Vineyards Between Mountains under the Clouds

Vineyards Between Mountains under the Clouds

View from the motorway in the southeast of the Crimean peninsula on the mountain landscape with vegetation, trees and vineyards, blue sky with clouds on a beautiful summer sunny day. It is the place between the villages of Morskoye and Privetnoye, not far from the Black Sea coast, between the two large cities of Sudak and Alushta.

Photo #027 taken on August 19, 2019

Album: Crimean Landscapes

Categories: Landscapes Nature

Tags: #blue sky #scenic #vegetation #valley #vacation #trees #Summer #Skies #scenery #Clouds #Russia #nature #mountains #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #Crimea #vineyards

Overview of Massandra Park

Overview of Massandra Park

Looking on the splendid park with fountain, sculptures, and columns from a window on the second floor at the south-western side of Massandra Palace. This beautiful park was developed in a French style during the reconstruction of the palace, the summer residence of Alexander III in Crimea, by the project of Messmacher in the 1890s. Behind the fountain are growing two giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron Giganteum), the highest mammoth trees in Crimea. They were planted 130 years ago, so in the present time, the trunk girth of these trees is about nine meters, and the height is about forty meters.

Photo #136 taken on August 13, 2019 during the tour of 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 Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Discover Crimea #French Park #Massandra #Massandra Park #Parks #Russia #Sequoia Dendron #Sequoiadendron #fountains #giant trees #mammoth trees #nature #plants #sculptures #sequoia #trees

Trunk of the Mammoth Tree in Massandra Park

Trunk of the Mammoth Tree in Massandra Park

Looking up through the branches of a Sequoiadendron giganteum in Massandra park. Its branches resembling mammoth tusks, that is why this type of sequoias called Mammoth tree. This giant tree was planted at the western facade of the Massandra Palace 130 years ago during the reconstruction of the residence of Emperor Alexander III according to the project of the famous architect Messmacher in the 1890s. In the present time, the trunk girth of the sequoiadendron is about nine meters, and the height is about forty meters.

Photo #172 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: Nature

Tags: #trunk #Branches #Crimea #Massandra #Massandra Park #Russia #Sequoia Dendron #Sequoiadendron #giant trees #mammoth trees #nature #sequoia #trees #Discover Crimea #plants

Under Branches of the Giant Sequoiadendron

Under Branches of the Giant Sequoiadendron

Under the huge branches of Sequoiadendron giganteum, evergreen coniferous tree of gigantic size in Massandra park. With branches resembling mammoth tusks, these sequoias also called Mammoth trees. The two giant trees were planted on the western facade of the Massandra Palace 130 years ago during the reconstruction of the residence of Emperor Alexander III according to the project of the famous architect Messmacher in the 1890s. In the present time, the trunk girth of the giant sequoias is about nine meters, and the height is about forty meters.

The first seeds of Sequoiadendron giganteum Nikitsky Botanical Garden (located in few kilometers from Massandra) received in 1840 from the former Russian colony Ross in California. Later, the giant sequoia dedron came to Europe from the South of Crimean peninsula.

Photo #005 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: Nature

Tags: #Branches #Crimea #Massandra #Massandra Park #Russia #Sequoia Dendron #Sequoiadendron #giant trees #mammoth trees #nature #sequoias #trees

The Amazing Sudak Pine-Tree at Sokol Mountain

The Amazing Sudak Pine-Tree at Sokol Mountain

This exceptional Stankevich pine grows on a steep slope, almost at the peak (about 410 metres above sea level) of Sokol (Falcon) mountain in Novy Svet (New World). Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906 in his honor. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which they are found. The pine tree in this photograph is about 200 years old.

Photo #222 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #mountains #Sokol Mountain #Kush-Kaya #trees #landscapes

Sudak Pine Tree Over Mountains

Sudak Pine Tree Over Mountains

Beautiful Crimean landscape with the exceptional Stankevich pine growing on a slope of Sokol (Falcon) Mountain in Novy Svet (New World) in the background of the mountain range.

Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named in his honor by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which the trees were found.

Photo #348 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #mountains #trees

Wish Tree on the Slope of Mount Sokol

Wish Tree on the Slope of Mount Sokol

The big Sudak pine on the slope of Sokol Mountain (Falcon Mountain) in Novy Svet in the background of the mountain range in Sudak district. The tree is used by people who climb on the mount as an object of wishes and offerings. This type of trees in Sudak was called Stankevich pine by the name of famous Russian botanist who found and described it in 1906.

Photo #384 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #trees #Sudak Pine #Stankevich Pine #Sokol Mountain #mountains #landscapes #Novy Svet #Russia #Sudak #New World #Crimean Landscapes #nature #hiking #Mount Sokol #Crimea

Stankevich Pine Tree and Sudak Valley

Stankevich Pine Tree and Sudak Valley

Beautiful Stankevich pine tree growing on a steep slope of Sokol (Falcon) mountain in background of a valley where located Sudak city. Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906 in his honor. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which they are found.

Photo #149 taken on August 11, 2019 during hiking tour on the peak of Sokol mountain with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky (1st day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”)

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #trees #mountains #Sudak #hiking #Sokol Mountain #Crimean Landscapes #landscapes #Mount Sokol