State Historical Museum-Reserve
Favorite thing: In 1965 when Russia was celebrating the 70 anniversary from the date of Sergey Aleksandrovich Yesenin birth, the house of the poet found its new destiny - the memorial museum opened in Konstantinovo.
In 1970 the memorial park was established there.
The bronze monument to the poet of the known sculptor A.A.Bichuk was installed on October, 2007.
The museum is opened for visiting from 10:00 till 18.00.
The day off – Monday.
Fondest memory: You can watch my high resolution photo of Konstantinovo on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 51' 58.18" N 39° 36' 48.53" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Sergey Yesenin's Historical Museum-Reserve.
Favorite thing: Sergey Yesenin was a Russian lyrical poet. He was one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century. He was born on 21 September 1895 in Konstantinovo and died 27 December 1925 in S.Petersburg.
Hey there, Russia…
Hey there, Russia, mother country,
Cottages in icon guise...
Never-ending land of wonder,
Vistas blue that suck the eyes.
Like a passing holy pilgrim
On your fields I turn my gaze,
On the outskirts of poor villages
Rustling poplars pine and fade.
Smelling of sweet honey and apples
Churches celebrate the Lord
And the sounds of festive dancing
Fill the fields and meadows broad.
Off into the open country
Down a beaten path I run
And to meet me, light as catkins,
Peals of girlish laughter come.
If the heavenly host should beg me:
"Come to live in heaven above!"
I shall say: "Don't give me heaven
But the Russia that I love."
You can watch my high resolution photo of Konstantinovo on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 51' 56.22" N 39° 36' 1.72" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Statue of Sergey Yesenin.
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Favorite thing: Oka is the largest right tributary of the Volga. It flows through the regions of Oryol, Tula, Kaluga, Moscow, Ryazan, Vladimir, and Nizhny Novgorod. It is navigable over a large part of its total length, as far upstream as to the town of Kaluga.
Its length exceeds 1,500 kilometres. Moscow sits on one of the Oka's tributaries—the Moskva River.
Cruises from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod are very popular in Russia.
Konstantinovo is among the most interesting places which you will be able to visit when having such a cruise.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Konstantinovo on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 52' 1.65" N 39° 36' 8.67" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Oka River.
Favorite thing: Konstantinovo village is about 300 years old. It was mentioned first time in 1619 when it was the property of the Romanovs family. In several decades it was presented to Volkonsky and Myshetsky notable families.
It’s famous in Russia because the most Russian poet Sergey Yesenin was born there. Thousands of pilgrims are coming here every year to watch a place where Yesenin spent his childhood and young years…
You can watch my 9 min 29 sec HD Video Ryazan-Konstantinovo Yesenin out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Konstantinovo on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 51' 55.42" N 39° 36' 26.28" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio State Historical Museum-Reserve.
Blue Skies and Unbounded Expanse
Favorite thing: Konstantinovo is situated at the very high bank of the Oka river. A view from the hill to an open space is fascinating, ecpecially for city-dweller. It is not strange that people here become poets.
See panoramic view here: Konstantinovo
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- School Holidays
Favorite thing: No comments. Just see it.
There is a special sightseeing ground at the high river bank. To see bog panoramic view from it press here: Oka River (file is about 300K)
Museum of the Poem "Anna Snegina"
Favorite thing: This is one of the 7 museums of literary works in the world. This house was an estate of Kashin, whose daughter Lidia was a prototype of Anna Snegina.
Fondest memory: "...
I passed through the overgrown orchard,
A lilac bough brushed against
My cheek, sweet memories were brought back
By the sight of the tumbledown fence.
It was here by that very gate standing
That a lad of sixteen or so
Heard a girl in a snow-white mantle
In accents caressing say "No!".
Those dear long-gone years! Her image is
As bright now as ever it was...
So much love we had then for others,
But others had little for us
- Theme Park Trips
Favorite thing: The belltower of this church was completely ruined in soviet times and was reconstructed only in 2001. As for interior it is still very poor - all under construction, but I think it is a matter of few years. It seems that in soviet times the building was used as a warehouse.
House of the Poet's Mother
Favorite thing: This is XIX c. (beg of XX) peasants izba (hut) where Sergei Esenin was born and lived in his childhood. The sheet of paper with portrets of Tsar Nikolai II and Tsarina Alexandra on a wall - is a so-called "Laudable Sheet" - award that Sergei has got for his progress at school.
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Elementary School, beg. of XX c.
Favorite thing: This is interior of the Konstantinovo Elementary School, where pupils learn to read, write and study God's Law.