Ussuri Bay is near Vladivostok in Russia and is the site of a former glass and ceramics dump. Decades ago it was used as a dumping ground for all kinds of bottles from a local porcelain factory. Its waters were polluted and the beach was dangerous due to the tonnes of jagged shards of glass. Local authorities had no option but to ban all access to it, and it was left abandoned.
Over the years, the action of the sea has eroded and shaped the glass, making beautiful smooth and shiny pebbles. This gives the bay a new and wonderful appearance. Mother nature once again fixing human error.
Today, the beach is a protected site and is accessible to tourists once again. It is a magnificent stretch of land, illuminated by thousands of coloured lights, surrounded by towering cliffs that overlook a crystal-clear sea.
Treasure comes in all forms…..