Taltsy Museum of Siberian Architecture

A few days ago I visited the Taltsy Museum in Irkutsk Oblast. Similar to the outdoor museum in Ulan-Ude but with more buildings and no tigers or bears, the Taltsy Museum is situated on the shores of Lake Baikal. Actually it is situated on the shores of one of Lake Baikal's many bays, but exactly which one, I do not know.

This fortress was built entirely without nails, using a technique that remains unknown today.


If you continue past all of the buildings, and walk down toward the bay of Baikal, you might see the lazy Siberian sun getting ready to call it quits for the day.


This is one of the rural bus stops in Siberia. If you miss the final bus or it is already full, I'm pretty sure you are fucked. The approaching bus was full and did not stop, which made me a bit nervous as it was late in the day, but a few minutes later I was able to board a minibus full of Mongolians headed back toward Irkutsk.