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

Sailing in the Sea – Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest”

Sailing in the Sea - Neo-Gothic castle "Swallow's Nest"

The view details of the architecture of a neo-gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) in Gaspra from a back side. It looks like the decorative castle is sailing to the Black sea.

Swallow’s Nest is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed on a rock by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned from the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #032 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castels #Black Sea #architecture

Neo-Gothic Castle “Swallow’s Nest” – The symbol of the south coast of Crimea

Neo-Gothic Castle "Swallow's Nest" - The symbol of the south coast of Crimea

The decorative Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned from the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #055 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Yalta

Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” on Aurora Cliff

Neo-Gothic castle "Swallow's Nest" on Aurora Cliff

The decorative Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned from the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #058 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castels #Black Sea

Swallow’s Nest – The Symbol of the South Coast of Crimea

Swallow's Nest - The Symbol of the South Coast of Crimea

View from the top of Aurora Cape on the Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: “Lastochkino Gnezdo”) under a blue sky with fluffy white clouds in the background of the water of the Black Sea and the bay of Yalta city in Autumn season. The castle is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline. It was constructed by the design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on the money of Baron von Steingel.

Photo #068 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #architecture #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castles #Black Sea #Yalta #Discover Crimea #Crimea Tours #Autumn #Aurora Cape #rocks

The Swallow’s Nest Castle on a Rock at Twilight

The Swallow's Nest Castle on a Rock at Twilight

Angle view of the decorative Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) at twilight. It is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located in Gaspra, between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned by the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as a museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #714 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castels #Black Sea #twilight