The Volga River is a spectacular site at most points along its 3700 km length. This photo is taken from in front of the 'White House' looking across the Volga to the Zhiguli Mountains. It was taken in Autumn.
A walk along the Volga river. The nearby mountains the families with children, the people with dogs and the nutty people that strip down to their birthday suits in the middle of winter and swim in the river are all great for people watching!
Unfortunatly, just like the town itself, the Volga is in a state of 'disrepair'. With garbage, glass and even an old burned out car littering the embankment. But if you are able to overlook this, the scenery is spectacular and the river itself is amazing.
There are concerts held here in the summer, and what appears to be a small amusement park as well.
This Statue is located on the hill next to the 'White House', Samara's City Hall. There are great views of the Volga River and Zhiguly Mountains from here.
No Russian city is complete without its own Philharmonic Orchestra. The Samaran group is located in this building in the old part of the city. Tram lines run directly in front of this building.