Dynamo Physical Training House/Dynamo Sports Complex

Evgeny Kurskov /TASS

In the early 1930s in Sverdlovsk Dynamo sports community appeared. When the issue of creating a sports base was raised, the youth union, which was supported by the local authorities, proposed a place near the city pond, where were located the mansion buildings and a picturesque garden.

If you have a look at the white and blue building from the side of the pond, you can take it by mistake for a real ship. The centre of the facade with vertical overhanging elements resembles a keel, the side balconies resembles a rescue boat, the round windows look as portholes, while a sightseeing platform takes the role of a deck bridge.