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    Sevastopol Defence Panorama Exposition

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Apr 9, 2007

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    Sevastopol Defence Panorama Exposition
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    The picturesque cloth and subject plan is placed inside the building. The cloth has 115 m in length, 14 m in height and area 1610 square meters. The subject plan by the area 900 square meters is located on a special scaffold.

    On a plan of the artist, the spectator, by rising on special observation platform, as though appears at top Malakhov mound per day of assault on June 6, 1855. Just on Malakhov mound there were decisive events which have defined outcome of assault as "the first serious defeat of France-English army".

    During Great Domestic war fascist bombs have destroyed the panorama building, the unique picture has lit up. After war the panorama was reconstructed by the soviet painters. Only in 1970 the exposition opened. It’s telling about unforgettable events and heroes of a defense and also about the panorama itself.

    When a 13-years boy I came to Sevastopol for the first time in 1967. The Panorama wasn't still open that time and I was very sorry about it. Now 40 years later I succeeded to get there and see Rubo's masterpiece!

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    First Sevastopol Defence Panorama Museum

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Apr 9, 2007

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    Sevastopol Panorama Museum - Franz Rubo
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    Franz Alekseevich Rubo (1856-1928) was the author of the panorama. He also was a founder of Russian panoramic art, professor of a class battle painting of applied arts St.Petersburg Academy, and then valid member of this academy. He also created the Borodinskaya Panorama in Moscow.

    Open daily except Monday from 9.30 till 17.30.
    Only guided tours. Only in Russian.

    Don’t know the entrance fee because we bought an excursion with transfer from and back Yalta. The visiting of the Panorama Museum as included in the price of the whole Sevastopol excursion.

    Istorichesky bulvar.

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    First Sevastopol Defence Panorama Building

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Apr 9, 2007

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    First Sevastopol Defence Panorama Building
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    The main avenue of Historical parkway conducts to a world known monument. It is a panorama telling about one of episodes of a 349-day's heroic defense of Sevastopol - reflection by the defence counsels cities of storm June 6, 1855.

    Panorama "Defence of Sevastopol 1854 — 1855" was opened on May 14, 1905, in commemoration 50 years famous epopee. The original round building with a dome, crown with rotunda, is erected under the project of the military engineer O. I. Enberg and architect V. A. Feldman. A diameter of a building - 36 m, height it also 36 m.

    Classical 2-columns portal, reverted with inkerman's stone, at the top of decorated by elements of the militarian decor: soldier's Georgy cross twine by Georgy's ribbon; at centre - figure "349", designating number of days of a defense.

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    inside city

    by aliertan2001 Updated Jan 8, 2007

    dont spend ur days at the centre..only a few hotels and they re not so good..best is rent a flat..about 20 dollars a day u get a flat..we rented in a place called kamichi..great place..
    club disco asia.very big disco very good music and friends..also in kamichi there are afew good cafe restaurants..try them..u wil lbe satisfied..i cant remember name but one was great they play saksafon..great music..

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    Admiral Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov

    by yumyum Written Dec 5, 2006

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    This bronze statue was inaugurated only in 1959. The admiral fell in the Crimean war. He was the most important defender of Sevastapol. These days just married couples lie down flowers on their wedding day.

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    Xersonesos: Sevastopol' of the Past

    by lemkouk Written Apr 20, 2006

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    Byzantine Church, Xersonesos

    Xersonesos as an extensively excavated site with pomenant remains from Greek and Byzantine civilizations. If you can manage it, get on a guided tour so you can make sense of all the stones. Not to be missed: the city walls, the amphetheatre, several Byzantine churches, like the one pictured, and a great shore line.

    The new St. Vladamir's Church, especially the lower floor, is not to be missed. It is the birthplace of Christianity among the Slavs. Light a candle; say a prayer. Look around and be in awe.

    Xersonesos is a photographer's delight as many web sites show. Make time for this place.

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    Walk the inlets and see the Russian Fleet

    by lemkouk Written Apr 20, 2006

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    Russian Fleet

    The main port of Sevastopol' is easiest to walk and sea the smaller frigats and some ancient subs. The more remote inlets will have the battle-ship grey behemoths and won't be so friently to visitors with cameras. But wherever you find them they will be interesting. Note that there are more Russian flags in Sevastopol' than Ukrainian.

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    Soviet Art ''The Soldier & Marine''

    by Jasen71 Updated Jan 2, 2006

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    Located near the main harbour, and the imposing 'Dream of the Impotents' is this wonderful soviet statue, which was built in about 1988. The locals are really keen on this Statue as it was built late into the soviet era, but I think it's nice...

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    Snake Show

    by Jasen71 Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    The hamster was feeling hungry!

    The largest collection of snakes in the Ukraine. Cost almost nothing to go inside, and a guided tour of all the snakes they have. The tour guide spoke good english, and the snakes came from around the globe. I was reassured that the staff have no anti-venom in case of a sudden escape...but they told me that one can suck out the poison...eeerrmmm... I think they have been watching too many john wayne films!! anyway I enjoyed the show, and feeding time..

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    Sevastopol Central (Russian) Market

    by Jasen71 Written Jul 18, 2005

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    Tea for Two

    The Market is divided into sections, some undercover and some with individual shelter that is shaped just nicely to drip onto the head and neck of the unsuspecting and unwary shopper when it starts to rain, which incidentally and fortunately is not too often. The food for sale here is basically the same as any eastern european city, and some western goods also for sale. From CDs, DVDs, Electric goods, Furniture, Food, Cosmetics, Plumbing, Clothes and too many items to list really.

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    The Panorama

    by Jasen71 Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Part of the Painting

    It's hard to do justice to the experience in words - or in photos, which inevitably flatten the picture and give you only a part of the panoramic view.
    The Panorama was created in 1905 to mark the 50-year anniversary of the defence of Sevastopol by the painter France Alekseevich Rubaud.
    The Panorama occupies most of the circular building in the park on Malakhov Hill. It's a huge 360 degree re-creation of the defense of Sevastopol, consisting of a 4m high painting which forms a 115m circular backdrop to a life-size reconstructed view of the defenses. The painting is cleverly merged into the foreground modelwork so that a real sense of perspective is created, and you stand at the centre with the battle all around you. It cost about 45 hrv to enter, and also has a small museum of crimean war objects and uniforms.

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    Beach Life

    by Jasen71 Written Jun 15, 2005

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    Great on a hot day!!

    Many people go swimming within the harbour area.. It's a great fun as people are friendly and want to chat... whilst having a beer or two. If you want to swim then it's best to have a mate around to look after you clothes and stuff...In case someone walks off with them!!

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    Grafskaya quay

    by Lensa Written Nov 6, 2004

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    Grafskaya quay, Sevastopol, Ukraine

    The Grafskaja Quay (1783) is located in the center of the city, on the southern part of the Sevastopol Bay. The quay forms a beautiful greeting to the city and is a major architectural structure of the central part.
    Read more at http://www.sevastopol.org/MON/grafske.htm
    Next to the Grafska Quay you can find a lot of people (travel agencies) who would offer you a short trip by a ship. We didn't go because of lack of time. It could be interesting:-)
    You can also find there a lot of little souveniers.

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    The monument to the submerged ships

    by Lensa Written Nov 6, 2004

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    The monument to the submerged ships, Sevastopol

    The monument to the submerged ships of the Black Sea Fleet.
    It is located in the Sevastopol Bay and was built in 1905. During the Great Patriotic war the Monument was damaged and restored in 1961.
    Sevastopol people would consider it a big mistake if you call this monument "The monument to the SUNKEN ships." Remember: it should be "SUBMERGED"! (these ships were purposely submreged/sunk by ship crews in order to defend the city. After removing guns from the ships, the crews took part in defending Sevastopol at the bastions.)
    Read more at http://www.sevastopol.org/MON/zke.htm

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    The archeological reserve Khersonesus Tavricheskiy

    by Lensa Written Nov 6, 2004

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    In Greek "Khersonesus" means peninsula.
    Khersonesus was a Greek colony, built in 422-421 BC. It is located in the southwest part of Crimea, in a bay, which is currently referred to as Quarantine.
    It a very interesting historical place, with a lot of museums. Read more at http://www.sevastopol.org/MON/hersonee.htm

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