Round Table of the Big Three

Round Table of the Big Three

The round table at which at 5 p.m. on February 4, 1945 met the Big Three, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill in the Great White Hall (former Parade Dining room) of the Livadia Palace. It was the first meeting of the Crimean (Yalta) conference that was held on February 4-11, 1945 between the allies of the anti-Hitler coalition, delegations of the USSR, USA and Great Britain.
The decisions adopted at the Livadia Palace at the round table of negotiations showed the possibility of fruitful cooperation between states with various social systems.

In the photo, on the left is the chair of the head of the USA, Franklin Roosevelt, on the right is the chair of the head of the USSR, Joseph Stalin, and the chair of the head of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, is located on the opposite side of the table in the center.

Currently, the round table as a museum exhibit is located in the parade lobby of the palace.

Photo #206 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Interior

Tags: #Big Three #Crimea #Crimean Conference #Great Patriotic War #Livadia Palace #Round Table #Russia #WWII #Yalta #Yalta Conference #anti-Hitler coalition #hall #lobby #palaces #tables

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

Under the Bedroom Chandelier in Livadia Palace

Under the Bedroom Chandelier in Livadia Palace

Direct bottom view of the light and airy crystal chandelier hanging on the ceiling of the Bedroom of Their Imperial Majesties in Livadia Palace.
Work on the decoration of the bedroom was performed by the Moscow furniture factory of K.V. Siebrecht.

Photo #203 taken on August 14, 2019 during tour of Livadia Palace and Park with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 4th day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Livadia Palace and Park

Categories: Interior

Tags: #Under Chandelier #chandeliers #light #crystal #ceiling #bedroom #Livadia Palace #Interiors #Livadia #Yalta #Crimea #Russia #decorations

Yellow Cable Car Cabin Moving Down From Ai-Petri Station

Yellow Cable Car Cabin Moving Down From Ai-Petri Station

Large yellow cable car cabin moving down from a station at the top of Ai-Petri (St. Peter) Mountain. Buildings at the edge of Yalta city are visible don’t the mountain (1200 meters above sea level) in the background of the picture.

Photo #038 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #mountains #rocks #peak #Yalta #resorts #Ai-Petri #station #cable car #Crimea #Russia #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #cabins #yellow cabin #transportation #attractions

Panorama of Yalta Bay from Silver Arbor

Panorama of Yalta Bay from Silver Arbor

Overview Yalta Bay, Yalta city and its surroundings on the shore of Black Sea from Silver Arbor, the amazing observation spot located on the way to the peak of Mount Ai-Petri. Below the arbor is a waterfall Uchan-Su and magnificent centuries-old pine forest at the foot of the hill Pendikyul. The locks of love left by just married couples on the small fence protecting this observation deck. The Silver Arbor is an ecological and educational object located the Pendikul mountain at the height of 848 meters above sea level. The arbor was established in 1894 in honor of builders of the road Yalta – Ai-Petri – Bakhchisarai.

Photo #035 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Yalta #Yalta Bay #Ai-Petri #Silver Arbor #Pendikul Mountain #Crimea #Russia #framed by trees #mountains #Black Sea #Pendikul #landscapes

Yellow Car On Aerial Cableway of Ai-Petri Mountain

Yellow Car On Aerial Cableway of Ai-Petri Mountain

View from the highest point of Ai-Petri mountain, the peak in the Crimean Mountains with the famous figured teeth, on the aerial cableway with a cute yellow car on the way down from the plateau (height about 1200 meters). The bay of Yalta city located on the site of an ancient Greek colony is in the background of the picture.

Photo #209 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Ai-Petri #mountains #cable car #Aerial Cableway #Yalta Bay

Flying Over Figured Teeth at the Top of Ai-Petri Mount

Flying Over Figured Teeth at the Top of Ai-Petri Mount

View of a bird flying over the famous figured teeth at the peak the highest point of Ai-Petri mountain, the peak in the Crimean Mountains. The teeth of Ai-Petri consist of four large (60-80 m high) and a number of small ridges on the crest formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones at 1200 meters above sea level. Beautiful relict pine trees can be seen on the top and between the ridges that growing all around in the Crimean mountains.

Photo #193 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Ai-Petri #mountains #rocks #figured teeth #ridges #peak #Pine Trees

Silver Arbor on Pendikul Mountain Framed by Trees

Silver Arbor on Pendikul Mountain Framed by Trees

The Silver Arbor framed by trees on the way from Yalta to the top of Ai-Petri mountain by car. It is an ecological and educational object located the Pendikul mountain at the height of 848 meters above sea level. The arbor was established in 1894 in honor of builders of the road Yalta – Ai-Petri – Bakhchisarai.

In the winter the arbor becomes covered with light hoarfrost, creating an illusion of transfusion in the sunshine a thin layer of silver. From this, the name “Silver Arbor” appeared. From a rotunda of the arbor opens the scenic views on the Yalta amphitheater, Nikitskaya Yayla, Mount Au-Dag, the oak and juniper woods of the cape Martyan and the amazing coast of the Black Sea.

Photo #032 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Ai-Petri #Yalta #Silver Arbor #arbor #architecture #Pendikul Mountain #mountains #Crimea #Russia #framed by trees #mountain road

On the Way to the Peak of Ai-Petri Mountain

On the Way to the Peak of Ai-Petri Mountain

Crimean landscape with the view of a waving road in the South-West of the plateau leading to the highest point of Ai-Petri, the peak in the Crimean Mountains with the famous figured teeth. The teeth of Ai-Petri consist of four large (60-80 m high) and a number of small ridges on the crest formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones at 1200 meters above sea level. Ai-Petri is one of the windiest places in Crimea. The wind blows for 125 days a year, reaching a speed of 50 m/s (110 mph).

Photo #061 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Yalta #Ai-Petri #mountains #road #plateau

Livadia Palace 1911-2019

Livadia Palace 1911-2019

The sign in Russian “Livadiysky Dvorets 1911-2019” (Eng: Livadia Palace 1911-2019) made from snow-white pebbles in amazing park with palms in front of the former summer residence of the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II Romanov, in Crimea. The palace was built outskirts of Yalta city in 1911 by the project of Russian architect Nikolay Krasnov.

Photo #036 taken on August 14, 2019 during the tour of Livadia Palace and Park 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: #pebble stones #pebbles #signs #landscaping #Crimea #Livadia #Livadia Palace #Russia #Yalta #architecture #summer residence #palaces #Parks #Livadia Park