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The Lake of the Failure

Little short of the sanatorium named after S. M. Kirov, in the mysterious depths of the mountain Mashuk famous hidden lake Proval . the entrance to which is guarded by two lions.

Through stone well (its height is 41 m and diameter 15 m) daylight penetrates deep into the mountain, where a deep crack rises from the bowels of the earth of mineral hydrogen sulphide water. In the left part of the lake depth of about 11 m, about 1.5 m. the right Temperature to about 50 degrees.

In the times of Lermontov’s the thrill there’s dancing over the lake: on the initiative of Prince Golitsyn, V. S. famous architect brothers Bernardazzi built in 1837 the platform above the Failure where the guests had danced the quadrille. Most of these were young men who wanted to show off before the ladies. Many people went down to the lake with the help of slings and special baskets to take a dip in the healing waters and likewise was understood to be returning.

The first scientific study of the failure of held 20 — 21 June 1857 F. A. Batalin, Director of the Tiflis meteorological Observatory Moritz . officers surveyors and land surveyors. At the same time was determined the exact depth of the crater and the lake water composition and temperature.

Initially, one about the lake didn’t know. But forms its not an easy water. Continue reading