Go to the bath
Original taken from I go to the bath!
Bath has always occupied a significant place in the everyday culture of the Russian people. And even in Soviet times, having lost many "architectural excesses", the bath remained an important part of the working people's life culture. There is no doubt that the low standard of living and the lack of communal amenities among a large part of the population in the Soviet Union contributed to this. And only a small stratum of urban aesthetes kept and augmented the traditions of the Russian bath (recall the “Irony of Fate” by Ryazanov)
It is curious that in pre-revolutionary Russia, the baths continued the Sybarite traditions of ancient Rome, whereas in the modern history the sauna of the Finnish type practically ousted the culture of the traditional bath from the minds of people. In addition, the very concept of "bath" has acquired a steady sexual overtones.
And thanks to today's alternatively gifted deputies, it has become very, very difficult to look at photographs of bath interiors without thinking about sodomy ...
Interior view of the waiting room with flowers and soft furnishings.
Interior view of the changing cabins.
General view of the locker room in front of the individual cabins of the Egorov Bath (Cossack Lane, 11)
The doorman in the lobby of the bath Egorov
Waiting room with bamboo furniture, finished in pseudo-Chinese style.
Room with attendants.
Washing visitors bath attendants in the soap bath Egorova
Swimming pool in Egorov Bath
Bathhouse attendants wash visitors in the soap.
Bath and shower bath installation
Pupils of the swimming school in the dressing room near the stove; in the center in a long robe - L.А.Romanchenko.
A group of swimmers after the end of training in the swimming pool.