Gold ring - Yaroslavl
One of the most vivid impressions that has left Yaroslavl - an acquaintance with Ian Levine. It is difficult to describe in a few words what he was doing. We can say, the city collects the details and tells their stories. Although Levin office abounds meeting different artifacts, collect it not literally and figuratively: exploring their causes, looking for meanings attributed to them and the author is working on saving them.
Yang agreed to hold a tour for us and tell about Yaroslavl with the unusual side. We met him at the hotel, and a leisurely stroll along the center and the waterfront ...
The first thing Jan noticed a white-blue coloring of curbs - it's fresh urban innovation. As we have already noticed, in all the other cities of the Golden Ring popular standard yellow-green combination:
It turns out that initially hatches are conventional iron cover, but over time it became clear that passers constantly slips on the smooth surface. After that, the metal began to render the embossed pattern:
The statement that the hatches are in the sewer - not true. These two, for example, hide the phone communication, as can be recognized by the abbreviation GTS (City Telephone Network):
And this is my observation - a monstrous conglomeration of signs, advertisements and announcements (18 pieces) on a tiny section of the facade.
The building of the State Bank was built at the beginning of the last century after the events of 1917. On the one hand, the corner of the building is decorated with a hammer and sickle - a symbol of the new government, on the other - a cornucopia, a symbol of prosperity and well-being. "Architectural NLP" in action:
This is - one of the buildings of confectionery factory honorary citizen of Yaroslavl merchant 1st guild Platonovich Vasily Kuznetsov. Yang pointed out large two story window. These windows had a purely practical value - to show passersby what was happening and sold domestically. Simply and effectively:
The rich and complex window frames carved by hand by skilled craftsmen. Ian laments that the faces looking at Epiphany area for a hundred years, are likely to be removed and replaced with soulless plastic. What could be an interesting piece of city with history, will go to the dump ...
A modern monument of Yaroslavl with the symbol of the city - a bear. Once an hour the bear growls at passers-by in the hidden depths of the dynamics:
Nearby is John's office. Inside his office an impressive exhibition of urban artifacts:
Perhaps the most interesting - the signs insurance companies that Ian twists to houses (in agreement with the residents, of course). Previously, the insured property was noted brand logo of the company: the company - it is an advertisement for the owner - the status. Tablets were made by masters and tried to outdo each other. Whole era and interesting phenomenon - this could be another historic part of the city:
Of course, he loves to travel and has traveled already a lot of cities and countries:
As our guide said, after "homelessness in Cuba," he was filled with revolutionary spirit and established the original porcelain pointer to the address of his office:
Yan - an ardent supporter of the city's landscaping and flowers adorned the facade of the building:
On the left - part of the office, on the right - the government of Yaroslavl region. Feel the difference:
On the other hand is a symbolic kilometer zero of the Golden Ring. Pillar, which represents the starting point was found during the construction of a building in the city center itself is the oldest resident of Yaroslavl:
Former hotel Constantinople. Special glamor was considered to have a huge balcony where eminent guests read in the morning daily newspapers and sipping coffee:
Took to the waterfront:
Yang said that this temple was some scandal - the people promise to restore the small church and otgrohali a cathedral, not very typical of the traditions of the Yaroslavl:
Yaroslavl arrow. This complex on the waterfront "offered" to build Gazprom, and he could not refuse Yaroslavl. On the one hand flows the Volga, on the other hand - the river Kotorosl. the river's name comes from the Old Russian verb "manager that", that is, to argue. "Controversial" river is named because it is unclear where it originates:
Sign - "horses is not the place here." It is set to once and for all prevent the emergence of horse manure on the waterfront:
Thousands of laurel wreaths in the fence had a meaning - a symbol of military triumph and victory over Napoleon:
According to legend, this house is associated with the hero of the novel "War and Peace" by Andrei Bolkonsky, who also died on the Volga embankment:
Yang says, in nature there are two types of street hours - those that are and those that show the wrong time. This is the first kind:
shows one of the oldest artifacts - kolesootboynuyu cabinet:
It is now predictable cars in the management and Yaroslavl when riding in a carriage with horses, the latter to behave inappropriately and go on an unexpected path. To coach or not broken fence facade of the house, installed cabinets are here:
semicircular staircase goes to the coaches of the governor's mansion. Lord could get right by the door, not moknuv in the rain, for example:
The old plate with the house number. Yang said that his eye on her:
In Yaroslavl there is the practice of preserving the old street names. Not in the address book, of course, but in the form of tablets on the buildings:
Yaroslavl Our tour guide told a lot of interesting things, it's only part of it. If you're interested to learn more, and even more so if you are a resident of Yaroslavl, I recommend that you read the book of John - "100 parts of Yaroslavl". Fascinating reading for anyone interested in cities, our country's history and life.
I am very glad that there are people who are trying to preserve the history of their city. I have already said, it seems that the main attractions of the Golden Ring cities - temples and monuments to Lenin. This, of course, important monuments, but not the only ones. All of our city is rich in history, which can be restored and recognized by the little things that collects Ian Levine.