The coldest town in the world

Monday, January 19, 2015



Wow, can you imagine living in temperatures of - 90°F (- 67.7°C)? There is a village is Siberia called Oymyakon that was named the coldest town in the world with the average daily temperature of -50°C (-58°F).

Intrigued by its existence, New Zealand-based photographer, Amor Chapple paid a visit to this 500-person village to capture a series of amazing photographs showing what life is like in those very challenging living conditions. Supposedly residents have very little indoor plumbing due to the frozen terrain, all motor vehicles left outside must be continually running, otherwise they go into deep freeze, and meat is the main source of food due to the area’s inability to grow crops. What a place!

P.S: Japanese flower garden.
P.P.S: Also, the winner of our Foodadz giveaway is Little Luxury List.

(via ufunk. Photos by Amos Chapple and via Profit)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This puts our winter in perspective. Jill

Young at Heart said...

Yikes!!

oliviajamie said...

Wow! I thought Ontario was cold! Fascinating where humans can live and settle!

Hildi said...

Brrrr....no thanks! You are absolutely right: it puts everything into perspective.

Art Farm said...

Whoa! I thought we had it bad last winter with -40F! I can't even image -90! That's hardcore winter!!!! And yes, definitely puts winter in perspective. Maybe now I won't complain as much. :) xo, Katie

Mandy Doornenbal said...

So not my thing! But the photo's are beautiful. Have a great week!

Monica | Hola!design said...

eating meat all the time? sounds good to me! just kidding. can't handle anything below 50 F.

sini said...

I think i wouldn't like it, but as colder it gets, the air comes more dry and it's easier to handle. When we have wind + -10 here in Finland, it's freezing! But when we hit -30, it's better as there's no wind left. I've been skiing in -35, the coldest I have lived is -40 degrees. More than that, I would move away ;)

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Jill:)

Diana Mieczan said...

oliviajamie, I agree!

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie, hardcore winter, indeed...Can you imagine? Yowza!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so interesting, Sini!

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