Beloved city of Sevastopol

2009-02-16 10

Sevastopol is the city, where i was born… and i love it! i really love! Cause in my opinion it is one of the most beautiful places in the world!!! So now i want to show you my favorite spots in this wonderful city)) and let’s start with the Primorskyi boulevard (Primorskyi means “by the sea”) and a little bit of history))

Sevastopol is the city, where i was born… and i love it! i really love! Cause in my opinion it is one of the most beautiful places in the world!!! So now i want to show you my favorite spots in this wonderful city)) and let’s start with the Primorskyi boulevard (Primorskyi means “by the sea”) and a little bit of history))

Once closed for tourists, Sevastopol started welcoming guests shortly after the Soviet Union break up. Located in a unique harbour, it was bound to become a navy base. The history of the city starts with the foundation of a Greek colony Chersonesus in 422 BC. Since then the city has been playing the key part in history and the development of the Crimea and the whole country. It is called the cradle of Russian Christianity as the place where Prince Vladimir was first of Russian rulers to adopt Christianity and from where the religion spread to Russian lands. After the decline of Chersonesus the area was not densely populated until Sevastopol was founded in 1783 as a naval base and fortress on the southern boundaries of the Russian Empire.

Most of the city’s history is linked to its military glory, the very name Sevastopol translated from Greek means ‘magnificent, glorious’. The name seems justified, the city having survived two prolonged attacks during the Crimean War of 1854-1855 and World War II. The city was twice destroyed and twice rose from the ashes.

One of the main monuments on the Primorskyi boulevard is the “Scuttled Ships Monument” During Sevastopol defence by the entrance of Northern bay in the 1854 and 1855 years Russian sail ships were sank, “to protect the entrance from enemy vessels on raid and by this to rescue Sevastopol” (Nakhimov). In memory about it on to project of sculptor Adamson, architect Feldman and engineer Enberg in 1905 not far from past Nikolayev battery was created the monument.

On underwater basis the square platform with 9 – side is delivered on which the plinth is organized. From its raw granite blocks stands the eight-sided pedestal, where placed slender korinph column, headed with bronze statue of eagle with outstretched wings and wreath of Glory.

I love walking by the seaside on the Primorskyi boulevard, love eating ice-cream there, love seating in the sun and in the moonlight, when the waters of the harbor are filled with millions of lights! i just love this place! especially in september or in april and may. These month are the best ones to visit the city! Cause the sun is warm, but not too hot, the trees are green and the flowers fill the city! and (the most IMPORTANT reason) thousands of tourists hasn’t arrived yet!!! and the city is clean and empty))) so here are some pics of this part of the city))) supersampler shots by me)) japsix
horizon and B&W shots by dmigor (www.lomohomes.com/dmigor)

written by japsix on 2009-02-16 #places #location #seaside #crimea #sevastopol #primorskyi-boulevard

10 Comments

  1. grad
    grad ·

    Supercity, Dasha!
    My dream!

  2. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    I like the colors and the atmosphere in # 2

  3. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Interesting read, japsix! And nice gallery!! I've only passed through Sevastopol briefly, but it seemed like a really beautiful city, I'll have to come back some day!! =)

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent ! Many cameras and processes ! That's a LOMOlocation !

  5. japsix
    japsix ·

    thank you!!!)))) i really love this city, so it's just great, that you liked my review too))))
    Vlad, you should go there!!!! for sure!!!! and the best time to do it is close)))
    may is close!!)))

  6. louvetau
    louvetau ·

    даша, впишешь? :)

  7. japsix
    japsix ·

    что вписать?))))) и куда?))))

  8. ropi
    ropi ·

    It sounds and it looks like an amazing place!! It's full of history! I think you should take a lot of pics everyday!

  9. japsix
    japsix ·

    @ropi thank you so much! yeah, Sevastopol is a wonderful city, i really miss it and try to visit my parents and my beloved city as often, as i can! and you are absolutely right, when i'm in Sevastopol, i take a lot of pics every day)))) come visit one day!

  10. ropi
    ropi ·

    I didn't know this city existed until you liked one of my pics! But a few weeks ago, I started learning Russian thanks to another lomofriend... everything happens for a reason, don't you think? :)

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