolleybuses for decommissioning. Now we need to restore the bridge so bulldozers can drive up to the park.”
Photographer Dmitry Yanchuk, 31, originally from the Russian city of Taganrog, is one artist who likes to use the bus park as a backdrop for his moody images.
He told Newsflash: “I became obsessed with photography thanks to Instagram. I just love beautiful and unusual locations.
“I saw some photos on Instagram and decided to visit Crimea with my friends. Everyone thought it was a good idea to go there and we jumped in my car and hit the road.
“I was impressed by the pictures. These trolleybuses have found a new lease of life as a subject of art.”
Despite announced plans to renovate the bus park, Dmitry told Newsflash that he does not believe anything will change soon, adding: “It will amount to nothing. It will remain here.”
Dmitry also said that he did not have to pay a security guard to enter the premises on the occasions he visited the bus park.
He advises anyone thinking of visiting the park to wear practical clothing, adding: “To get there, you have to cross a small river and lots of loose stones, your shoes should be comfortable!”
Dmitry told Newsflash: “I am passionate about travelling, I love beautiful locations and I am ready to go to them all night, whether by car, bus or train!”