• Bright Arkhangelsk
For the first time visited Arkhangelsk. Northern cities are especially good in bright sunny weather. Maybe that's why the city like, and can actually city is so good?
I came here for one day, at the airport took a car and habitually went aimlessly.
In search of the city, went to the traditional post-Soviet cities Lenin Square. Well here as everywhere: the city committee, the regional committee of the council of people's deputies, police ... Oh, yes, now because of the other, - the building of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Arkhangelsk region.
The Government of the Arkhangelsk region, the children's world ...
View more distracting from the overall ensemble of Lenin Square, but not contrary to the general background of the Soviet city. )
The Council of People's Deputies, apparently now the City Duma? And here and there! Regional Assembly of Deputies.
The building of the Northern State Medical University. On the ground floor as it is customary - a private clinic.
"Reindeer" - an obelisk in honor of the association of Arkhangelsk, Vologda regions and the Komi Republic and the Nenets Autonomous District into a single North End. Hmm, I wonder what kind of a union? It turns out there was a period from 1929 to 1936 when all of the subjects were single territorial unit centered in Arkhangelsk. In general, we then enjoyed the different experiments ...
square ensemble was formed in the mid-70s, in an era when tenders were called Union competition. The result was a kind of "high-tech 70" from Moscow builders.
The artistic contribution of free street artists of the XXI century.
Not without complaints, I must say.
Comrade Ulyanov here just after the All-Union scale. An exact copy of a plaster statue stood for the Presidium of the XXVII Congress of the CPSU. Remember, in 1986, the Kremlin Palace, the four rows of the elders sitting on the stage, and behind them, our hero? And they say that this is the last monument to the leader of the established in the USSR. It was in 1988, the era of freedom, openness and empty shelves ... Something tells me that the conversations around the installation of the monument was not enough.
Here, set the main urban facilities Arkhangelsk XX century: "24-storey building design organizations," or simply Archangel skyscraper. Now kind of a business center. Hey, Archangelsk, tell me how to get to the roof? I'd like to look at the city from above. I'd flown in specially.
The apotheosis of Arkhangelsk constructivism can be called handsome "house connection"
, or simply "Post Office". Personally, I like it more "house connection" than fashion cuts. So in fact it is possible and to any "arhgubispolkoma" agree ...
Closer to the waterfront of the Northern Dvina, Archangel looks patriarchal.
Immediately it becomes somehow warm and cozy. A breath of antiquity, and its former glory.
You bet! Tsar Peter think big, even though he was in his great intentions inconsistent. It is hard to imagine the Russian Empire without St. Petersburg. But it could happen, and so that the state would become the capital of Arkhangelsk. At that time, the largest city in the north of Moscow, Novgorod larger. Powerful and the only seaport of the state. Hence the king's love of Archangel; Hence, the peak of its historical significance as a major seaport and commercial city of the state of those days.
On the waterfront and well today. There are creative ideas and marginalized citizens.
It is easy to catch the wind and philosophical ideas ...
It seems the king Peter caught a strange breeze of new philosophical ideas and ravaged the city of Arkhangelsk in fact issued a decree of 1722 prohibiting foreign trade. That apparently was the wind changes the Baltic ...
Schooner "the West" is the conflicting interests. On the one hand, it is at the center of the city. On the other - has no relation to the Arkhangelsk shipbuilding, as built in Finland. Moreover, built back in 1949 ...) Finally, due to the present day, its name is genuine interest from some progressive or marginal (there could be someone like) walks of life ...
And around urban beauty, however.
The building of the former Customs 1876 construction, is now the Art Museum of Russian culture of the north.
Sunday stories of St. Nicholas Church, built in 1906 and closed in 1930. What happened after? Very interesting. Most likely used as a warehouse or printing press (for some reason, frequent typographical organization once Church buildings). In the 90 - Reconstruction and new life.
The wonderful views of the former showcase town facades. Even today, for the appalling state of hiding cute mansions XVIII-XIX centuries.
Pedestrian crossing leads to a former storeroom, miraculously preserved to our days almost intact. Once this territory belonged to the farmstead Nicholas Karelian Monastery.
Another view of the St. Nicholas Church. Temple must say "advanced", with its own web site.
the artistic development of the Arctic Museum. Pay attention to the clearly commercial origin of the building.
Another unique building of the former church Skoroposlushninskoy Sura monastery. Now the city Military Commissariat. By the way, the building still has not returned to the Orthodox Church.
In place of patriarchy comes infinitely modern, practical and unfortunately tasteless ...
Office of the Northern Shipping Company. Today SMP fleet of 34 units ... As the saying goes, and there was a time ... But in fairness, 34 ships - is also not bad. Serves regular lines connecting Arkhangelsk and St. Petersburg to the ports of Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre. Also it works on the Northern Sea route.
"Voenkomat"! Building-goal. By the way, it organizes special tours for young people every spring and every autumn. ) Even personal invitations send out employees of this institution! Some lucky)
Seaport of Arkhangelsk. Went inside, thought to learn the schedule approach the courts and maybe some transport lines ... What do you think is rich in Station?
Construction Archangel Cathedral of the city of Arkhangelsk.
Meanwhile, at the dock during loading costs small research ship "Professor Molchanov". Curiously, in which to prepare for the expedition ship today? There was a time when it chartered the forwarding company "Oceanwide Expeditions", for expedition cruises in the Arctic. Now, like walking in the framework of the expeditions "Arctic Floating University". Here is a description of his previous voyage. Eh! I would go! ) Have called anyone?
Archangel "home" icebreaker "Kapitan Evdokimov".
And after him Severodvinsk Bridge - the first, linking Arkhangelsk with the "mainland" on the Northern Dvina River. It turns out that before the 1964 delivery of goods and passengers carried by the river and by winter road? Yes. Live and learn! )
Most interesting, with a lift. It is true today in the reconstruction works only rail traffic (I think there are no alternatives?).
In contrast to the railway, automobile variants of transition of the Northern Dvina there, that's for them that I rushed in search of the road to the legendary Kholmogory!
Arkhangelsk to me very much. And you?