Hotel number 2 complete overhaul, 2008 - 2009

Events, facts, documents and evidence: The tourist center of the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is situated near the village of Kamenyuki, in the southern part of the protected forest. There are a few hotels there. Three of them are located at the tourist center and one (number 2) is in the village of Kamenyuki. It was built in the 1990-s.

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(Hotel number 2 in the village of Kamenyuki; June 13, 2004)

At first it was principally used for serving tourists and in part as the temporary habitation for employees of the national park. By 2005 it was completely occupied by temporary workers and specialists who replaced the local staff. The hotel gradually lost its good external and internal view and there was a need to overhaul it thoroughly, although there was no finances to do this.

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(Hotel number 2 in need of repair; August 10, 2008)

The plan of preparations for the 600th anniversary of Belovezhskaya Pushcha's nature protection provided for an overhaul of hotels. It started for the hotel number 2 at the end of 2008.

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(An information board; March 26, 2009)
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(A fence around the hotel; 1 November 08, 2008; 2 December 02, 2008)

These photo show works on walls' warmth-keeping by special materials.

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(Walls' warmth-keeping; March 26, 2009)

In late March of 2009 the builders have begun to erect the framework for a new pitched roof.

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(Erecting a pitched roof; April 3, 2009)

By mid summer the roof was complete and was covered with the metal, and the walls were coated.

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(The complete roof and faced walls of the hotel; 1 and 2 July 02, 2009, 3 August 06, 2009)

By the end of summer the builders completed repair works outside and inside the hotel and began to landscape and develop the area around the hotel.

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(Paving the footway with tiles; August 21, 2009)

The shots below show the facade of the hotel and repair works by late summer to early autumn of 2009.

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(The facade of the hotel and repair works; 1, 2 and 3 August 29, 2009, 4 September 03, 2009)
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(The facade of the hotel and repair works; September 15, 2009)
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(Installation of electrical lanterns; September 16, 2009)

The shots below show the facade of the hotel after basic works were complete.

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(The facade of the hotel; September 18, 2009)
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(The facade of the hotel; 1, 2 and 3 - September 28, 2009, 4 October 02, 2009)
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(The facade of the hotel; November 14, 2009)