Rocks of Cape Ai-Todor and the Blue Black Sea

Rocks of Cape Ai-Todor and the Blue Black Sea

View of rocks at the edge of “Limen-Burun”, the eastern spur of Cape Ai-Todor and a small rocky island called “Parus” (Sail), standing in front of it in the blue waters of the Black Sea. Limen (Liman) in Greek is a bay, a harbor cape. Here in the bay, there is a berth for pleasure boats and motor ships arriving to the famous castle “Swallow’s Nest” in Gaspra. In the photo you can see in the distance the silhouette of the famous Au-Dag Mountain (Mountain Bear), where the Gurzuf resort and the Artek International Children’s Camp are located.

Photo #382 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: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #Ai-Todor #Parus #Summer #spur #seascapes #sea #Russia #rocks #nature #Bay #Limen-Burun #landscapes #Gaspra #Crimean Landscapes #Crimea #cape #Black Sea #water

Vineyards Between Mountains under the Clouds

Vineyards Between Mountains under the Clouds

View from the motorway in the southeast of the Crimean peninsula on the mountain landscape with vegetation, trees and vineyards, blue sky with clouds on a beautiful summer sunny day. It is the place between the villages of Morskoye and Privetnoye, not far from the Black Sea coast, between the two large cities of Sudak and Alushta.

Photo #027 taken on August 19, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #blue sky #scenic #vegetation #valley #vacation #trees #Summer #Skies #scenery #Clouds #Russia #nature #mountains #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #Crimea #vineyards

Italian Courtyard with Palms

Italian Courtyard with Palms

View of Italian Courtyard with palms and fountain for walk and relation in Livadia Palace, the summer residence of Romanov family outskirts of Yalta, Crimea. Such patios for walks and relaxation were characteristic of Italian Renaissance architecture. It was created by the talent architect N.P. Krasnov in 1909-1911 and still attracts travelers from all over the world.
On February 9, 1945, the participants of the Crimean Conference took pictures in the center of the Italian courtyard. Here was made one of the most famous photographs of the “Big Three” – I.V. Stalin, F. Roosevelt and W. Churchill.

Photo #148 taken on August 14, 2019 during visiting Livadia Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 4th day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within Six Days”.

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Crimean Conference #Fountain #Italian Courtyard #Livadia #Livadia Palace #Palms #Renaissance #Russia #Summer #Yalta #architecture #palaces #patio #summer residence