Nature reclaimed this brutal Soviet prison after years of ruin, with amazing results

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January 24, 2017Entertainment
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Nature reclaimed this brutal Soviet prison after years of ruin, with amazing results
What looks like water is in fact a crystal clear layer of ice. Some took the chance and explored the abandoned Rummu Prison in Estonia on their ice skates.

This Soviet prison once housed dozens of prisoners who worked at the nearby quarry. At the moment the lake, formed by nature afterwards, is frozen and creates an astonishing scenery.

This former prison in Estonia was abandoned in the early ’90s and nature did fight the buildings and won. Created to house the workforce for the water-drained quarry it was build inside the quarry itself. When abandoned, the pumping of the water stopped and it slowly filled up, creating this lake around the old prison.

Due to the icy temperatures this winter the lake froze completely, forming a crystal clear layer of ice. However it was only about two five centimeters thick. But that didn’t stop some photographers from exploring.

They said, the water and ice was so clean that you could see everything underneath your feet. While in summer Rummu Prison is a featured destination for scuba diving and other activities it transformes to a near-magical scenery in winter for ice skating. These two see their chance and took the following footage.