Yalta Off The Beaten Path

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    Anton Chehov and a Lady with a doggie

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    Many years of A.P.Chehov's life and literary creativity were connected with Yalta and with the Crimea. For the first time the writer visited the solar peninsula in 1888, then came there in 1889 and 1894. In 1898 his health has sharply worsened, doctors urgently recommend him to lodge in Yalta. He lodged there soon and lived 5,5 years. He wrote here his famous plays "the Cherry garden" and "Three sisters" the short story "A Lady with a doggie".

    This story has formed a literary basis for a sculptural composition "Anton Chehov and a Lady with a doggie" which was established on the quay. It was created by a group of sculptors and masters of moulding in connection with the 100 anniversary from the date of death of the Great Russian writer A.P.Chehov.

    Sculptors: G.A.Parshin, F.G.Parshin. The architect: J.A.Ivanchenko.

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    Yalta Beacon

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2007

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    The beacon in Yalta specifies the pass to the bay.

    In 1920 the destroyer entered into the Yalta bay with revolutionary sailors from Sevastopol'. Sailors had basically anarchist belief. The city defenselessly was gauging in waiting for a revolution. Sailors put ashore, plundered shops on the quay and proclaimed the Soviet authority. The Soviets has held on more than 80 years.

    Now near the beacon the ancient gun is established. It reminds of other more heroic times of Yalta when in the middle of the XIX century the city resisted to invasion of Turkish, French and English armies.

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    Old Yalta

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2007

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    Old Yalta

    Walking by the central part of Yalta later 27 years after last visiting I caught myself on an idea that Yalta reminds me French Nice, Italian Rimini and Spanish Alicante.

    To see old Yalta it is necessary to turn from the Quay into lanes. It is still possible to see there fine samples of south-Russian seaside architecture which you will not see anywhere.

    Certainly, there are many shabby buildings. But they transfer special aroma of a resort city not spoiled by global changes of modern masscult.

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    The Catholic Church

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2007

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    The Catholic Church at small river Wuchang-Su was constructed in 1914 under the project of architects Komornitsky and Krasnov.
    There were temples of other faiths - the Karaim's Kenassa and the Synagogue in Yalta. The building of Kenassa was constructed in the end of the XIX century (Ignatenko street, 4). The joint-stock bank is now placed in the Kenassa, and a bath and a sauna are arranged in the synagogue (Sverdlov Street).

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    Drazhinsky Street

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2007

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    Yalta - Drazhinsky Street

    Below the Polikurovsky hill there passes narrow, curve, but very much amusing Drazhinsky street (former Massandrovskaya) - the basic highway connecting the center of Yalta with Massandra Park and the huge hotel complex.

    Then it conducts on the so-called bottom highway to natural boundary Magarach and Nikitsky garden.

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    The Yalta historico-literary museum

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 8, 2007

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    The Yalta historico-literary museum

    It is the oldest (1892) museum in Yalta. It occupies a small room and can expose only 3-4 % of its unique collection.

    Things belonged to the well-known people are stored in the museum. In particular, books, the drawing tool, photos and furniture from the house of A.L.Bertie-Delagard.

    In the summer the wax museum and every possible exhibitions works also in this museum.

    Street Pushkin, 5à,
    2-30-65,
    10.00-17.00, Monday, Tuesday is closed.

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    Tower with Clock

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2007

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    Yalta - Tower with Clock

    There are a lot of buildings of various architecture in Yalta. My attention was attracted by a building of the Tower with Clock.

    It is well visible at rise and descent from the Darsan hill on the rope road. Gothic character of the building is unusual to Russian and Ukrainian cities.

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    Isadora plane tree

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    Yalta - Isadora plane tree

    The plane tree of Isadora allocates with the huge spherical crone. It is not less than 500 years old - the well-known American ballerina Isadora Duncan appointed meetings to poet Sergey Yesenin under this majestic tree.

    Unfortunately the plane tree looks not so picturesquely on my picture because of the winter season. However its historical and cultural value I hope can be appreciated despite of the lack of foliage!

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    The Gastronom building

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2007

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    The Gastronom building (in the past Trading lines) is situated opposite to the harbor. It was built by architect Krasnov for wine producer N.D.Staheev. Cafe-restaurant and musical pavilion were arranged on a roof of trading lines. Restaurant "Sochi" - was made after the Great Domestic war.

    Now the building is occupied, as before, with restaurants and expensive shops.

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    Nikolskaya Church

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2007

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    Yalta - Nikolskaya Church

    Last years efforts of local authorities on reconstruction and restoration of monuments of pre-revolutionary Yalta are appreciable.
    There is a construction here of destroyed in Soviet times the Nikolskaya Church at the Seaport.

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    Touristic Olympics

    by Assenczo Updated Oct 12, 2005

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    Going to Sudak with one of the tour agencies had more to do with some "multilateral" sporting event than with tourism. It included ruins watching (for the hystory buffs), beaching (for the hot and sexy), trekking (for the Nature lovers) and champaigne shopping to make everybody digest what they saw faster and better.

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    Yalta's hallmark from a different angle

    by Assenczo Updated Jan 10, 2006

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    Swallow's Nest

    Swallow's Nest is the most recognizable symbol of Yalta and its dripping-with-money tenants. Built by an oil baron (probably a baron too) this structure has to be seen to be believed. The most dramatic view though is inaccessible because the beach has been portioned between the mighty of the day and low casts are not allowed in. Having faced this kind of a challenge and my congenially democratic nature rebelled, I "HAD TO" do it. For that purpose I flashed my passport, which originally I thought was a long shot, but it worked. The result of this hard work was a several hour basking in the sun with the best ever sea castle in my view and the picture for VT and posterity. Long live the "Liberte, Fraternite and Egalite" and their champions!

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    Alupka: Vorontsov's palace

    by aliante1981 Updated Sep 4, 2002

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    Vorontsov's palace in Alupka is one of the finest things in Crimea you can see.

    A great building, and a museum as well, with interiors (furniture of the Vorontsov's epoch on display) and park (typical and exotic plants, fountains and a bit of cooling down on a hot day) also open to visitors.

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    visit the Ay-Petri peak, the...

    by Tolik Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    visit the Ay-Petri peak, the most picturesque mountain of the Crimea south coast (cable-car from Alupka would be the easiest way). Yalta and the Black Sea Coast view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking.

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    Visit the Crimea caves, they...

    by Andrew_Vodo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit the Crimea caves, they are really beautiful. They are situated near Simferopol. The most famous ones are Marble Cave and Emine Bair Khosar. You can see the beautiful pictures of the Emine Bair Khosar cave in the travelogue.

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