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Author Topic: Russia's Golden Ring Cities - Золотое кольцо  (Read 29797 times)

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Re: Золотое кольцо - Russia's Golden Ring Cities
« Reply #175 on: July 26, 2011, 01:18:36 AM »

(You can't see the name but its a Studebaker. Ford played all sides of the war with factories in Germany, Russia and the USA.











(The odd looking bus to the right is a Renault. There is a nameplate on the front grill but its not visible from this angle.)

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While the official name of the town is Rostov, it is better known to Russians as Rostov Veliky, or Rostov the Great. This name is used to distinguish it from Rostov on Don, which is now a much larger city. Rostov Veliky is 202 km to the north east of Moscow.

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Re: Золотое кольцо - Russia's Golden Ring Cities
« Reply #176 on: February 18, 2012, 07:58:58 PM »



Next stop: Pereslavl-Zalessky

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Re: Золотое кольцо - Russia's Golden Ring Cities
« Reply #177 on: February 19, 2012, 07:23:17 PM »
Pereslavl-Zalessky (Переславль-Залесский)



(photo: sobory.ru)


Pereslavl-Zalessky is one of the most ancient towns in Russia, founded in 1152 by prince Yury Dolgoruky. The town is halfway between Moscow and Yaroslavl, about 130 km (2.5 hours) northeast of Moscow and lies on the banks Pleshcheevo Lake.





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Pereslavl-Zalessky is home to the Cathedral of  the Transfiguration of the Saviour, often called Russia's "pearl of architecture" because it is the oldest surviving monument in Central Russia.



(photo: State Museum archives)


Not only is this the home to the oldest surviving structure in Central Russia, it is also home to Lake Plescheevo (Озеро Плещеево), a popular spot for weekends and holidays year around with swimming-boating-camping-fishing in the summer months and since the lake freezes over in winter it serves for ice fishing-skiing-ice skating in winter.



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It was here at Lake Plescheevo in 1693 that young Peter the Great constructed his "funny fleet" which would become a prototype of the first Russian fleet on the Baltic sea.






There is another interesting attraction in the small town...



(Directions to Blue Stone)


If you come this way on the Golden Ring you must visit, and touch, the famous Синий камень (Blue Stone) at the edge of the lake.









In past centuries this stone was worshiped and many locals feel that it possesses special healing powers. A grayish blue on dry days, when wet the surface turns into a very shiny dark blue. Geologists say that the blue color is formed by the refraction of light against grains of quartz.


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There are many smaller blue stones all around this area but this large one has held a special honour in the area for centuries.



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Re: Золотое кольцо - Russia's Golden Ring Cities
« Reply #178 on: February 19, 2012, 07:50:38 PM »

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Transportation: While there is no train station in Pereslavl Zalessky, the town is located along the highway from Moscow to Yaroslavl and bus service is available. For more information tel: (08535) 2-30-75. Buses leave from Moscow bus station (Shelkovskoe shosse 75/2) daily at 11:00, 17:15, 19:55, and 20:15.

The area map is very cool! http://www.pereslavl-zalessky.com/map/map8_en.htm



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Because of the Lake, Blue Stone and Monasteries, this little town has become quite the tourist attraction. The quality of several are actually very nice as they tend to be more along the "bed and breakfast" type facilities. Some are in town and others cater to Lake visitors.

Hotels:
http://www.hotelpereslavl.ru/ (hotel in town)

http://arthotel.ucoz.ru/ (art hotel--unique and interesting)

http://www.plescheevo.ru/ (stunning, modern cabin at lake)

http://www.pereslavl.ru/turizm/hotels/alb/ (Very modern, relaxing)

http://www.pereslavl.ru/pages/rio/

http://www.hotel-roza-vetrov.ru

http://www.westhotel.ru/

http://www.nawigator.ru/

http://www.tr-melnica.h12.ru/hotel.htm



(photo: Boris Mavlyutov)


Restaurants:
Here is a listing: http://www.pereslavl.ru/turizm/restaurants.htm


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Re: Russia's Golden Ring Cities - Золотое кольцо
« Reply #179 on: February 19, 2012, 08:47:18 PM »
Most visiters are attracted here for the churches and monasteries. One Monastery pre-dates the town's founding in 1152.


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(All Saints Church built in the 1600s is now a state museum.)



(Church of the Preparation of the Lord; photo by sobory.ru)




(Saint Nicholas Monastery; photo by melanyja.livejournal)




(Trinity Danilov Monasery; photo by sobory.ru)




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At one time the town had 5 monasteries but 2 were destroyed by the Soviets and the rest turned into museums and prisons. Today 2 are operating again as monasteries.

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Re: Russia's Golden Ring Cities - Золотое кольцо
« Reply #180 on: September 17, 2012, 06:52:45 PM »


The sacred town of Sergiev Posad, for generations having served as home to the Russian Orthodox Patriarch, is next on our tour of Moscow's "Golden Ring."

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Re: Russia's Golden Ring Cities - Золотое кольцо
« Reply #182 on: July 15, 2017, 11:20:47 AM »
13 vintage photos of Russia’s Golden Ring towns that will melt your heart

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Oh, yes!!!
My heart is melted!!!
I brought my husband to see Golden Ring before we got married.
The first picture of rotunda in Yaroslavl!!!  OMG!!
There were many locks on fence.
He asked me about those locks. Then we saw a wedding.
Just married couple placed their lock on fence and threw the key to Volga.
So, after we got married, I had a surprise!!!
He brought me to a beautiful waterfall, we had our lock on fence, and we threw the key to the waterfall.
We often stop there. Our lock is still there, a little bit rusted. It's our secret.


 

 

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