I have never seen such big „things“

I have never seen such big „things“. These are the rainwater downpipes in Saint Petersburg. A gutter directs the rainwater draining from the roof via this downpipe not into the sewer, but directly and uninhibited on the sidewalks. Today, it was raining cats and dogs! It literally was not only pouring rain from above, but also directly through these downpipes on the shoes of the pedestrians. On a rainy day like this, it takes a lot of skill to avoid these “torrents” from the downpipes in order not to step in a puddle of water within a very short time! These „things“ have more or less the same diameter and are certainly three times the size of those known to me. Everything (streets, buildings, etc.) here in Russia and Saint Petersburg in particular is a few numbers larger than in Switzerland 🙂 including the downpipes for the rainwater.

Downpipes in St. Petersburg

Downpipes in St. Petersburg

Solch grosse „Dinger“ habe ich noch nie gesehen. Es sind die Regenwasser Fallrohre in Sankt Petersburg. Eine Dachrinne leitet das vom Dach ablaufende Regenwasser über diese Fallrohre ab und zwar nicht in die Kanalisation, sondern direkt und ungehemmt auf die Gehsteige. Heute hat es ganz besonders stark geregnet; es goss nicht nur sprichwörtlich von oben aus allen Rohren, sondern ganz real auch unten auf Schuhe der Fussgänger. Es braucht an einem regnerischen Tag wie diesem einiges Geschick den „Sturzbächen“ aus den Fallrohren zu entgehen um sich nicht innert kürzester Zeit mit den Füssen in einer Wasserpfütze zu finden. Diese „Dinger“ gleichen sich mehr oder weniger in der Grösse und sind sicher dreimal so gross wie die mir bekannten. Alles (Strassen, Gebäude usw.) hier in Russland und im speziellen in Sankt Petersburg ist ein paar Nummern größer als bei uns in der Schweiz 🙂 einschliesslich der Fallrohre für das Regenwasser.

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6 thoughts on “I have never seen such big „things“

  1. Saint Petersburg, Russia, was build on a swamp at the caprice of Peter the Great. If the water discharged into the ground it would have nowhere to go, backup in the pipe and overflow from the roof, drenching visitors from above.

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  2. those are big drainpipes! seems one must have good shoes
    to pass by on rainy days 🙂

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  3. wow would have needed a crane to lift these big things
    Regards Ian King

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