Old Soviet Car on a Curve of South Coast Highway, Yalta

Old Soviet Car on a Curve of South Coast Highway, Yalta

The old Russian Moskvich (Izh) 412 car with old Soviet license plate with “KR” letters (related to Krym (Rus), Crimea (Eng)) on a curve of the South Coast Highway near Blue Bay (Goluboy Zaliv), Yalta region, on the way from Alupka to Foros, the most southern of the Crimean settlements.

Photo #098 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Cars #Crimea #Crimean Landscapes #Izh-412 #Moskvich #Moskvich-412 #Russia #South Coast Highway #Soviet Cars #Yalta

Devichye Lake in the Mountains at the Village of Khoja-Sale

Devichye Lake in the Mountains at the Village of Khoja-Sale

Amazing, picturesque mountain landscape of the central part of Crimea at Lake Devichye (Eng: Maiden; locals call it Lake Mangup) with a view of the village of Khoja-Sale located at the foot of Mangup Mountain. The ruins of Mangup-Kale, an ancient cave city, have been preserved not far from this place. The Devichye (Maiden) at the foot of Mount Mangup, surrounded by sheer cliffs, is very young. It was created by man 40 years ago. Mangup lake was formed thanks to the purposeful construction work that was carried out here in 1982-1984. The excavated pit was gradually filled with water coming from the springs that opened during excavation. So there was a reservoir, which began to exist independently and turned into a real natural object.

Photo #123 taken on August 17, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #lakes #Devichye Lake #Mangup Lake #mountains #Mangup-Kale #Crimea #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #nature #water #Khoja-Sale #Mangup #Russia

Gurzuf Bay Framed by Trees

Gurzuf Bay Framed by Trees

View of Gurzuf bay framed by trees from an observation deck at the top of a hill on Gurzufskoye highway. The edge of Mount Au-Dag (Bear Mountain), twin-rocks Adalary, Skalny (Rocky) Hotel on the Genoese Rock with a peer of Chekhov’s Dacha at the bottom, old and modern buildings of Gurzuf you can see on this picture. Gurzuf is the popular resort-town (urban-type settlement) located in 11 km East from Yalta city.

Photo #021 taken on August 19, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimean Landscapes #Gurzuf #Bay #Gurzuf Bay #Adalary #Skalny #rocks #Au-Dag #mountains #landscapes #seascapes #Crimea #Russia #Skalny Hotel #framed by trees

19th-century Russian Naval Cannon on Stone

19th-century Russian Naval Cannon on Stone

Old cast-iron 19th-century Russian naval cannon in the background of fortifications on the Fortress Mount Dzhenevez-Kaya (Crimean Tat. Cenevez Qaya). It is the gun from a sunken Russian frigate, which was shot down by two English battleships in 1854 during the Crimean War. The naval cannon was installed on the grounds of the Genoese fortress in Sudak on the site of the ruined “Cyril barracks” built by order of Prince Grigory Potemkin.

Photo #016 taken on August 11, 2019 during tour of Sudak Fortress with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 1st day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Genoese Fortress in Sudak

Tags: #Ancient #Crimea #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #Dzhenevez-Kaya #Fortifications #Fortress Mount #Genoese Fortress #Russia #Sudak #Sudak Fortress #architecture #cannons #Fortress #guns #naval cannon #weaponry