Devichye Lake in the Mountains at the Village of Khoja-Sale

Devichye Lake in the Mountains at the Village of Khoja-Sale

Amazing, picturesque mountain landscape of the central part of Crimea at Lake Devichye (Eng: Maiden; locals call it Lake Mangup) with a view of the village of Khoja-Sale located at the foot of Mangup Mountain. The ruins of Mangup-Kale, an ancient cave city, have been preserved not far from this place. The Devichye (Maiden) at the foot of Mount Mangup, surrounded by sheer cliffs, is very young. It was created by man 40 years ago. Mangup lake was formed thanks to the purposeful construction work that was carried out here in 1982-1984. The excavated pit was gradually filled with water coming from the springs that opened during excavation. So there was a reservoir, which began to exist independently and turned into a real natural object.

Photo #123 taken on August 17, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #lakes #Devichye Lake #Mangup Lake #mountains #Mangup-Kale #Crimea #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #nature #water #Khoja-Sale #Mangup #Russia

Gurzuf Bay Framed by Trees

Gurzuf Bay Framed by Trees

View of Gurzuf bay framed by trees from an observation deck at the top of a hill on Gurzufskoye highway. The edge of Mount Au-Dag (Bear Mountain), twin-rocks Adalary, Skalny (Rocky) Hotel on the Genoese Rock with a peer of Chekhov’s Dacha at the bottom, old and modern buildings of Gurzuf you can see on this picture. Gurzuf is the popular resort-town (urban-type settlement) located in 11 km East from Yalta city.

Photo #021 taken on August 19, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimean Landscapes #Gurzuf #Bay #Gurzuf Bay #Adalary #Skalny #rocks #Au-Dag #mountains #landscapes #seascapes #Crimea #Russia #Skalny Hotel #framed by trees

At the Bath of Youth Kara-gol with a Small Waterfall

At the Bath of Youth Kara-gol with a Small Waterfall

A small waterfall in the Grand Canyon filling the deep natural bath Kara-gol formed by Auzun-Uzen river (stream). The river flows at the bottom of the Canyon with multitude of blocks and boulders, forms over hundred of 2-3 meter deep erosive cauldrons and gullies that look like porcelain sinks. These are so called baths. Kara-gol is the largest natural font, located on the road from Yalta to the peak of Ai-Petri. Even in extreme heat, the water temperature in the font nicknamed “Bath of Youth” does not exceed 11-12 degrees. Kara-gol has an average diameter of about 5 meters, or rather, the bath is almost rectangular, 3 by 6 meters and a depth of 6 meters. From a ledge, 3 meters high, jets of a very pretty waterfall flow into it. The parameters of the “bath” completely allow those who wish to dive from a towering stone ledge without fear of injury. But the waterfall is just the appearance of filling the font. In fact, water enters the small mountain lake from a spring that does not dry during the hottest time, and is 150 meters higher from the ground.

Photo #693 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Big Canyon #mountains #rivers #Kara-gol #font #lakes #waterfalls #nature #mountain lake #natural baths #Bath of Youth #Ai-Petri #Spring #Auzun-Uzen #water #Crimea #Russia

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

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Coast of Black Sea

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Coast of Black Sea

Beautiful landscape at the peak of Mount Ai-Petri (St. Peter) with the view of the Figured Teeth, the 60-80 m high ridges formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones, and the coast of Black sea where located resort settlements Koreiz (down at the left) and Alupka (down at the right).

Vorontsov Palace and Park, one of the oldest and largest palaces in Crimea, situated in Alupka, at the foot of Ai-Petri Mountain.

Photo #070 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #mountains #rocks #figured teeth #crest #ridges #peak #Black Sea #Koreiz #Alupka #resorts #settlements #Ai-Petri #Crimea #Russia #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #coast #seashore

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