Events, facts, documents and evidence: The plan of preparations for the 600th anniversary of Belovezhskaya Pushcha's protection provided for the cleaning-up and landscaping of backyards and entrances to apartment buildings in the village of Kamenyuki, the national park's administrative center.
The work began in the midsummer of 2009 after the renovation and modernization of the buildings were mostly completed.
The shot below shows a tractor pulling old concrete curb blocks out the roadside in a backyard.
|(An old curb being removed on July 14, 2009)|
The shot below show newly-made trenches from concrete blocks that would form a new curb.
|(Newly-made curb trenches as seen on August 6, 2009)|
Builders installing new curbs in backyards.
|(Installation of new curbs, August 11, 2009)|
|(Installation of new curbs; 1 and 2 - August 14, 2009, 3 - August 17, 2009)|
New parking lots were part of the project, too.
|(Construction of a parking lot in progress;
1 - August 18, 2009, 2 - August 21, 2009)
Special pedestrian slopes leading from the main street into the backyards were paved with tiles.
1 - September 6, 2009, 2 - September 9, 2009)
Below: delivery of crushed stone and gravel aggregates for asphalting operations.
|(Delivery of crushed stone and gravel aggregates; September 9, 2009)|
Builders asphalted pedestrian walks after the roadway in the backyards was paved with asphalt.
|(Asphalting of pedestrian walks; September 14, 2009)|
Below: builders removing decorative structures that have lost their esthetic value with time.
|(Architectural decorations; August 20, 2009)|
|(Removal of architectural decorations; September 14, 2009)|
Here are final asphalt grading, rolling and cleaning operations.
|(Asphalt rolling and cleaning; September 14, 2009)|
These photos show final cleaning-up work.
|(The cleaning-up; September 14, 2009)|
Below: this is how the backyards and roads looked when the work was finished.
Pictures 1 and 2 show newly asphalted roads in the backyards, picture 3 shows a backyard area, and picture 4 shows a pedestrian slope that leads from the main road into a backyard.
|(Renovated backyards; 1 and 2 - September 14, 2009, 3 and 4 - September 15, 2009)|
Below: renovation of the backyards along the side streets was not part of the project.
|(The backyards where no renovation work was done; September 16, 2009)|