When absolute beauty turned into absolute horror

Suzdal is a wonderful little town in Vladimir Oblast. It is one of the oldest Russian towns, and it is the smallest of the Russian Golden Ring towns with population of less than 10,000, but a major tourist attraction. Several of its monuments are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wikipedia lists 17 notable monuments in the city and there are even more... Continue Reading →

The Church of the Remarkable Lady

This is Успенская церковь, or Church of the Assumptionon on Kremlin Street in Suzdal, Russia. On the outside it is painted in dark red, with white edges that underline the original, irregular architecture.

900 years alone

Most of the Golden Ring tours takes tourists directly from Vladimir to Suzdal. And that's a mistake. Between the two lays a lesser known, but magnificent little jewel. The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl is a rare example of XII century architecture. Situated at the confluence of Nerl and Klyazma Rivers, no one... Continue Reading →

Suzdal Sunset

I realised that in the past few days the blog pictures have all been with a muted colour palette, with lots of white, grey and black. To "remedy" that, luckily I can always go back to one of the incredibly colourful sunsets that Russia so often rewards you with. The picture above was taken in... Continue Reading →

25 below

As I wrote yesterday, a good picture should always tell a story. So, in this respect, today's picture in not a good photo, as it does not tell much of a story on its own. But this time it comes with a real story. And I think it's a story that deserves to be told... Continue Reading →

Evening activities in Suzdal

Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns and the smallest of the Russian Golden Ring towns. In spite of being a very popular tourist destination, for Russians and foreigners alike, it is still possible to visit Suzdal in the winter time and experience the quite life of a rural town in the evening, when locals go... Continue Reading →

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