• About Belgorod
I like to travel one day. Morning came, walked, flew in the evening.
Usually I take the airport to rent a car, it is comparatively expensive (an average of 1,500 rubles / day), it is convenient and mobile. New, nice airport terminal, located in the city, goes straight to the city avenue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky. Let's go!
You know how it is going in a new city somewhere, intuitively determine the direction and stop where you like the look of, or interested in the object. So just five minutes from the airport, I was on the picturesque coast city Vezelka River (a tributary of the Seversky Donets).
Here are the BSU housing based, allegedly in 1876.
And between them there is a beautiful waterfront park Vezelka river, with a pedestrian bridge, funny monument "granite science",
, and a small, beautiful church of the Archangel Gabriel, the main entrance which is in the form of an open book with the commandments.
Agree, looks attractive, huh !?
It was at the end of May 2016,
therefore around lush green, and spring flowers.
In Kharkov hill in the city, it is a viewing platform. And it's interesting, you can immediately identify the most interesting destinations in the city.
There I was not alone, but in the presence of the great and valiant character of the earth's history, located at the foot of the monument to Prince Vladimir. It's about time to insert "two words" on the date of occurrence of Belgorod. There are several points of view. On one of them, the city was founded in 1596 on the site of an ancient settlement of the X century. Therefore, according to another version, the base year is considered to be 995 year BC Thus the city in 1995, crossed the 1000-year milestone. At first kings there was a military fort, then the district commercial city. When councils a major industrial center, railway junction.
During the Second World War, it was badly damaged many historic buildings were lost. The architectural appearance of the modern city took shape in the post-war fifties -semidesyatye of the XX century, and the two thousandth of the XXI century.
Hmm, Playground course removed from the city center and the landmarks of the city suburbs, much interest does not cause.
Although the views of the city is good. Nearly 390,000 people live in the modern Belgorod.
relatively not a big city, it seemed to me, a compact arrangement. Well, in general, a nice, clean, well-maintained and modern city.
Meanwhile, I moved to the center on Cathedral Square. Here are all the mass city events. The name is clearly of historical origin, because today none of the cathedral in the square is not observed.
In the center of the square, as usual, the Administration of the Belgorod region. Curiously, there is no Lenin ... But it was until 2013! Removed, and instead erected a memorial stele "City of Military Glory".
Across the street is the Department of Agribusiness of the Belgorod region. Curiosity, entered the official website of the institution, there are many exciting field of statistics. An amateur ....)
The headquarters of Statistics (Rosstat and the Federal Property Management Agency) Belgorod region. Civil avenue leading directly to the train station.
Drama Theater Shchepkin (was a Russian actor, a native of Belgorod Region). And none of the cathedral, as you can see.
So why the area is called the Cathedral?
By the way, almost the whole XX century it was called the Square of the Revolution. Upgrade.
A little away from the Cathedral Square is the beautiful Holy Trinity Boulevard, under the informal name "stometrovka". A popular place for walks and "party" of local youth. I was also attracted here the old city buildings, most likely 30-40 years of XX century.
Residential apartment buildings, which seems to be resettled hung announcement no later than 2017. It was demolished? Or complete restoration? What rumor?
In walking distance is the city of Victory Park and the river known to us already Vezelka.
The park seemed a typical Soviet city (military equipment, WWII Museum, overgrown alleys and so on. D.) Well, except that I found looks like labor glory of the Belgorod region ...)
Yes, seasonal fashion labels, 100 rubles. ))
A little away from the main square, is the Transfiguration Cathedral, built in 1813. Inside, everything is as usual in the old Orthodox cathedrals.
the outside, caught the eye of a curious message board, so to speak, the main tourist destinations of Orthodox pilgrims. And where is the Crimea? Disorder ...))))
There Belgorod and its "Arbat" - the street of the 50th anniversary of the Belgorod region.
This shopping street center of Belgorod.
Then you and the central market,
and a shopping arcade, and Gostiny Dvor.
Shopping malls, pizzerias, restaurants, parking lots ...
Well, in general, everything that makes me sincere sadness ... Let's go to the nature porelaksiruyu! )
I liked the Belarusian trolleybuses, which run through the streets of Belgorod.
Not far from the train station, just down the street is worth a locomotive with three cars from different eras.
Modest such Railway History Museum Belgorod branch UVJD. Unfortunately it was closed for lunch, so I was satisfied with only external views. Who will decipher the abbreviation People's Commissariat (it certainly is easy), and what data it refers (a little harder)?
The global car! Exactly.)
The urban fabric of the former Kirov Street,
now street Belgorod Shelf.
It is situated very beautiful and modern building in Belgorod State Philharmonic Society, which arose on the site capitally reconstructed in 2010, a former recreation center "railway".
In contrast Philharmonic - National Boulevard, on which we have already walked (where the central market).
It is true in this part of the boulevard is wonderful for a leisurely stroll and relax in the shade of perennial trees, which can not be said about the future of its continuing ...
As you know, I do not aspire to the objective disclosure of all the attractions and iconic places in the city, I'm just telling you about what I saw and heard on this trip. And my story would not be complete without the symbolic Belogoriya ...
There are places on the outskirts of Belgorod where the earth really is white. ) Probably from white limestone in the soil.
And finally, the Seversky Donets River, (approximately 60 km from the source). Further, it flows in Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, and returns to the territory of Russia in the Rostov region where it joins the River Don (total length of the river - 1053 km).
Perhaps all this. As you Belgorod? Like?