Where The Wild Things are...

"Peace-loving monsters lazily slumbering on their ridiculously long legs" - a friend of mine, an architect, so described these astounding metal constructions that dot the Kyrgyz landscape. 

These remnants of the Soviet collective economy can easily appear to be monsters from another dimension. But these ‘monsters’ once had a purpose. They were called upon to help the collective farms in the primary thrashing, cleaning and sorting of crops. 

Some of them are still in business, while others have become a home for birds, feeding on grains of wheat and corn in the nearby fields.

You will find many of these shattered structures along the roads of northern Kyrgyzstan. The most prominent ones are along the northern shore of Issyk Kul. There two monsters peacefully rest in the outskirts of Ananyevo and Tyup villages.