Today we walk through the city of Kostroma.


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.

3. This parallel Ostrovsky Street (former Moscow) was built with the old merchant houses:


5. There are also post-war Stalin buildings:


7. House of Schepetilnikov built in the early XIX century, in which some time later the orphanage housed. Rotunda at the corner of the house - it seems to be characteristic of residential architecture Kostroma past time.

8. Go ahead. On the right there is the house of merchant Akatov built in 1792.

9. Incidentally, the current Ostrovsky Street is - an old road in the Ipatiev Settlement, which, in fact, is my goal.


11. The number of wooden houses is increasing to the historical outskirts of the city.

12. The house of merchant Vorobyov. It’s also the end of the XVIII century.

13. A house of Mishin, which can be seen on the left, behind the trees, was built a hundred years later. Among other things, its architectural appearance in the eclectic style reminded me of... St. Petersburg Choral Synagogue.

14. Old Kostroma and students coming from the lessons...

15. And here, by the way, is the school, building with an interesting history. In the XIX century, it was the first house of the merchant Yudin, and in the 1870s the building was significantly expanded and given to be a real school. The learning process, as we see going on here today too...

16. So I walked to the end of Ostrovsky Street. On the left you can see the building of the shoe factory, on the right is Khrushchyov houses (Khrushchyovka), and ahead you can see clearly the bridge over Kostroma River - the left tributary of the Volga. In its mouth, the river is not so narrow, and the bridge over it is long enough. In the summer I would have passed it on foot, but in winter, I decided to save time and use public transport.

I caught the bus, although I dislike this kind of transport.

17. In general, the bridge (built by the way, not so long ago - in 1986) overcome, and I got out of the bus already on the right bank of Kostroma. Before the eyes the wooden houses and domes of the Ipatiev Monastery appeared.

18. Collegiate fence:

19. The view of the monastery from the north side:



21. Bishops housing. A little further you can see the domes of the Holy Trinity Cathedral. But this is not the cathedral, in which the kingdom of Mikhail Fedorovich was crowned. That was destroyed by the explosion of gunpowder in 1649, and the church that we see today was rebuilt three years later.

22. As you can see, I went on a frozen Kostroma River.

23. Slightly to the right of the Monastery stands a wooden church of the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the name of the holiday, which is celebrated on the day after Christmas) of the middle of the XVI century, brought here from the village of Kholm. And more to the right, you can see the domes and bell tower of the church of St. John the Evangelist of the XVII century.

24. Church of The Cathedral of the Virgin closer:

25. Church of St. John the Evangelist was closed at the time, as well as territory near the temple. Around the temple there are lots of trees, and therefore it’s quite difficult to view it. Therefore, it was discovered that I took a picture a dome only.

26. Wooden buildings:

27. A little closer to the bridge over Kostroma River is a chapel of the Holy Royal Martyrs (i.e., shot the royal family), built in 2012, probably to the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.

After seeing the Ipatiev Monastery and what is next to it, I saw the sights of the neighborhood, standing on the ice of Kostroma River.

28. And the left bank of Kostroma River opposite the monastery is quite picturesque old industrial area. On the right side of the frame you can see the plywood plant based in 1913, and then - furniture factory.

29. This view of the mouth of Kostroma and the right bank of the Volga. In the picture is clearly visible Church of the Nativity in the Settlement of the middle of the XVII century. I saw her at the end only here - from afar.

30. View of the Volga region with its high-rise buildings...

31. And this view in the opposite direction. In the frame you can see the bridge over Kostroma River, and behind it Kostroma CHPP-1 smokes. Note the abundance and density of smoke - a sign of fairly severe frost.

In general, this place reminded me Pskov last winter, when I visited the Mirozhsk monastery in Zavelich'e in the exact same weather, then walked on foot across the ice of the Velikaya River.

32. Returning to the left bank of Kostroma River, I continued to explore the city center. Now I moved along the avenue of Textile workers.

33. On the left you can see one of the buildings of the second city hospital. The building was built probably in 1930s.

34. Wooden Architecture of Kostroma:

35. Sovcombank. I did not understand - whether it's the old pre-revolutionary building, or a quality replica.

36. Many of the wooden houses are in quite good condition enough.









45. Tekstilshikov Avenue in the opposite direction.

46. House with wooden carvings on Pyatnitskaya Street:

47. The monastery is closed and opened only Epiphany Cathedral, the entrance to which is from the street. In this case, the walls of the monastery are high enough and it stands, being surrounded by dense urban buildings, and therefore the Domes of the monastery are almost invisible.

48. Opposite the monastery is quite atypical building in Kostroma. This is apartment house Tretyakov, rebuilt in the late XIX century from manor of Solodovnikov.

49. There are two apartments of Tretyakov houses here as well, and second one stands in the neighborhood.

50. Opposite the monastery stands a very interesting building. This is - a monument of modern architecture, the beginning of XX century. No, this is a factory-in kitchen, built in the style of constructivism... in 1930.

51. Continuation of Simanovskiy Street (this is one of the radial roads):

52. And I'm moving on Pjatnitskaya Street:

53. This is another building in the classical style:



56. The next radial street is – Lenin Street.


58. And this is the State Bank building built in 1903. A little further stands dwelling house built in the 1920s-30s.

59. Next door, in the yard, you can see the church of St. John Chrysostom built in the middle of the XVIII century on the site of the dismantled wooden one. Incidentally, this temple during the Soviet era never closed.

60. So I went to the junction with Knyazev Street and Mira Avenue. The foreground shows a house of the XVIII century, and then - red brick eclectic building of spiritual school, built in 1894, and since 1920 occupied by the hospital.

61. Turning to the Prospect Mira right, you can come back to Susaninskaya area.

62. But I decided to turn to the left while to go through a bit of Mira Avenue to the north. Left and right - the pre-war residential constructivism of red brick.

63. Next the historical buildings almost finished:


65. Basically, there are post-Soviet nine-quart buildings, amid one of which stands a memorial to World War II.

66. On the right you can see the city circus:

68. Sometimes among Soviet homes you can come across old wooden:

Then I did not go. At this point I sat on the trolley and went to the town center, getting off the trolley again at the intersection with Knyazev Street.

69. Mira Avenue in the evening:

70. And this is - Kostroma Drama Theater. The building was built in the end of XIX century and was originally intended for this purpose. Incidentally, this is one of the oldest theaters in Russia (remember that first Russian theater appeared in the nearby Yaroslavl city).

71. The Noble Assembly building, designed by architect M. Prave in the beginning of the XIX century. Now it is occupied by the Historical and Art Museum.

72. This is the building of the provincial museum, built in a rather pretentious pseudo-Russian style in 1909-1911. Its view reminds me the bank building on the Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street in Nizhny Novgorod.

73. Stalin houses:

74. By the way, in the same evening, when it was already dark, and I was beyond the Volga, but I almost did not take a picture of that part of the city. However, it is mainly the Soviet sleeping district. And here's the only picture that I took in that part of the city:

By the way, there, on the right bank, is an interesting object, like an old rail station.

In the next morning my path lay in a southeasterly direction - in the Ivanovo region.

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