Etkaterinin Spring: How The Rich Spent Their Time.

Ekaterinin Spring. Borzhom

This picture was taken in 1905 by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. He used a special coloring technique to take detailed pictures of the early 20th century Russian Empire. This current picture depicts a type of vacation area for the upper class Russian elite in Georgia. The spring is in the Borjomi gorge which is the south central part of Georgia. This spring came under Russian control in the 1820s and since it has been part of the empire it became an extremely popular vacation destinations for the rich. This photograph depicts a handful of Russian noble women enjoying there stay at the spring while a military officer is escorting them. This in a way captures how different the majority of Russians lived from the elite. These select women are enjoying a life of luxury wearing fancy dresses at a spring while the majority of the Russian Empire at the time is starving to death and dealing with a famine. T

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