Near the little village Vladimirskoe in northern Russia, there is located the mysterious lake „Svetloyar“ which is connected with the famous folklore and most known legend in Russia, the invisible city of Kitezh. In the legend, the city of Kitezh resisted a Mongolian-Tatar invasion by submerging itself in Svetloyar lake in the 12 century to keep treasures from the enemy. This legend gave birth to numerous incredible rumors, which have survived to this day. It is said that only those who are pure in their heart and soul will find their way to Kitezh.
People who visit the lake sometimes tell of listening bells from the invisible city or see lights from the lake coming up where the city get‘s mirrored. The lake is also known as little russ. atlantis and is one of the famous Legends in Russia. The series follow to the mystic experience and imagination of the people who are visiting the lake and reconstruct the visions connects with the lake and its expectations.
Published: Camera Austria Magazine