Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tobolsk - Russia

One last card from Russia to finish this set of russian cards.
This is a card from Tobolsk, historic capital of Siberia, sent by "littlesquirrel". It was one of my favorites!  

Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast.
Tobolsk is the only town in Siberia and one of the few in Russia which has a standing stone kremlin (Tobolsk Kremlin): an elaborate city-fortress from the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. Its white walls and towers with an ensemble of churches and palatial buildings spectacularly sited on a high river bank were proclaimed a national historical and architectural treasure in 1870. - in: wikipedia
Some of the principal monuments in the kremlin are the Cathedral of St. Sophia (1683–1686) and the merchant courtyard (1703–1705), both on the card.

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