Zherdevo village is located about 55 km from Tula and 5 km from Krapivna. Either I selected bad route, or I just should not go there in the February thaw by car, but the last kilometer I had to walk.

Zherdevo village is located about 55 km from Tula and 5 km from Krapivna.

Near the church itself some man came to me and said that I go on private land, although, neither a fence nor any other hints were not.

1. Vorontsov Palace is – one of the most beautiful places in the Crimea, lost in the shadow of South Park whether knight's castle, or palace of the Moorish kings, both toy and fundamental.

The palace was built from 1828 to 1848 years as a summer residence of a prominent Russian statesman, governor-general of the Novorossiysk region Count Mikhail Vorontsov. It was designed by the English architect Edward Blore. The architect did not come in Alupka, but he was well aware of the terrain. Material for a construction database was chosen, mined nearby. Red Square is also paved with diabase mined from this place.

Vorontsov Palace is – one of the most beautiful places in the Crimea, lost in the shadow of South Park whether knight's castle, or palace of the Moorish kings, both toy and fundamental

In the construction of the palace mainly peasants from the Vladimir and Moscow Province were used. Stonemasons and Stonecutters hereditary were involved in the construction, who had experience in the construction and relief decoration of white stone cathedrals. All work is done by hand, with primitive tools. The largest volume of excavation was carried out from 1840 to 1848 with the help of soldier battalion who built the terrace of the park in front south facade of the palace.

Before the October Revolution, The Vorontsov palace belonged to three generations of family Vorontsov. After the revolutionaries came to power, Vorontsov Palace was nationalized. In mid-1921 Vorontsov Palace was opened as a museum. In 1941, the Great Patriotic War began. Local authorities did not evacuate the exhibits of Alupka, and indeed of many other museums of the Crimea. Museum danger of destruction twice, and both times it was saved by a senior fellow at the museum S.G. Shchekoldin. The invaders stole a lot of art treasures, of which there were 537 paintings and drawings, and only a small part of the paintings was able to find after the war and return to the palace. This is described in detail in the book written by Shekoldin "Never mind the lions."

One of the first cities in the Moscow region was Dmitry based by Yuri Dolgoruky in 1154. Now Dmitrov, that won the competition as the most comfortable city in Russia, is a good place for a weekend trip from Moscow and the surrounding areas.

 

01. To get from Moscow to Dmitrov, located 50 kilometers north of the capital, is very simple. From quiet Savyolovsky Station the train rides 1 hour and 20 minutes. The station building of Dmitrov was built in the late XIX century.

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