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.

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Categories: Architectural Landscapes

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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.

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Categories: Architectural Cultural Landscapes

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

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.

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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

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Categories: Architectural

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

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

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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

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Categories: Architectural

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

Fairytale Swallow’s Nest Castle and Yalta Bay in Twilight

Fairytale Swallow's Nest Castle and Yalta Bay in Twilight

Beautiful view from a top of Aurora Cliff of Ai-Todor Cape in Gaspra on the Neo-Gothic castle situated on the steep 40-metre (130 ft) high rock in background of Black Sea and illuminated Yalta Bay in evening twilight. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood in Neo-Gothic style between 1911 and 1912. It became one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea and the symbol of Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #728 taken on May 02, 2017

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Categories: Architectural

Tags: #rock #Aurora cliff #Garpra #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #landmarks #Castle #buildings #architecture #Neo-Gothic #Crimea #Russia #Crimean #symbol #emblem #twilight #night photography #Yalta #Great Yalta #beautiful #attraction #Black Sea #Yalta Bay #seascapes

Swallow’s Nest Castle on Aurora cliff in Twilight

Swallow's Nest Castle on Aurora cliff in Twilight

Decorative castle Swallow’s Nest (Lastochkino Gnezdo) castle on a rock over the Black Sea in spring twilight. The small castle resembling a medieval knight’s castle situated on the steep 40-metre (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff of Ai-Todor Cape in Gaspra near Great Yalta. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood in Neo-Gothic style between 1911 and 1912. It became one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea and the symbol of Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #731 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Aurora cliff #Black Sea #Castle #Crimea #Crimean #Garpra #Great Yalta #landmarks #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #twilight #Yalta #architecture #attraction #beautiful #buildings #emblem #night photography #rock #symbol