Saturday, October 6, 2012

More russian cards

Good morning! I just woke up and i'm already bored... This is my 3rd day off in a row (this doesn't happen that often) and i'm tired of beeing at home. I want to go somewhere today but the weather is a bit gray. Maybe after lunch the clouds decide to go away.

Updating is always a nice thing to do when i don't feel like doing anything else. These russian cards are the result of a trade with Lidiya, which contacted in the PC official site.

This 1st card is from Kislovodsk, a spa city in Stavropol Krai, which lies in the North Caucasian region of the country, between the Black and Caspian Seas.
The city is named after the many mineral springs around the city. On the card there's a 19th-century building of narzan baths.

I'm not sure about this one, but i think this is a card from Mount Elbrus.  This is a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Mt. Elbrus's peak is the highest in the Caucasus, in Russia. While there are differing authorities on how the Caucasus are distributed between Europe and Asia, many sources agree that Elbrus is also the highest mountain in all of Europe, or the highest in western Asia, narrowly exceeding another volcano, Mt. Damavand in the Alborz range in Iran. Mt. Elbrus (west summit) stands at 5,642 metres (18,510 ft); the east summit is slightly lower at 5,621 metres (18,442 ft). - in: wikipedia

This one is from Stavropol and it shows German Lopatin Monument. Lopatin was was a Russian revolutionary, journalist and writer.

Photo by Aleksandra Belova
From the Kizhi Island, a card of the Transfiguration Church. This church is one of the three wooden structures belonging to the Kizhi Pogost, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, since 1990.
The Church of the Transfiguration  is the most remarkable part of the pogost.

© Evgenia Petrochenko
Speaking of World Heritage Sites, these are some of the russian building belonging to the Unesco list. Gefsimansky Skit in Sergiev Posad; Qol Sharif Mosque in Kazan; Church on Spilt Blood in St. Petersburg; Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow; Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir; KIizhi Pogost on Kizhi Island; Church of Christ's Ascension in Kolomenskoye; the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Kazan and Moscow's Kremlin.

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