This is what -53 looks like and 300,000 people actually live here.

Yakutsk, Russia, apparently.

Don’t breathe the air!

Houses are covered in ice…

Need to go? Sorry, bathrooms are outside!

Laundry? Also outside!

Going somewhere?

This is what driving looks like…

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Need some groceries?

Yes, there’s a store. One.

There’s animals, too!

So cold that spit freezes

The place just looks desolate…it’s not!

By comparison, it’s positively balmy where I am.

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Where I am — which is not Yakutsk! We have bathrooms indoors! Yayyy.

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