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.

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural Landscapes

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

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.

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

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.

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

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

Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty (Angle View)

Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty (Angle View)

Angle view of the interior of the Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty in Massandra Palace made by the tradition of classicism. Molded elements with gilding are successfully implemented in the strict ceiling design (master M. A. Zhilkin). The useful area of the cabinet was increased due to a niche at the northern facade of the palace. Niche, doors, panels are made of walnut, in harmony with the fireplace, lined with gray marble (at the right). Items of furniture and arts and crafts are typical for palace interiors at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries.

A sculpture of the horse of the German master Slodenbek (Berlin, beginning of the XX century) is placed on a round table with a carved table stand (the work of Russian masters of the late XIX century) in the middle of the cabinet. Armchairs around the table by Russian masters of the first third of the 19th century in the Empire style are ornamented with gilded woodcarvings in the form of laurel wreaths, garlands, stylized military armor. In the depths of the niche is a marble bust of Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881), the sovereign reformer, made by an unknown sculptor in the early 60s of XIX century.

Photo #084 taken on August 13, 2019 during visiting Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty #Crimea #Interiors #Massandra Palace #Russia #Yalta #furniture #museums #portraits #sculptures

Worktable, Books, Pictures and Portrait of Lev Golitsyn

Worktable, Books, Pictures and Portrait of Lev Golitsyn

Old wooden worktable, shelf with books, family pictures and the portrait of Lev Golitsyn hanging on the wall, in the living room of the house-museum of the famous Russian winemaker in Novy Svet.

Photo #232 taken on August 12, 2019 on the 2nd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”) with my Dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Golitsyn’s House-Museum in Novy Svet

Categories: Cultural

Tags: #Crimea #Crimea Tours #Discover Crimea #estate #Golitsyn Estate #Golitsyn’s House-Museum #Interiors #Lev Golitsyn #Novy Svet #Russia #books #cabinet #furniture #house-museum #museums #pictures #portrait #winemaker #work table

Church-Lighthouse of St. Nicholas of Myra at Sunset

Church-Lighthouse of St. Nicholas of Myra at Sunset

Beautiful view on the church-lighthouse of St. Nicholas of Myra at Malorechenskoye village at sunset. The unique project located few kilometers from Alushta became a part of the Memorial Complex “In Memory of the Dead on the Waters” opened on May 7, 2009. A patron and sponsor of the project became the Russian businessmen Alexander Lebedev, who took a decision and invested funds in constructing here the new Crimean Wonder in 2004.

Photo #215 taken on May 01, 2017

Album: St. Nicholas Church-Lighthouse in Malorechenskoye

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #churches #lighthouses #Church Architecture #architecture #Crimea #Russia #Alushta #St. Nicholas Church #Memorial Complex #museums #church-lighthouse #Malorechenskoye