Impressive description of the Russian baths in the «Carpenter's stories» Vasily Belov.
«In the bath was already bitter heat. Kamenka blazed a powerful heat... Coals gold, red, ïîòóõàÿ, and fly cant ñëåçèëñÿ âûòîïëåííîé resin...».
But here's the pipe is closed. Together with the author we admire the faint glimmer of coal, ïîäåðíóòûõ ash-grey hair.
«Probably, " writes Vasily Belov, " there is nothing better in the world of cool dressing room, where the smell of scorched pine and bitter stagnant heat. Summer, green, still hot, dry, but full of smells June birch broom. Earth, îòòàÿâøåé under the floor of the Kamenka river. Some native antiquity. Melting snow cold...»
With a thin knowledge of the author describes the Russian lavatory «Odyssey». First off our shoes, slightly warm. Then on the shelves in a dry, light and smooth fever, shivering from the subcutaneous cold. First test - pitcher of water in the heater. «Boulders responded short and powerful noise... stove roared, dry, intolerable heat of the gently burning up the skin. I scalded broom, desperately climbed to the top of the shelves and suddenly turned to Greek: all in the world ïåðåêóâûðíóëîñü, and all of the acquired another, more widely, the value of».
On the Vltava river
About this «ban» the Renaissance in Europe you get a live performance, after reading a fascinating novel Ëþäî Çóáåêà «Dr. Åñåíèóñ». It provides pictures of the Czech Republic the beginning of the XVII century. Among his heroes outstanding scientists - astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, a wonderful doctor Yang Åñåíèóñ.
On pages of the novel we find a description of the Royal bath in Prague on the Vltava river, near the Stone bridge. Here are some interesting fragments of the novel, giving representation about the baths.