Verkhnyaya Pyshma. Autumn 2022

I once again visited the museum in Verkhnyaya Pyshma. This time as a rest point in the middle of a 760 km long car route. The main, but not directly related to the museum, news is the launch of a high-speed tram line from Yekaterinburg. And now any of the one and a half million inhabitants can get to the museum in half an hour and for a dollar.

I am happy for the locals, but now it’s better not to come here on weekends, and there will be even more people for the May 9 parade.

When you visit the same museum regularly, you begin to track its development. This concerns the number and general condition of the exhibits. Almost like in the “Spot the Difference” pictures. So look for: one photo is spring, the second is fresh.

Although the steam locomotives are not yet finished.

Just like their neighbors.

And there is still a lot of equipment in need of fresh painting.

And there the work has already begun.

I read a long time ago about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco: when they finish painting it, they cross over to the other side and begin to paint again.

The most striking example of the work done.

I thought they would just leave it rusty. This had its charm.

The composition of the exposition also changes. The equipment that stood in this place in the spring disappeared,

but this does not upset, because an equally wonderful car was put in this place.

It turns out that last time I did not notice this corner dedicated to the naval theme.

But this international cannon battery of the beginning of the last century along the facade of the Ceremonial Reckoning pavilion was definitely not there,

because in May equipment prepared for the parade was installed there

The new air site continues to be filled and arranged. Something has almost been collected

I found some planes already assembled, i.e. they have been brought in since May and have already been assembled.

Or maybe they were whole.

And there’s a lot more work to be done.

Finally, pavilions No. 3 and No. 5 were opened for visitors, which have already received their name: “Collection of automotive special equipment of the 1920s – 2000s.” Although there are tractors in pavilion No. 5.

There are no tractors in pavilion No. 3, but there are motorcycles and buses.

I will not dwell on each exhibit here. If anyone is interested, here is a photo essay in Russian (there is little text, so translation is not required).

In pavilion No. 2, the exposition is just beginning to take shape.

And in pavilion No. 1 it has, if not a finished look, then a clearly visible concept.

If someone is confused in the numerous pavilions and sites of the museum, then outside, not far from the entrance, an exhaustive diagram hangs.

There is almost the same on the official website.

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