Oily Rocks the city above the Caspian sea commissioned by Joseph Stalin in the 1940′s. This Dystopian landscape connects tower blocks, factories and a cultural palace through a sprawling network of dilapidated roads which were once supported by it’s sunken ship foundations.
Imagine: 2,000 oil rigs, 300 kilometres of bridges, rusty old Soviet trucks rolling back and forth, nine-storey building blocks, thousands of oil workers, a cultural palace, a lemonade factory, a green park…
Sixty years on, the Oily Rocks still stand. But two-thirds of the infrastructure has been regained by the sea. A kind of Oil Atlantis, only real.
Here’s a look at a movie made about Oily Rocks. The first western filmcrew ever to receive access on “Oil Rocks” – the largest oil-platform in the world – a vast city above the sea, built by Stalin in 1949 and still operational!
Here’s a link to National Geografhic Italia’s video on Oil Rocks