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

Magnificent Interior of the Home Church of Romanovs in Livadia

Magnificent Interior of the Home Church of Romanovs in Livadia

Interior view from the entrance of the Christian Orthodox Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Livadia with bright blue and red colors of the paintings on its vaults and attractively carved marble iconostasis with icons decorated with fresh flowers in the spring season. The church was constructed in 1864-66 by the project of Russian architect Ippolit Monighetti and connected with Livadia Palace, the former residence of Russian Tsars. It became a home church of Romanov family.

Photo #104 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Cultural Interior

Tags: #Church Interior #Crimea #Holy Cross Church #Livadia #Romanov’s Church #Russia #cathedrals #churches #home church #religion

Old Muselet Machine

Old Muselet Machine

19th century muselet (or muzzler) machine to put wire cage on a bottle of champagne on display in the house-museum of the famous Russian winemaker, Lev Golitsyn, in Novy Svet.

Photo #240 taken on August 12, 2019 on the 2nd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”) with my Dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Golitsyn’s House-Museum in Novy Svet

Categories: Cultural

Tags: #muselet #machine #winery #Novy Svet #Lev Golitsyn #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #Russia #Crimea #Golitsyn’s House-Museum #muzzler #champagne bottle

Worktable, Books, Pictures and Portrait of Lev Golitsyn

Worktable, Books, Pictures and Portrait of Lev Golitsyn

Old wooden worktable, shelf with books, family pictures and the portrait of Lev Golitsyn hanging on the wall, in the living room of the house-museum of the famous Russian winemaker in Novy Svet.

Photo #232 taken on August 12, 2019 on the 2nd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”) with my Dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Golitsyn’s House-Museum in Novy Svet

Categories: Cultural

Tags: #Crimea #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #estate #Golitsyn Estate #Golitsyn’s House-Museum #Interiors #Lev Golitsyn #Novy Svet #Russia #books #cabinet #furniture #house-museum #museums #pictures #portrait #winemaker #work table

Chekhov’s Work Cabinet in Gurzuf Dacha

Chekhov’s Work Cabinet in Gurzuf Dacha

Interior of work cabinet of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in his summer residence in Gurzuf. Here, in a very small secluded house at the beautiful South Coast of Crimea near Yalta city, he created his masterpieces “Three Sisters” and “ Cherry Orchard”. Bronze chandelier, wooden cabinet, table and chairs, and over items of the interior of the room are the real objects preserved in the house-museum “Dacha Chekhova”.

Photo #060 taken on September 10, 2013

Album: Chekhov’s Dacha in Gurzuf

Categories: Cultural

Tags: #Anton Chekhov #Chekhov’s Dacha #Crimea #Dacha Chekova #Gurzuf #houses #Interiors #Russia #cabinet #chandelier #work cabinet #work table