Pokrov city is located in the Vladimir region, 100 kilometers far from Moscow (8 km from the border with the Moscow region). The city is famous for its cakes, also in the city well-known brands of chocolate are produced; there are jewelry factory and brewery. I visit this town at least once a year, mostly come here for cakes.
A monument to chocolate (Chocolate Fairy). This monument came here in 2009.
Today we walk through the city of Kostroma.
2. Next to Susaninskaya Square, on Tekstilshiki (textile workers) Avenue – there is an interesting example of the pre-war Soviet architecture. The windows are framed by grand columns, between which are sculptures of the pioneers.
It is rich in history, a provincial town in the southwest of Belarus. Of all time (the first mention in 1019) it belonged to various principalities. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to explore the city better. However, this time was enough to imagine about how the western outpost of Belarus lives.
In general, there was an impression that the whole Belarus is a smooth transition from Russian disorder to European austerity.
And it manifests itself in many cases, ranging from traffic and asphalt pavement to smile staff in stores. And all would be nothing if I would not meet a taxi driver who personally shocked me. Talk about him later, but for now ahead for a walk.
Brest is - the perfect place for travelers by car traveling to Europe. The proximity of the border, the presence of attractions, tourism infrastructure makes the city very attractive for short stops. When we only went there settled for the night, but when we went back, spend the whole day. The first thing that strikes the city is perfectly clean, I would say even licked. I have a hunch that in such a state, it was brought before the World Hockey Championship - 2014 which was held in Minsk. That is so true "front gate" authorities cleaned to a high gloss. I would be glad if I'm wrong, but there's always so clean there.
Travel in the Murmansk region - Teriberka.
1. First, I need to explain why someone calls village as Teriberka, and someone as Lodeinoe.
How, what and why this map fragment will help us to understand. Teriberka itself was founded first, and already in 1930 settlement Lodeinoe appeared, which was later attached to the Teriberka. But the locals still call the left side of Teriberka as Lodeinoe and local school, for example, is called - Lodeynoe secondary school.
2. Let's get started with the "old Teriberka."
Most of the pictures in this post were made by phone.
3. If someone does not believe that in Teriberka everything is bad now, then you need to visit it yourself and see everything on your own. There is no need to go far; there are a lot of the houses like this.
The Nizhny Novgorod region - it is the whole of Russia in miniature, and if the north of the mouth of the Oka, you are in get somewhere near Tver, the fifty kilometers to the south you find yourself closer to Samara and Voronezh:
Grigorovo and Veldemanovo are located about five kilometers away from each other in a straight line, and in 15 kilometers - on asphalt roads, but they refer to different areas – Perevozsk region and Bolshemurashkinsk region respectively. We first went toward to Veldemanovo and Perevozsky District remembered with pretty forged columns at the curb, and obviously made in the same workshop: