Old houses are stil there, just across the road from new (well, 10-20 years old) buildings.
This is something like a highway for heavy transportation of the city.
Favorite thing: This is an old factory. I have never seen it working. For many years nobody got interested in this building, even though it is close to the center of the city.
Favorite thing: The city learns to build in a new manner. When Soviet times are gone, new buildings appear here and there... like flowers in the dirt.
There are many old streets right in the center of the city.
Here is one of them. Many artists painted it...
There are lots of homeless animals on streets. I have no idea how they survive.
This one kept following me for half an hour asking for food.