Dumped rubbish has the power to transform even the most beautiful of places into an eyesore. However, this beach on Russia’s Pacific shoreline isn’t letting old bottles spoil the view: in fact, they’re making everything look even more incredible.
Originally covered in black volcanic sand, the beach now looks multi-coloured thanks to all the shards – called sea glass. Known as “Glass Beach,” Steklyashka was used as a dumping ground for old bottles and broken porcelain during the Soviet era. However, the waves have smoothed out all the sharp edges of these broken bits, creating a pretty magical looking addition to the seashore.
A photo posted by Регина (@dumbrava_regina_) on Jan 3, 2017 at 11:53pm PST
Located on Ussuri Bay about 30 minutes drive away from Vladivostok, it’s becoming quite the tourist attraction.
A photo posted by Самые лучшие фото/видео VDK (@vdk.live) on Jan 2, 2017 at 4:35am PST
In winter the beach also gets a dusting of snow and it’s pretty amazing.
Here are all the smoothed out bits of debris close up.
A photo posted by ФОТОГРАФ Ирина Пашко✨📷✨ (@irina_pashko_photo) on Jan 27, 2017 at 2:23am PST
While littering is never a good idea, it kind of makes one wish all rubbish could look this good.
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