On the outskirts of the city, a passer-by noticed a hidden hatch. A rickety staircase led him to a 150-year-old object

A passer-by found the ruins and several crumbling brick buildings by chance, on the very outskirts of the city. The man came closer and noticed a hidden hatch behind a pile of old trash. Out of curiosity, he looked inside: a flimsy staircase made of rusty brackets led him to an architectural object about 150 years old.

Realizing that he had found something interesting, the man, still on the surface, decided to look for information on the net. It quickly became clear that the hatch led him to the famous industrial facility – the so-called English filters.

Around 1875, one of the first water purification complexes in Saratov was developed and implemented by British engineers, hence the attached name. The complex consisted of above-ground and underground parts, the ruins of the first and attracted the passer-by.

Inside, the building is much better preserved. The walls and floors are lined with pre-revolutionary bricks, although in some places the roots of trees are already breaking through from the ceiling.

The air below was surprisingly clean. Some passages led far beyond the city: the tunnels descend to the water and end at the river itself. It was obviously not worth walking here without a map – it is very easy to get lost in large-scale corridors.

In general, the filters reminded the man of the abandoned catacombs of the ancient castle. The video conveys this feeling well:

The dungeons of Sokolovaya Gora could be turned into a magnificent museum. Perhaps a similar project will be implemented in the near future.

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On the outskirts of the city, a passer-by noticed a hidden hatch. A rickety staircase led him to a 150-year-old object
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