We are planning to go to a cave monastery tomorrow, so decided to stay overnight in nearby Udabno. This was new settlement built by the government in the mid-80s. Most of the houses were constructed of huge pre-cast concrete panels and many are now sitting empty or used as barns. The Soviets loved their concrete; concrete houses, concrete panel fences, concrete apartment buildings.
We stayed at the Oasis Club, a restaurant/hostel/cabins place operated by a Polish couple, complete with free range dogs, cats, pigs, cows, horses, donkeys, etc. The free range part applies to the entire town. I don't know how anyone figures out which animals belong to whom. Except for the cows - they wandered in from the fields and seemed to know which yard was theirs.
On the road to Udabno
Our rental car
A typical street in Udabno
A couple pigs sheltered under an old tractor
The "cottages" where we stayed
Sitting on our patio 'til the cows come home
Outside of town