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

Gurzuf Bay at Sunset

Gurzuf Bay at Sunset

Overview Gurzuf bay from Snegiri Guest House at sunset in summer. In the picture: Gurzuf settlement, Gurzuf bay and Adalary twin-rocks, and Mount Au-Dag (Bear Mountain) in the background. Gurzuf is the popular resort-town (urban-type settlement) located 11 km East from Yalta city.

Photo #320 taken on August 12, 2019 during adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within One Week” with my Dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.

Album: Gurzuf

Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #Adalary #Gurzuf Bay #Skalny #seascapes #Russia #rocks #mountains #landscapes #Gurzuf #Adalary Rocks #Green Bay #Crimean Landscapes #Crimea #Black Sea #Bay #Au-Dag #Sunsets

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

Foros Church Over the Clouds

Foros Church Over the Clouds

View from Baidarsky Pass on the Church of Christ’s Resurrection raising on the Red Cliff (Krasnaya Skala) over the low clouds at Foros settlement on the Black Sea in a spring season. The magnificent church, that combines Rastrelliesque Baroque, Russian Revival, and Byzantine Revival styles, was built in 1892 by the project of Russian architect Nikolai Chagin on the abrupt 400-meter (1312 ft) cliff. Alexander Kuznetsov, the Moscow merchant and the Russian “tea king” who had his palace built on the seashore, commissioned Nikolai Chagin, the celebrated architect from Wilno, to built the church of Christ’s Resurrection in memory of the miraculous rescue of Emperor Alexander III and his family in 1888 train crash in the Borki, on the way to St. Petersburg. The temple is notable for its luxurious exterior and picturesque interior.

Founded and named by medieval Greek merchants, Foros settlement was rediscovered in the late 19th century by Alexander Kuznetsov. It is located at the most Southern coast of Crimean Peninsula, in the middle between Yalta and Sevastopol.

Photo #593 taken on May 05, 2017

Album: Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Foros #Foros Church #Orthodox Churches #Red Cliff #Resurrection Church #Russia #Krasnaya Skala #seascapes #Black Sea #fog #Clouds #churches #cathedrals #Cliff #mountains

Fairytale Swallow’s Nest Castle and Yalta Bay in Twilight

Fairytale Swallow's Nest Castle and Yalta Bay in Twilight

Beautiful view from a top of Aurora Cliff of Ai-Todor Cape in Gaspra on the Neo-Gothic castle situated on the steep 40-metre (130 ft) high rock in background of Black Sea and illuminated Yalta Bay in evening twilight. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood in Neo-Gothic style between 1911 and 1912. It became one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea and the symbol of Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #728 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #rock #Aurora cliff #Garpra #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #landmarks #Castle #buildings #architecture #Neo-Gothic #Crimea #Russia #Crimean #symbol #emblem #twilight #night photography #Yalta #Great Yalta #beautiful #attraction #Black Sea #Yalta Bay #seascapes