Swallow’s Nest Castle Framed by Plants

Swallow’s Nest Castle Framed by Plants

The decorative castle “Swallow Nest” rising on the Aurora Cliff framed by plants in the background of the blue waters of the Black Sea. The small, neo-Gothic decorative castle was built in Gaspra (13 km from Yalta by car) in 1911-1912 closer in style to various German Gothic castle follies, such as Lichtenstein Castle, specifically to catch visitors’ attention with its fairy tale appearance. It is the most famous landmark and symbol of Crimea.

Photo #387 taken on August 14, 2019 in Gaspra on the 4th day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days” with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural Landscapes

Tags: #architecture #Aurora cliff #Black Sea #castles #Crimea #decorative #fairytale #Framed by Plants #Gaspra #landmarks #museums #Neo-Gothic #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #symbols

Rocks of Cape Ai-Todor and the Blue Black Sea

Rocks of Cape Ai-Todor and the Blue Black Sea

View of rocks at the edge of “Limen-Burun”, the eastern spur of Cape Ai-Todor and a small rocky island called “Parus” (Sail), standing in front of it in the blue waters of the Black Sea. Limen (Liman) in Greek is a bay, a harbor cape. Here in the bay, there is a berth for pleasure boats and motor ships arriving to the famous castle “Swallow’s Nest” in Gaspra. In the photo you can see in the distance the silhouette of the famous Au-Dag Mountain (Mountain Bear), where the Gurzuf resort and the Artek International Children’s Camp are located.

Photo #382 taken on August 14, 2019 in Gaspra on the 4th day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days” with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #Ai-Todor #Parus #Summer #spur #seascapes #sea #Russia #rocks #nature #Bay #Limen-Burun #landscapes #Gaspra #Crimean Landscapes #Crimea #cape #Black Sea #water

Swallow’s Nest Castle on the Aurora Cliff

Swallow’s Nest Castle on the Aurora Cliff

View from the observation platform at Alupkinskoye highway on the decorative castle “Swallow Nest” rising on the Aurora Cliff in the background of the blue waters of the Black Sea. The small, neo-Gothic decorative castle was built in Gaspra (13 km from Yalta by car) in 1911-1912 closer in style to various German Gothic castle follies, such as Lichtenstein Castle, specifically to catch visitors’ attention with its fairy tale appearance. It is the most famous landmark and symbol of Crimea.

Photo #432 taken on August 14, 2019 in Gaspra on the 4th day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days” with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural Cultural Landscapes

Tags: #architecture #Aurora cliff #Black Sea #castles #Crimea #decorative #fairytale #Gaspra #landmarks #museums #Neo-Gothic #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #symbols

Vineyards Between Mountains under the Clouds

Vineyards Between Mountains under the Clouds

View from the motorway in the southeast of the Crimean peninsula on the mountain landscape with vegetation, trees and vineyards, blue sky with clouds on a beautiful summer sunny day. It is the place between the villages of Morskoye and Privetnoye, not far from the Black Sea coast, between the two large cities of Sudak and Alushta.

Photo #027 taken on August 19, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #blue sky #scenic #vegetation #valley #vacation #trees #Summer #Skies #scenery #Clouds #Russia #nature #mountains #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #Crimea #vineyards

Gurzuf

Gurzuf is the popular resort-town (urban-type settlement) located in 11 km East from Yalta city.

Gurzuf Bay at Sunset

Gurzuf Bay at Sunset

Overview Gurzuf bay from Snegiri Guest House at sunset in summer. In the picture: Gurzuf settlement, Gurzuf bay and Adalary twin-rocks, and Mount Au-Dag (Bear Mountain) in the background. Gurzuf is the popular resort-town (urban-type settlement) located 11 km East from Yalta city.

Photo #320 taken on August 12, 2019 during adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within One Week” with my Dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

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Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #Adalary #Gurzuf Bay #Skalny #seascapes #Russia #rocks #mountains #landscapes #Gurzuf #Adalary Rocks #Green Bay #Crimean Landscapes #Crimea #Black Sea #Bay #Au-Dag #Sunsets

Round Table of the Big Three

Round Table of the Big Three

The round table at which at 5 p.m. on February 4, 1945 met the Big Three, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill in the Great White Hall (former Parade Dining room) of the Livadia Palace. It was the first meeting of the Crimean (Yalta) conference that was held on February 4-11, 1945 between the allies of the anti-Hitler coalition, delegations of the USSR, USA and Great Britain.
The decisions adopted at the Livadia Palace at the round table of negotiations showed the possibility of fruitful cooperation between states with various social systems.

In the photo, on the left is the chair of the head of the USA, Franklin Roosevelt, on the right is the chair of the head of the USSR, Joseph Stalin, and the chair of the head of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, is located on the opposite side of the table in the center.

Currently, the round table as a museum exhibit is located in the parade lobby of the palace.

Photo #206 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Interior

Tags: #Big Three #Crimea #Crimean Conference #Great Patriotic War #Livadia Palace #Round Table #Russia #WWII #Yalta #Yalta Conference #anti-Hitler coalition #hall #lobby #palaces #tables

Cliffs and Adalary Twin Rocks in the Chekhov Bay

Cliffs and Adalary Twin Rocks in the Chekhov Bay

The relief of the rocky coast of a small bay of Anton Chekhov in Gurzuf against the background of the famous twin rocks “Adalary”. In this bay, the famous Russian writer bought a small Tatar house (saklya) in late 1899, which became the place of his creative solitude. In a letter to his brother at the beginning of 1900, Anton Pavlovich describes his purchase: “A small bay with a beautiful view, its own cliffs, swimming, fishing, etc., etc.”

The twin cliffs Adalary is a visiting card of not only Gurzuf resort, the Southern coast of Crimea, but also the whole Crimea. The rocks are located some distance from the sea in front of the Artek International Children’s Center (the former famous pioneer camp in the USSR). On one of the cliffs, there is a tricolor, the national flag of Russia.

Photo #288 taken on August 13, 2019 during the tour of Dacha Chekhova in Gurzuf with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Chekhov’s Dacha in Gurzuf

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Bay #Chekhov Bay #landscapes #seascapes #rocks #Crimea #Gurzuf #Russia #Black Sea #cliffs #Adalary #twin rocks #Adalary Rocks #relief #rocky #coast #Chekhov’s Dacha