Beautiful and so different. It enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with many vineyards and orchards in the vicinity.

Yalta is a city in Crimea, on the north coast of the Black Sea. The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, said to have been founded by Greek sailors who were looking for a safe shore on which to land. It is situated on a deep bay facing south towards the Black Sea, surrounded by wooded mountains. It enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with many vineyards and orchards in the vicinity.

Yalta is one of the most visited cities in Crimea. People can be seen strolling there all seasons of the year. And during summer time… well it’s not really pleasant to walk along its beautiful, but overcrowded streets and embankment (Sea Promenade (Naberezhnaya)). It is better to visit Yalta in fall, winter or spring, when it is empty, still and charming. And of course each season has its own advantages. For example in winter a score of swans, ducks, diving ducks come to spend the winter months in Yalta’s bay. They a moving along the embankment all day long waiting for people to feed them))
Spring in Yalta is full of bright colors, amazing flowers and warm sun!

But to be honest, summer is not bad too… you can take lots of cool shots in summer ) The embankment is full of tourists, fat ladies with their grandchildren, sunburned boys swimming right there, diving from the embankment, men with bear on a bench under a giant pine, lots of men with peacocks, eagles and monkeys offering you to take a picture with poor animal and of course pay them money for it)) amusement rides, children screaming, laughing, running everywhere! And my favorite sight is little “photo studios” offering you to wear a historical costume (in there opinion it means a huge sparkling dress covered with laces, ribbons, gold decorations, paillettes…etc)) These “photo studios” look CRAZY!! They do not have walls or smth like that, they are just a small area of the embankment covered with gold and red velvet sofas, gold thrones with gold Cupids, lots of crazy colored ribbon dresses and wigs of all colors and forms imaginable…

So you just walk along the sea from one side and along this craziness from another))) cause it not just one “photo studio”, there are at least 10 of them in a row… believe me… it is worthy of some good x-pro slide shots))))
There are several beaches on left and right sides from embankment. Yalta has a movie theater, drama theater, plenty of restaurants, open-air market.
Famous attractions within or near Yalta are:
• Yalta’s Sea Promenade (Naberezhnaya), housing many attractions and being recently renovated (2003-2004);
• Armenian Church, built by V. Surenyants;
• A Roman Catholic Church built by N. Krasnov, a famous Russian architect
• Yalta’s Cablecar, taking visitors to the Darsan hill, from which one can see Yalta’s shoreline;
• Renovated Hotel Taurica, the first hotel in the former Russian Empire with elevators;
• Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, constructed by the architect Krasnov, which also constructed the Livadia Palace and the architect P. Terebenyov;
• Former main building of the Ministry of Defence hotel, built in the style of a Gothic castle;
• Palace of Bukhara Emir;
• Yalta’s Zoo;
• Yalta’s Aquarium, housing small dolphins;
• Park-museum Polyana Skazok (Glade of Fairytales);
• House-museum of Anton Chekhov;
• House-museum of Lesya Ukrainka;
• House with Caryatids, where the composer A. Spendiarov lived

written by japsix on 2009-10-06 in #world #locations #sea #trees #fisheye #birds #summer #winter #doubles #yalta #holidays #flowers #lca #spring #supersampler #crimea #cross #crazy #sun


  1. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    надеюсь увидеть красоты Ялты в след. году ))) А пока храню приятные воспоминания ою Одессе )))

  2. japsix
    japsix ·


  3. japsix
    japsix ·

    forgot to mention in the story that the shot are (as usual) made by me and by dmigor))
    supersampler, fisheye - by me
    doubles - by katya-leontyeva + me
    normal 35 mm shots - by dmigor

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    This is really great ! Wonderful gallery !

  5. japsix
    japsix ·

    thank you))))))

  6. faefaefae
    faefaefae ·

    cheers! awesome gallery! :)

  7. grad
    grad ·

    все едем в ялту(!)

  8. zekiyeayse
    zekiyeayse ·

    the doubles and birdies are amazing! nice gallery!

  9. glenn
    glenn ·


  10. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    Yeah fantastic doubles!

More Interesting Articles

  • The Most Beautiful Beaches of Lefkada, Greece

    written by wesco on 2014-10-04 in #world #locations
    The Most Beautiful Beaches of Lefkada, Greece

    In May, we went to the Lefkada peninsula in Greece for a week. This peninsula is known for its beautiful beaches so we exploited them extensively in the warm spring sun!

  • One Day in Nürnberg with the Russar+ Lens

    written by antoniocastello on 2015-03-25 in #world #locations
    One Day in Nürnberg with the Russar+ Lens

    Take a trip to this beautiful and imperial but modern city and enjoy it in one day with these handy traveling tips.

  • The Lomo LC-A Goes to Berlin

    written by petit_loir on 2015-03-10 in #world #locations
    The Lomo LC-A Goes to Berlin

    Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!

  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • In Pursuit of Kyoto with the Lomo'Instant

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-08-01 in #gear #lifestyle
    In Pursuit of Kyoto with the Lomo'Instant

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pride that we bring you the newest member of Lomo'Instant family: the stunningly beautiful Lomo'Instant Kyoto Edition! To give it a warm welcome to our brand new jewel, sneaked out from our HQ in Vienna and went in search of a truly enlightening adventure.

  • Get Ready For a New Cine Film On Monday October 13th! Sign-Up to Hear about the Launch as Soon as it Happens

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-09 in #news
    Get Ready For a New Cine Film On Monday October 13th! Sign-Up to Hear about the Launch as Soon as it Happens

    Did you enjoy shooting with Cine200 Tungsten Film when it launched? Or were you one of the unlucky many who missed out on this ultra-limited edition emulsion? Well, we’re thrilled to say we have an exciting follow-up to Cine200 which will launch in just a few days! And as the other film sold out so fast, we wanted to give you the opportunity to sign-up to our list to get the news as soon as it happens.

  • Photo of the Day by npkishi

    written by cheeo on 2014-12-21 in #news
    Photo of the Day by npkishi

    This cat can't help but stretch and sleep in that warm and soft cushion. A perfect way to enjoy the weekend, eh?

  • Shop News

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    At 25% off you can take dreamy 35mm images with this little black beauty. Beam coloured light into your shots with its accompanying Diana Flash Back accessory and be the analogue king of the night.

  • Lomo’Instant on a Sunny Day

    written by jacobs on 2014-11-06 in #gear #tipster
    Lomo’Instant on a Sunny Day

    I recently had the opportunity to take the world’s most creative instant camera — the Lomo'Instant — for a stroll on an unusually warm and sunny November day. My goal was to acquaint myself with the endlessly cool features and infinite possibilities the camera possesses while creating some beautiful photographs in the meantime. Read on to see the results!

  • The Lomography x soulbottles Water Competition

    written by petit_loir on 2015-06-26 in #world #competitions
    The Lomography x soulbottles Water Competition

    Water plays a very important role in everybody's life, especially in the summer. Whether in the swimming pool, at the lake, in a warm summer rain or even in a bottle! Together with the team of soulbottles we want to see your most beautiful photos related to the theme 'water.' The winners will receive stylish bottles from soulbottles and great prizes from Lomography!

  • My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-12 in #gear #tipster
    My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Brisk Bokeh: The Top 10 Petzval Winter Destinations!

    written by jacobs on 2015-01-16 in #world #locations
    Brisk Bokeh: The Top 10 Petzval Winter Destinations!

    Common sense tells us that when the weather gets bitterly cold, it's best to stay inside and drink a cup of something warm. But when you have a primo lens like the Petzval, it's hard not to go on an adventure! Equipped with nerves of steel and a Petzval lens, these Lomographers around the globe bundled up and braved the conditions to capture the top 10 wintry (not so) hot spots.

  • The Lomo LC-A Goes to New York City

    written by givesmehell on 2015-03-12 in #world #locations
    The Lomo LC-A Goes to New York City

    New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!

  • Light Painting Bash with the Lomo'Instant

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-03-02 in #gear #lifestyle
    Light Painting Bash with the Lomo'Instant

    Have you ventured into light painting before? It's so fun and there are so many ways for you to explore it, we promise you'll never get bored. The folks here at HQ had a blast playing around with the Lomo'Instant and the result was a bunch of adorable, colorful photos!