Tag: Attractions

Commandant

It was cloudless, but the snow on top of the flags were told that there will not be easy to fly or simply unrealistic. Wind – as in all the mountain valleys – the night poured west, and the day was blowing to the east. We drove to the base camp, unnoticed by dialing 800 meters elevation on the GPS showed the bridge in 2800, and BC is on the 3600. BC In the "base" still asleep, there were seven am. Carefully stand camping bright yellow hinted that everything will be happy and everything will be OK. Alexander, the commandant of the camp, took us by providing us a tent and "breakfast" of us, went on business.

We went to bed, looking at the top and clicking cameras. Waking up in the heat somewhere in the 11 hours, decided to dismantle our climber, paragliding equipment. The fun began. I had two 200 and one 30-liter backpack, Andrei alone, but also 200 liter. Every resident of the "base" asked: "How do you bear it all on the mountain?".

We're tired of answering that would suffer not our entire economy. Disassembled and spread out on all the "shelves", and went to work with domes for training and acclimatization. First experience has been obtained, work with a dome for 3600 at a wind of 2-3 m / s is very difficult, because the air lacks the same and expected to fill the dome, which occurs even at 1000 meters above sea level. We need more vigorous wind or run- forward start.

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Taman Peninsula Documentary Screenplay

Documentary film "Taman Peninsula." Author Vadim Osadchy. Production studio Rus Ecology Film. 2008. On the western outskirts of the Kuban plains stretched mysterious Taman peninsula, covered with ancient myths and legends – Lukomorye fantastic, the mythical entrance to the realm of Hades. Washed by the Black Sea and Azov to the south – from the north, surrounded on the east foothills of the Greater Caucasus, he strikes a unique variety of landscapes. Wooded hills and hills covered with oaks, pines and junipers give way to vast relict valleys and steppes. Kuchugury, sand dunes, go to spit, reclamation of limestone and sand, sometimes stretch into the distance of the sea for a few kilometers. A significant part of the peninsula occupied by estuaries – a small bay formed by the flooding of valleys sea.

In estuaries inhabited by a huge number of fish and poultry. Naked on an island that separates Baguzinsky and Kiziltashsky estuaries, nesting black-rare gulls, cormorants are black, pelicans, sometimes you can see flamingos and exotic. With the onset of cold weather in these parts arrive for the winter and other birds, including swans. In steppes and forests of the peninsula you can find the jackal, wild boar and even wolves. Most estuaries have long turned to lakes, separated by a small strip of sea from land. Sometimes they are connected with the sea a narrow channel from the width of which depends on the level of salt in water. The unusual nature sanctuary – Salt Lake, located a few meters from the Black Sea.

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A Trip To Stockholm

2 weeks ago with her husband and child in the firm bought a ticket to Stockholm Ihold for 3 days. The trip went great – had not thought that Scandinavia can be so interesting, so I suggest here a small report on the subject. Visa did Finnish – it is normal to Sweden subject of start of Finland from the beginning. Peter went from first bus for 10 euros to Helsinki, from where ferries Viking Line. The ferry cost about 70 euros for a two-seat cabin. In the terminal we were met by a guide, planted in the car and we drove to the hotel.

The hotel was called Anno 1647 and located in the center, was founded in this 1647, the hotel is not cheap, but really impressed with its historic ambience. Number, which provided at the beginning, was quite noisy, so ask the guide to change. To his credit, it quickly did, and after 15 minutes we were already laid out things in a great room with vaulted ceilings. Despite the central position, was a perfect silence, which for me is very important. On the same day we had booked tour of Gamla Stan (Old Town), which we have done. In fact, after Italy, Scandinavian Old Town is not particularly impressive, Although his style is certainly present. Many thanks to the guide to Sasha, if he is reading this: thanks to him, in general, especially in European cities, not eye-catching center played with vivid colors, very recommend it to all traveling to the Stockholm – a man who knows so much about the town, hard to find.

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Rising Sun

Like, at this point in beating death throes bloodied body of an animal or man in front of him on their thrones of stone raised his hands to heaven, sat the priests, and diminished the perfumes make this sacrifice. But I have this stone did not cause any bloody associations. On the contrary, I even felt a surge of strength, he felt harmony with nature. So I do not want to demonize and our ancestors. Who knows, maybe that in the past on this bed put a sick person, and sitting in front of Rising Sun asked him to heal. But evidence of barbarism of our contemporaries just abound – all dotted with stone inscriptions idiotic, sometimes even decorated with paint. Oh well.

In the 7-8-meters from the stone was a huge bull, whose he is and how got there unknown, but he showed no little interest to us and just kept on chewing grass peacefully. Not only as a bull and come recharge vigorous energy megalith. By the way, megalith, if you look at it a little sideways, too, is very like an animal, something between a dog and an elephant. Sort Slonopes! And scattered around many rocks and many of them are pretty impressive size. At some even look through some clearly not modern pictures.

There is no doubt that these stones are also the remains of a certain ancient buildings. Dolm in Krasnaya Polyana. Krasnaya Polyana know everything, but here at Krasnaya Polyana most do not even know about all the local dolmens.

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Red Army City

Since the early 19th century Tbilisi started to grow economically and politically. New buildings in European style were built throughout the city. New roads and railways were built to connect Tbilisi and other Russian cities, such as Batumi, Poti, Baku, and Yerevan. In 1850, Tbilisi once again flourished as a major commercial and cultural center. Many Poets and artists have worked here (Ilia Chavchavadze, Akaki Ttsareteli Jacob Godebashvili, Alexander Griboyedov). The city was tied Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Lermontov, the Romanov family. For over a century of political, economic and cultural role of Tbilisi with its ethnic, confessional and cultural diversity (Armenians, Georgians and Russian included 38.1, 26.3 and 24.8 percent of the population respectively in 1897) was significant not only for Georgia but for the whole Caucasus. After the 1917 Revolution the city served as a disposition of the interim government, which established in the spring of 1918, short of an independent federation with its capital, Tbilisi.

Since then, Tbilisi functioned as the capital of a democratic Republic of Georgia until 25 February 1918 to 919 1921.S city was also the basis of German and British military headquarters. When the national government in Tbilisi was founded in 1918 State University, which banned the Imperial Russian authorities for several decades. February 25, 1921, the Bolshevik Russian 11th Red Army invaded Georgia and declared Soviet rule. In 1921, the democratic republic of Georgia was occupied by Soviet Bolshevik forces from Russia, and until 1991 Tbilisi was the capital of the Transcaucasian SSR status (which included Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia), and later as the capital of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.

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Virgin Rodzhestva

Even among the remarkable landscapes of the middle reaches of the Oka Velegozh neighborhood distinguished by their serenity and poetry. The village is situated high above the river at the edge of the river valley. Remained far below the silver surface water in sandy shores of the mighty and the age-old pine forest on the steep slopes of coastal green. Place and in fact, “large unseemly.” In the middle of the ancient village stands the church of Nativity, built in 1730. Already one such date, related to the beginning of the reign of Anna Ivanovna, the construction time of stagnation, on the one hand, and significant shifts in the evolution of architectural style – on the other, gives the monument a special interest. The church was built the owner Rural Velegozh Prince Ivan Yurevich Trubetskoy, nicknamed less, unlike his uncle, Field Marshal and the favorite of Peter I the Great I.

Trubetskoy. In 1730, as opposed to the supreme, both Trubetskoy (uncle and nephew) are online supported the restoration of autocracy, what Anna Ivanovna bestowed Prince Ivan Yurevich Less in chamberlains. The fact is significant, clarifying things. The patronage of the Empress gave the feeling Trubetskoy confidence, so rare in the era of tyranny of time-and unchallenged dominance of foreigners. Conceived and carried out in Velegozh construction that required resources and known trouble, gives us another proof strong position of the customer. It is also likely that Troubetzkoy personally oversaw the building itself and included in all of its needs. In any case, the opportunity he had.

As you know, Anna Ivanovna returned from Moscow to St. Petersburg only in 1732. In Moscow not only moved the royal court, not only the most important government agencies (the Senate, the Synod and the board), but significant architectural forces raised for the revival of the old capital. In addition to the St. Petersburg architects headed by F. C. Rastrelli in Moscow began its activities had returned to the time of Peter the Great’s foreign trip pensioners. Range of architects, to whom he could turn Troubetzkoy, was is quite broad. Yet on the whole Moscow architecture of the period which preceded the band almost complete stagnation of architectural life, bears the imprint of homebrew and a little naive meaningfully. These features a fully endowed architecture Church of the Nativity. The overall composition of the cross-shaped building centric designs date back to the late XVII century. Two tiers of windows octagon domed Church of the Nativity surrounded by single deck the altar and the aisles (refectory was rebuilt in the second half of XIX century.) forming a branch of the cross. Aisles completed chapters on stone drums, which at first sight even more in common with the best creations of the monument “Naryshkin baroque.” However, the image of Church of the Nativity is quite different. New warrant the principles of decoration more coarse pilyastrovogo style and proportions of the new system have left no trace of the vertical commitment and emotional richness of decorative architectural prototypes.

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Egypt Hotel

Transfer to the hotel was 40 minutes. The bus was carrying at the two hotels, and our was the first. On the way to guide talked about Egypt, gave helpful advice. Upon arrival, came with us, helped to fill in the card settlement, said, when waiting for a representative Anex Tour, working at our hotel. We settled quickly and without problems (though at the reception I gave $ 5 just in case, as many gave more. But once he realized that you could not give – all well settled.) Us gave room near the reception (but not in the same building) overlooking the pool (I asked) and on the ground floor. The room had two beds wide (forty-meter wide). After 5 minutes and rolled another folding bed.

So the four of us accommodated quite comfortably. Standard rooms are very large, very comfortable and clean. The room – a refrigerator with two bottles of water, safe, television, hair dryer, electric kettle, tea bags and coffee, tea, dried cream, sugar and sweeteners. Phone not only in the room on the bedside table, but even in the toilet. Around large, comfortable mirror. The rooms on the upper floors – balcony.

We also had a nice terrace with table and chairs, overlooking the soft grass with klumbochkami, trimmed bushes and trees. Most striking in this hotel – the territory. Place a lot, around palm trees, flowers, trimmed bushes. Grass is very thick. Children love to wallow in it. Large pools (7 items) – two heated (the children are just not vytyanesh), two with salt water.

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