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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Yalta



Yalta is the fun and bright face of Crimea. In the 19th century, it was the favorite holiday resort of the Russian aristocracy. During the Soviet Union it kept its special place as the main vacation place of the Soviet citizens as foreign travel was forbidden to all but a handful.

The seaside of the city of Yalta, is the place where you can find all sort of attraction and as well as many highend shops. Always a joy to stroll in the early hours of the evening..





 Yalta is also full of palaces. Here is one that we have visited: Vorontsov Palace, built by the Governor of Novorossiya Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov. Consruction completed between 1830 - 1848. During the famous Yalta conference of 1945, it served as the residence of Winston Churchil and British delegation.

 Famous Swallow's nest
 I also loved the artists' street where you can find very talented as well as untalented artists selling their painting. Check what Dimitri drawed for us on the right side of the photo..
 and last but not the least enjoyed the great wines of the region..

4 comments:

  1. They still have this ship - restuarant! I was there as a student-unforgettable holdiays indeed!:)

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  2. so much history and culture to explore ...but of course it is the drawing of Hera that captures my heart....looks like lovely weather too..

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