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

Ancient Walls and Towers of Sudak Fortress

Ancient Walls and Towers of Sudak Fortress

View from hotel Romantik on the ancient walls and towers built between 1371 and 1469 by Genoese as a stronghold of Soldayya (Sudak) colony. A silver dome of the Temple with Arcade can be seen behind the fortress walls.

Photo #113 taken on August 11, 2019 during hiking tour on the peak of Sokol mountain with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky (1st day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”)

Album: Genoese Fortress in Sudak

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Sudak Fortress #Genoese Fortress #Fortress #stronghold #Sudak #Crimea #Russia #architecture #Ancient #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea

Enoteca in Old Tunnel and Sign “Vir, Est, Vis”

Enoteca in Old Tunnel and Sign “Vir, Est, Vis”

Interior of Enoteca of Novy Svet Winery, the repository of elite sparkling wines, in one of the old tunnels cut in the monolith of Koba-Kaya Mountain (Mount Orel, Eagle) at the end of 19th – beginning of 20th century. In the tunnel is hanging the yellow banner with the words Vir, Est, Vis (“It was. It is. It will be.”) from the coat of arms of Golitsyn family. Several tunnels were constructed below the sea level, so it helps to maintain permanent temperature of 8-12 degrees necessary for aging. The old tunnel cellars are in perfect condition, and most of them are used by the Novy Svet Winery even today.

Photo #278 taken on August 12, 2019 during Champaigne Factory tour in Novy Svet on the 2nd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days” with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Novy Svet Champagne Factory

Tags: #Crimea #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #Novy Svet #Novy Svet Champagne Factory #Russia #Sudak #Vir Est Vis #champagne #enoteca #sparkling wines #tours #tunnels

Wish Tree on the Slope of Mount Sokol

Wish Tree on the Slope of Mount Sokol

The big Sudak pine on the slope of Sokol Mountain (Falcon Mountain) in Novy Svet in the background of the mountain range in Sudak district. The tree is used by people who climb on the mount as an object of wishes and offerings. This type of trees in Sudak was called Stankevich pine by the name of famous Russian botanist who found and described it in 1906.

Photo #384 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #trees #Sudak Pine #Stankevich Pine #Sokol Mountain #mountains #landscapes #Novy Svet #Russia #Sudak #New World #Crimean Landscapes #nature #hiking #Mount Sokol #Crimea

Stankevich Pine Tree and Sudak Valley

Stankevich Pine Tree and Sudak Valley

Beautiful Stankevich pine tree growing on a steep slope of Sokol (Falcon) mountain in background of a valley where located Sudak city. Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906 in his honor. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which they are found.

Photo #149 taken on August 11, 2019 during hiking tour on the peak of Sokol mountain with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky (1st day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”)

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #trees #mountains #Sudak #hiking #Sokol Mountain #Crimean Landscapes #landscapes #Mount Sokol

Sunset Over Crimean Mountains

Sunset Over Crimean Mountains

Overview beautiful sunset over Crimean Mountains from the peak of Sokol (Falcon) mountain (about 470 meters from a sea level) at Novy Svet, few kilometers from Sudak, the Sothern shore of Crimean Peninsula.

Photo #208 taken on August 11, 2019 during hiking tour on the peak of Sokol mountain with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky (1st day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”)

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimean Landscapes #Sunsets #mountains #Crimean Mountains #nature #Sokol Mountain #Crimea #Novy Svet #Sudak #Russia #Mount Sokol #Kush-Kaya

View of Fortification Wall through a Window of Consular Castle

View of Fortification Wall through a Window of Consular Castle

The view from a third-story window of Consular Castle of Genoese of fortification walls stretching along a mountain on the Black Sea coast. This 14th-century castle is located in the eastern part of the citadel of Genoese Soldaia, the former name of Sudak fortress given by the Venetians in the 13th century. The fortress was ceded to Genoese control by the Venetians in 1365. The Genoese Fortress and Consular Castle in Sudak (Soldaia) in the eastern part of Crimea (Crimean Peninsula) is a splendid example of Italian architecture.

Photo #314 taken on August 27, 2015 in Sudak Fortress, Travelling around Crimea.

Album: Genoese Fortress in Sudak

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Genoese Fortress #Russia #Sudak #Sudak Fortress #Windows #walls #architecture

Ancient Stone Steps to the Upper Castle

Ancient Stone Steps to the Upper Castle

Ancient stone steps to the upper level of the Genoese fortress of Sudak consisting of Consular castle and four neighboring towers connected by walls. The fortress situated on an ancient coral reef – a conical mountain called Kyz-Kulle-Burun was built between 1371 and 1469 by Genoeses as a stronghold of Soldayya (Sudak) colony, about 55 km from ancient Caffa(Feodosiya).

Photo #255 taken on April 30, 2017

Album: Genoese Fortress in Sudak

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #fortrees #Sudak #Crimea #Russia #Ancient #architecture #stones #Steps #Genoese Fortress #Sudak Fortrees

Edge of the Karaul-Oba Mountain Range

Edge of the Karaul-Oba Mountain Range

The view on the edge of the ancient coral reef of the Jurassic period, the mount Karaul-Oba (Tatar: Qaravul Oba, Russian: Karaulnaya), from Cape Kapchik, located a few kilometers westwards from Novy Svet (New World) settlement, on the tourist path of Golitsyn. The Karaul-Oba massif with its mystic rocky ledges is the state complex natural monument. Almost from the very sea, sharp teeth of the cliffs are jutting out, that is a distinctive feature of the mountain. ‘Karaul-Oba’ means ‘Watch Mountain’ or ‘Guard Peak’ in Crimean Tatar. It is reckoned among many unique natural wonders of Sudak’s surroundings.

Photo #079 taken on May 01, 2017

Album: Golitsyn Trail in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Novy Svet #Karaul-Oba #Karaulnaya #coral reef #mountains #rocks #reefs #Sudak #Qaravul Oba #Black Sea #seascapes #landscapes

Entering the Blue Bay

Entering the Blue Bay

View of a boat with tourists entering the Blue Bay (Golubaya Buhta) in Novy Svet (New World), where located the famous Tsar beach in Suzdak district in Crimea. The sharp teeth of the cliffs of the mount Karaul-Oba (Tatar: Qaravul Oba, Russian: Karaulnaya) are in the background of the picture. This ancient 341-meter-high coral reef of the Jurassic period (341 m.) has rather a complicated specific structure: plateau-like area with rock walls, crevices, ridges, stone labyrinths are replaced by deep long saddles. The rocky ledges of Karaul-Oba massif is a State complex natural monument and reckoned among many unique natural wonders of Sudak’s surroundings.

Photo #095 taken on May 01, 2017

Album: Golitsyn Trail in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Novy Svet #Karaul-Oba #mountains #rocks #reef #Sudak #Qaravul Oba #landscapes #Blue Bay #Black Sea #seascapes #Golubaya Buhta #Golitsyn Trail