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

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Coast of Black Sea

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Coast of Black Sea

Beautiful landscape at the peak of Mount Ai-Petri (St. Peter) with the view of the Figured Teeth, the 60-80 m high ridges formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones, and the coast of Black sea where located resort settlements Koreiz (down at the left) and Alupka (down at the right).

Vorontsov Palace and Park, one of the oldest and largest palaces in Crimea, situated in Alupka, at the foot of Ai-Petri Mountain.

Photo #070 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #mountains #rocks #figured teeth #crest #ridges #peak #Black Sea #Koreiz #Alupka #resorts #settlements #Ai-Petri #Crimea #Russia #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #coast #seashore

Panorama of Yalta Bay from Silver Arbor

Panorama of Yalta Bay from Silver Arbor

Overview Yalta Bay, Yalta city and its surroundings on the shore of Black Sea from Silver Arbor, the amazing observation spot located on the way to the peak of Mount Ai-Petri. Below the arbor is a waterfall Uchan-Su and magnificent centuries-old pine forest at the foot of the hill Pendikyul. The locks of love left by just married couples on the small fence protecting this observation deck. The Silver Arbor is an ecological and educational object located the Pendikul mountain at the height of 848 meters above sea level. The arbor was established in 1894 in honor of builders of the road Yalta – Ai-Petri – Bakhchisarai.

Photo #035 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Yalta #Yalta Bay #Ai-Petri #Silver Arbor #Pendikul Mountain #Crimea #Russia #framed by trees #mountains #Black Sea #Pendikul #landscapes

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Resort Settlements

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Resort Settlements

View from the observation area at the peak of Mount Ai-Petri on the Figured Teeth, the 60-80 m high ridges formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones, in the background of resort settlements Koreiz and Gaspra (far away) at 1200 meters above sea level. In a summer season, a rickety suspension bridge is set to the rock with a cross with the sign “Bless and Save”.

Photo #148 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #crosses #mountains #rocks #figured teeth #crest #ridges #peak #Black Sea #Koreiz #Gaspra #resorts #settlements #Ai-Petri #Crimea #Russia #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea

Fairytale Swallow’s Nest Castle and the Black Sea in Early Morning

Fairytale Swallow’s Nest Castle and the Black Sea in Early Morning

Amazing view from a parking area at Alupkinskoye highway on the decorative castle “Swallow Nest” rising on the Aurora Cliff above the blue waters of the Black Sea in early summer morning. 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 #005 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

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