Urban Legends of Nizhny Novgorod
• The city of Nizhny Novgorod legends
Nizhny Novgorod - the city where the river converge and diverge legend.
On them we are here and hunt.
Five in the morning. Dawn on the Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod. The city - 26 kilometers.
Radiant companion Andrew, six hours drive which turned into the very kayfovye pursuit of truth, discussion of the matter of the universe and the nature of the divine, what are friends in the kitchen at 5 am.
With the exception that we in this kitchen is also going in the windows We look.
Living on arrival in wonderful Kofehostel known not only to the residents of the city, but also far beyond.
The secret of success is simple - friendly owner who loves his city, a comfortable interior and a café on the ground floor with the most delicious coffee in Nizhny Novgorod. Place landmark - live here and visitors to the city festivalschiki, and the couple, and there bloggers. It has become a tradition.
The main hero of the frame (and indeed the whole of our journey, that here) - chemokatik given to us by Messenger. Travel. As part of the comfort in travel guys, of course, ate a dog: nothing is more convenient, we have not yet met.
access to the city. Monument to the sailors of the Volga flotilla of three, died in the battles of the Civil War in October 1918.
Loving local monument called "hazing" - the first is old mother sailor, followed by a sailor, after lagging rookie.
Another urban legend - that the bus route 71, owned by entrepreneur Kargin. Unlike the rest of the municipal transport, travel in it is not worth 20 rubles, and 15. And this fact might seem not noticeable, if at some point is not turned urban civil movement with all the attendant out rallies, strikes, mediaboynyami and other mass entertainments. Krasin now the local Che Guevara.
In Nizhny Novgorod, we are waiting for Artem Filatov - another brilliant collection tripsterovskoy insiders, cultural, professional guide, an employee of UNN them. Lobachevsky. Specialist in the history and mythology of urban spaces. What we need.
We examine the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and listen to stories. Noteworthy is one of the legends associated with the name of rocker tower. In 1520 Astrakhan Tatars headed by Sain Giray besieged city. Tatars tried cunning to seize the Kremlin and night getting to its walls. And early in the morning one of the women went to Nizhny Novgorod on the water. Seeing Tatars, she took an unequal battle with them and has scored ten yoke (!!!) until someone of them failed to kill her sword blow. Tatars have become thoughtful: what is there to the soldiers, if the girls have so brave. And get out of harm's way on the sly.
Proud of silence and go further.
The Kremlin in the early 2000s, 24 hours a day was opened, there were gatherings of punks and other youth subculture.
spring Symptom - Chkalov stairs on set telescopes.
One of the main reasons for discord residents with local authorities - the demolition of historic buildings. One can understand both sides: on the one hand, the old and dilapidated wooden housing unsuitable for life and looks awkward on the background of a modern, rapidly developing city. On the other - many of these houses are an absolute monument to the era, its history and the jewel.
Imprinted on the camera, perhaps the last days of the old patriarchal despotism of the Nizhny Novgorod.
Nizhny Novgorod art house gets out
We go up on the cable car that leads from the Lower to the manufacturing of its appendage - the city of Bor.
We noticed the inscription. We demand a legend. There was all really interesting: last year it was in Nizhny Novgorod stopped on its way from America to Asia exhibition of contemporary Austrian art "Wanting real." The exhibition was very cool, created a sensation in the Russian artistic coterie, and drove on. But a piece of it in the form of letters-nadpsi aliens remained in the memory of Nizhny Novgorod.
When space zaslantsy decide to still fuck us some things, you see, the Lower-alone and survive.
On the cable car got into the epicenter of the cyclone, the wind blew with such force that frightened residents even experienced severe Bora, who go to work every day since.
Listen to stories about how because of bad weather here at times spend in limbo over the river for a few hours.
In the extreme case, we stare at the window - there are very nice.
Vladimir Ilyich Silver waiting for us on arrival in Bor.
Lucky us to shoot charitable institutions against the backdrop of a thunderstorm. Or maybe it's just so in all cities where there is a word Novgorod (Great, as you remember, we were also threatened at one time).
Before us is the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
A sacred place for the citizens, which are in a hurry to meet him, to consecrate their Easter cakes.
Fishermen closed season on quite a small rowing channel ice.
Without stories do not get along, and then: a separate subject of urban legends - how many fishermen came off and rolled away on the Volga in the spring ice floes in the current year compared with the past.
Sunset on the Volga embankment. Top ...
... and the Lower.
Loop through urban courtyards towards the hostel.
Night street lamp covered with golden light, very comfortable.
We notice the seal, without which would not pay attention to something more entertaining: a picture of a local craftsman mounted directly in oblichniki old house doors.
In general, together with plastic windows, old brick and masonry turns this elegant ornament reminds Sochi Olympic pattern:
We spend the night in the hostel. In the morning down to taste the most legendary coffee. Very tasty, responsible.
to go out and meet new luxurious samples of old wooden architecture of Nizhny Novgorod. This house at least a hundred years.
House really in poor condition, so plan to resettle residents. One snag - the new housing plan to issue on the outskirts, residents riot (today-these grow old hearth located in the heart of the city), say, "I used from here on the Volga ran to swim in shorts when little was, and now me to the middle of nowhere They want to evict. "
About the middle of nowhere and hell, we all learned back in Moscow, residents sympathize with and move on.
Street Great Intercession - Nizhny Novgorod Arbat. Long rows of art vernissage make this city site in one large open-air gallery.
According to the stories, there are artists that marked for 50-year-old "work experience" in this place.
passed one house, we hear the sonorous guitar gash and we can not help but look inside. We find inside lepniku, tiled stove, antiques and the future of the Nizhny Novgorod rock music - Anomaly in the midst of a group jam session.
Know casually, that in this house at one time lived Gorky and was the first edition of the magazine in the world in the cause of river "Nizhny Novgorod Gazette Shipping Company and the industry."
Music downright conquers a place in our today's walk: look in the Nizhny Novgorod Choral College. Sivukhin.
On Sundays, there are at singing lessons under rukovostvom Vladimir Alexandrovich Popov, more than thirty years of bringing up the traditional choral music within the walls of this institution.
Vladimir itself has become a local living legend, poluchiviv decree of the President of Russia the title of "Honorary Worker of Culture of Russia" and became the winner of the city's main prize in Nizhny Novgorod.
Meanwhile, Spring Street, Easter Sunday and residents opened Barbecue season. All broke the fast, in general :)
The city beach was flooded with sunshine. Citizens lost in flocks on the coastal strip.
Sormovskiy park - here, it seems, the main place where stories are born city. Residents of companies come here to eat dishes brought from home, have a drink and mentally scratching languages in the fresh air.
We dive in Nizhny Novgorod underground jungle and sincerely rejoice in their restless inhabitants:
We decided to finally pay tribute to the Nizhny Novgorod Sport: looked at the football match of the championship (first division) club between Nizhny Novgorod "Volga" and the team "Luch-Energia" from Vladivostok.
For the sake of this image is already worth it :)
The match, alas, left us indifferent, can not be said about the enthusiasm of the local fans. Support team is able to, it is a fact.
We go out to the forecourt.
Rendezvous with Nizhny Novgorod and its epics coming to an end
Industrial Zone of the Lower escorted us rays of sunset and beautiful shots.
What can I say - Nizhny very sincere.