This building in blue is next to the State Theatre of Ballet & Opera and maybe its a hospital or university, the tourguide did not mention it at all, while we were passing by. It is a nice building anyway and worth seeing in my opinion for its great architecture, dating back to the last years of the Tsars time.
While in many other places of Russia the monuments for Papa Lenin had been taken away after the last revolution in 1989, here in Perm nobody forced him to retire and so you will see his monuments still :
The one on my main photograph is close to the sculpture with the big ears, the other one is inside the park of the State Theatre of Ballet & Opera .
It is a pity that this great restaurant / bar is out of function nowadays. Unfortunately it burned out but it certainly was great fun, while in operation: this former gliding-boat that was decorated in a funny way like a shark can be found directely at the place, where the cruiseships are docking and over a small bridge you will even be able to step inside like I did when taking my last photograph.
The old building of the Transsiberian Railway is under restauration at the moment and next to it you will find an old steam-locomotive placed there as a monument. That might be interesting for train-amateurs and you will even find it very close to the ship-station. It might still take some time untill this building will be looking nice again from this side, on the back of the building is the more modern station of nowadays and when-ever a train is coming, the big gates will be opened to let the passengers in and out. The rest of the time it is impossible to get into the station.
Vasilij Nikititsch was the founder of the city of Perm and you will see his monument next to this old part of Perm, where 40 or 50 wooden houses are still to be seen like they had been built 200 years ago or even more. Some of them are in a very bad condition but people are still living there.
This is another great building that I passed by, while walking from the cruise-port to the city of Perm. Seems to be an adminstration-office or something similar, the building on my main photograph has 2 large lions standing at the entrance-gate.
What a lovely wooden building with an interesting architecture and great decorations, and what a pity that obviously everybody thinks that is is time to destroy such buildings instead of restoring them. They are also never mentioned on a guided tour by the local tourguides, who at the same time proudly present all of the modern, ugly appartmenthouses.
This house is on the way that you will walk from the cruise-port to the Museum of Icons
The Zoo of Perm is situated conveniently along the street that leads from the ship-station to the city and there were only two reasons for me to go there :
1)The Zoo was built in the area of the former monastery and I was hoping to be able to get some unusual photos from that side of the park, but unfortunately that was impossible !
It was quite sad for me to see, how these poor animals have to spend the rest of their lifes, animals that are used to the temperatures of Africa, obviously living also in the winter in small,open cages...
At least the children have a great playground there, see my last picture !
2)Another reason to go to the Zoo was that I had received several bills of 1000 rubles at the ATM-machine and owed 100 rubles to a lady onboard, and paying the entrance-fee of 80 rubles for the zoo gave me a lot of smaller bills.