What good in Samara
• What is good in Samara
Yesterday I told you about the bad Samara. I am glad that the post has caused so much controversy. The reader might get the impression that everything is bad in Samara. This is not true. You just have to be able to see and good. A rare gift in our time, not all cope. For someone wooden houses - is rotting filthy sheds that need to quickly carry, and for some it is a picturesque historical buildings, which can be hours to explore and photograph. Remember where we're going first of all, for example in the East? All are only interested in "old town". All these narrow streets, bazaars, smells, noise, long history. This is the heart of any city. No one was interested in sleeping quarters and high-rise buildings and shopping malls. In Samara, also has a heart.
The main plus Samara - a huge potential for tourism! I have been in hundreds of cities around the world (160 countries, if that). What is at Samara? Excellent location - just over an hour by plane from Moscow. Airport, of course, far from the city, but if you put high-speed train to the center, it will solve the problem. The city is located on the river, but the water is not divided into parts, like Nizhny Novgorod, for example. Evening when I was walking along the embankment, I even thought I was going along the coast, somewhere in Nice or Cannes. The lights on the other side of the Volga recall standing in the raid ships. Very beautiful. Plus, the city has an interesting topography. Most importantly, in Samara has not yet destroyed the city center, which is necessary to do an architectural reserve. Ufa and Kazan are the envy of interpretation, they are all their possessions taken down, hahahaha. Center in Samara is quite compact, for it is pleasant to walk. Samara I am somewhat reminded Odessa. I do not know what's probably its elegant courtyards. In general, if you invest a little money in Samara, then after 3-5 years it could become a major tourist center on a par with Moscow and St. Petersburg. Of course, the main attraction Samara - cats. I have already said that we need to develop a line on the cat Russian capital. Again, a good topic for tourism.
Most Samartsev proud of its waterfront. It was built in several stages, and it is really good. If you ask Samartsev about his city, then you will probably answer: "Everything is bad, except for the waterfront"
All very clean and tidy. Mayor demolished the waterfront all the kebab, it is now possible to walk.
On the waterfront bike path there. On the one hand it's cool, but we must not forget that the bike - it's not only fun, but also public transport. The authorities need to think about it.
benches, urns. All very worthy. Incidentally, the tile is laid very high quality. In Moscow, so I do not know how.
and used to be like this:
good playground on the waterfront.
There are no nasty fences.
One can see that intelligent people did embankment. One of the most important criteria for the organization of public space - to people of all ages can find something to do. We also usually only think about small children. In Samara, on the quay placed horizontal bars. simulators, made table tennis.
The beach. In general, all right.
Pleased toilets. It is unclear why they were on the podium? It was possible to bury them on two feet, to do the steps and ramp.
This is also a toilet. Everything is clean and tidy. Design controversial. I would be on the waterfront did something interesting.
The descent to the beach
In winter, skating-rink here:
The beach in summer:
Even in Samara there is a pedestrian street. Gryaznenky, battered, but if the wash will be cool.
Go through the tram lines
The police chasing drunks from the pedestrian zone.
At Revolution Square (like the name) stands Lenin and red asphalt. Asphalt collapses in and around all the red dust and dirt. Handsomely.
With all the pavements have a ramp on the road. In terms of barrier-free environment Samara is a cut above Moscow. The best part is that I have not met a nasty underpasses in the center. Everywhere zebra and traffic lights. Moscow is not even dream. Try to go through the land of Tver.
Not a very good option. But here it is necessary to pay attention to trash near a pedestrian crossing. In general, a lot of boxes in the city - it's good.
The locals are a beer in hand at an angle of 90 degrees. And, still are. I do not know what causes it. Maybe in Samara second bottle is always given for free? In any case, dexterity and ingenuity Samartsev can only envy.
A local woman walking along the road, as the pavement destroyed.
And of course Samara yards. In Samara you can go just for the backyard!
very scenic and beautiful.
See what beauty in the center. Almost every Samara courtyard hidden here is a treasure. It is only necessary to know how to look for. Walking through the city of Samara. I feel at a great flea market, where every house, every street stores its history. Yes, dusty, dirty, but there is a special charm.
Samara - one of the most pleasant Russian city for walking.
You can find the restored old houses. It looks good, although I'm not sure what it was originally so bright. Or it was. In any case, it's better than nothing.
Very emotional outskirts of the city. Generally, where rarely meet such a peaceful atmosphere in Samara.
The new shopping center
Local "Cherkizon". A hotbed of all evil.
Roads reverse motion. On the roads in all not very much. Terrible traffic jams.
Put the camera.
My dear tram.
Even in Samara a lot of cyclists. We immediately see a normal city.
In Samara there are still underground.
Metro here carries the air. No they do not particularly enjoy. In cities such as Samara, metro nafig not needed. It is necessary to build a normal tram network, and everyone will be happy.
In general, Samara makes a very good overall impression. This is the city where you can safely go on holiday. You will not regret.