Excursions to the wooden village
- Malye Karely or an intersting trip around Arkhangelsk
in the car! Order it now!
I will try to write all the stuff in the informal
way, without a description of city's great historical past, its
political and economic meanings in the life of Russia and etc.
try to do it in the easy way to tell you about the city of an
Angel – about Arkhangelsk.
Arkhangelsk's skyscreaper. 24 storeys. Lenin sq.
( photo by Jurij)
A little bit of history: the city was founded
in 1584 by the order of the tzar Ivan IV “Redoubtable”(or “Terrible”).
Firstly it was called Novoholmogory (New Holmogory). Afterwards
it was renamed Arkhangelsk (Archangel) from the monastery of Archangel
Michael situated in the center of the settlement. It is the first
sea commercial port in Russia. It is the place of the first great
victory of the Russian navy over Swedish one. It was happened near
Novodvinskaya fortress in the Northern Dvina's mouth. Arkhangelsk
is the point of departure of different expeditions headed by Chichagov
V.J., Litke F.P., Pahtusov P.K., Rusanov V.A., Sedov G.J., and
others. At the time of the Civil war at the early 1920s Arkhangelsk
was occupied by American and English forces. While our country
was fighting with fascist Germany Arkhangelsk had been the only
port in West Russia free of occupants and our allies had been able
to supply the USSR with weapon and provision.
And now let's talk about modern Arkhangelsk, about Arhara (a short
name of our city). It is presently a little city in the North of
Russia. There are around 370,000 habitants there . Not too much
Sea-River station. The Square of Profsojuzov
(photo by Jurij)
I am destroying the first myth of Arkhangelsk —
there are no white (polar) bears walking around. There are no
brown ones too. Some elks appeared in the streets of the city,
but it was long ago.
Arkhangelsk is a mixture of faceless blocks and slummy wooden
houses. Nevertheless there are some streets being able to tell
interesting stories of the old city.
The old house is not far away from the center (photo by Valtsu )
First of all it is the Chumbarovo-Luchinskogo street. . But now it is like
a country road, without a hard cavering. There are too much
mud there, but houses standing in the street are beautiful!.
Most of them are wooden, some are really old and others are
built in the style and the spirit of the pre-Revolutionary
times. Also there is the wooden pavement (mostki).
Pomorskaya street has some old private residence
too. There are museums in the most of them. The Museum of Stepan
Pisahov (a northern story-teller and an artist), The Museum
of an art familiarization of Arctic and The Museum —Country-seat.
There are two nice little side-streets nearby. It is the Teatral'nyj
side-street and Bankovskij side-street . There are some remarkable
buildings. They are destroyed a little, you know, the Time
is cruel and there are no money as usual. It ' s Russia :).
Also the Church of St. Nicolas is too nice, what is situated
opposite the Palace of Pioneers.
The Kalinin's House. Pomorskaya st.(photo by Jurij)
The oldest building in the city is the Gostinyj Dvor (Guest
yard), or rather its remains in the Embankment of the Northern
Dvina. . It is the fact — the most part of the fortress
is destroyed by the modern city and the remains look awful.
As I told above our government has no money for it:(.
It is necessary to talk about our Embankment. It is a place
of rest for our dwellers. Just walk up and down it, you wont
regret! . In summer
it is heaps of cafes with shashlyki and beer. In summer it
is a multitude of cyclists and runners. And at last, summer
is white nights what you don't want to spend for sleeping.
In winter it is a snowy river spaciousness — too beautiful —
and a small group of skiers:)
Pur-Navolok Cape. The place of Arkhangelsk's foundation.
Embankment of the Northern Dvina (photo by Jurij)
Not far away from the city the village Malye
Karely is situated. It is a museum of wooden
architecture. When you are among the old wooden Pomor houses
and there is the ringing of bells everywhere you can get
a sense of the ancient Russian tale! Also different celebrations
are conducted there. Russian women and men in the Pomor
clothes entertain museum's guests with their performance.
Besides Malye Karely is an expanse for skiers and snowborders!
And the expanse for common guys liking the sliding down
Our people like sport, especially active one. Therefore our
city has an golden bandy team “Vodnik”! So I can say northerners
are friendly . Unspiteful . Who really loves the sport can't
be spiteful, but we also have outcolders (bad guys) —
it is the North, you know!
In any case the city will be branded in your mind. Maybe it
will be nice recollection may be bad, it depends on you only.
But if you have not been in Arkhangelsk, come to our little city! Welcome!
The city administration. Lenin sq.(photo by Jurij)
Guest Support Service. Ask what
you want to know about Arkhangelsk!
At the left - the city from the river, at the right - Troitsky
pr. (photo by Jurij)
At the left - Kuznechevsky bridge, at the right - Krasnoflotsky bridge (photo
The Guide: Life in Arkhangelsk.
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send it to me:), I will
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