Cliffs and Adalary Twin Rocks in the Chekhov Bay

Cliffs and Adalary Twin Rocks in the Chekhov Bay

The relief of the rocky coast of a small bay of Anton Chekhov in Gurzuf against the background of the famous twin rocks “Adalary”. In this bay, the famous Russian writer bought a small Tatar house (saklya) in late 1899, which became the place of his creative solitude. In a letter to his brother at the beginning of 1900, Anton Pavlovich describes his purchase: “A small bay with a beautiful view, its own cliffs, swimming, fishing, etc., etc.”

The twin cliffs Adalary is a visiting card of not only Gurzuf resort, the Southern coast of Crimea, but also the whole Crimea. The rocks are located some distance from the sea in front of the Artek International Children’s Center (the former famous pioneer camp in the USSR). On one of the cliffs, there is a tricolor, the national flag of Russia.

Photo #288 taken on August 13, 2019 during the tour of Dacha Chekhova in Gurzuf with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Chekhov’s Dacha in Gurzuf

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Bay #Chekhov Bay #landscapes #seascapes #rocks #Crimea #Gurzuf #Russia #Black Sea #cliffs #Adalary #twin rocks #Adalary Rocks #relief #rocky #coast #Chekhov’s Dacha

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

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

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Resort Settlements

Figured Teeth of Ai-Petri and Resort Settlements

View from the observation area at the peak of Mount Ai-Petri on the Figured Teeth, the 60-80 m high ridges formed during the weathering of heterogeneous reef limestones, in the background of resort settlements Koreiz and Gaspra (far away) at 1200 meters above sea level. In a summer season, a rickety suspension bridge is set to the rock with a cross with the sign “Bless and Save”.

Photo #148 taken on May 04, 2017

Album: Ai-Petri Mountain

Categories: Landscapes

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

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

Swallow’s Nest – The Symbol of the South Coast of Crimea

Swallow's Nest - The Symbol of the South Coast of Crimea

View from the top of Aurora Cape on the Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: “Lastochkino Gnezdo”) under a blue sky with fluffy white clouds in the background of the water of the Black Sea and the bay of Yalta city in Autumn season. The castle is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline. It was constructed by the design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on the money of Baron von Steingel.

Photo #068 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #architecture #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castles #Black Sea #Yalta #Discover Crimea #Crimea Tours #Autumn #Aurora Cape #rocks

In the Background of Dacha Chekhova Pier in Gurzuf

In the Background of Dacha Chekhova Pier in Gurzuf

My picture in the background of Gurzuf bay, the pier “Dacha Chekhova” (Chekhov’s Dacha) and rocks where it is located the summer house (dacha) of the famous Russian writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. In 1900 Chekhov purchased here a small tatar saklya (house) with a small piece of the shore where he wrote his famous plays “Three Sisters” and “Cherry Orchard”.

Photo #164 taken on September 10, 2013 from a restaurant terrace of restaurant “Salambo” where opens a panoramic view over the entire bay of Gurzuf.

Album: Portfolio

Categories: People

Tags: #Dacha Chekhova #Gurzuf #Gurzuf Bay #Chekhov’s Dacha #Crimea #Russia #pier #rocks #portfolio #Guide To Crimea #Arthur Lookyanov #Tour Guide #photographer #professional driver

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