FC: Podporina Anna | Places I'd Like to Learn Better
1: Travelling is amazing! It is very interesting, exiting and wonderful. Almost everyone likes to travel, to see new places, to receive new emotions and impressions and of course to know more about the planet on which we live. I choose this topic, so I want to share with you my impressions about places in which I was and to tell you about the country to which I want to have a trip.
2: I begin with Crimea. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. The Crimea was one of the most famous resorts in the Russian empires since the 18th century. It remains a favorite resort of Ukrainians and Russians because of its warm sea, its clean air and its bright sun. A series of invasions has made the art, architecture and other parts of culture what it is today.
3: When I was small girl I visited Yalta, it is very unusual place, I was surprised because of great amount of palms, I thought that they can grow only in southern countries.
4: But when I visited Nikitskiy Botanical Garden I was in delight. Such a perfect place!!! This superb example of architectural landscaping is also the largest scientific-research establishment by area in southern Ukraine. More than 28,000 species and hybrids of tropical plants have been assembled here.
5: The arboretum is one of the finest in the world. The trees and shrubs are planted in individual groups or picturesque clusters that blend into a single artistic design. There is also a wonderful rosarium and a special display of clematis and chrysanthemums. A visit to Yalta is not complete without having visited these beautiful gardens.
6: Everyone who visits Yalta dreams about visiting and admiring the beautiful scenery - the unique castle “Lastochkino Gnezdo” (Swallow’s Nest) restaurant on the lovely Crimean coastline. The castle was erected from the design by the famous architect A. Sherwood and is the place from where one can enjoy beautiful views of the Cliff of Parus (Sail), of Yalta, of Yalta Bay, of Ayu-Dag (the Bear Mountain). According to many visitors “Lastochkino Gnezdo”, is one of the best of the best restaurants in Crimea.
7: This is a very approachable place on a very unapproachable aurora rock high above the black sea. Beside the castle there is a modern market where one can find hand-made pieces of ceramics, juniper, wood, coral, shells, photographs, pictures and many other keepsakes, which will bring pleasant reminders of “lastochkino gnezdo”.
8: As I was in Yalta in my childhood I was impressed by "Polyana Skazok" Museum (Meadow of Fairy Tales). It was the brightest influence on me. This open-air museum contains more than 200 sculptures that represent fairy tales.
9: Crimean artists, wood carvers and stonecutters created the pieces. The fairy-tale museum is a branch of the local historical museum. The museum is about 5 kilometers from Yalta and is near the very popular Yalta Zoo.
10: Yalta is not the only place to which I traveled, another place which I enjoyed was Sevastopol. It is a port city in Ukraine, located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimea peninsula. Due to Sevastopol’s military past, most streets in Sevastopol are named after Russian and Soviet military personnel. There are hundreds of monuments in various parts of Sevastopol commemorating its past.
11: The harbor at Sevastopol is part of a huge bay forming the mouth of the Chernaya (Black) river. From this quay there are numerous small boat tours around the bay, including close views of the Black Sea Fleet. A very interesting place to visit is the Sevastopol Navy Museum.
12: The main avenue of Historical parkway conducts to a world known monument. It is a panorama telling about one of episodes of a 349-day's heroic defense of Sevastopol - reflection by the defence counsels cities of storm June 6, 1855. The author of a panorama - founder of Russian panoramic art France Alekseevich Rubo (1856-1928), professor of a class battle painting of applied arts St.Petersburg Academy, and then valid member of this academy.
15: The City of Odessa is often referred to as "The Pearl of the Black Sea". Odessa is a beautiful cityon the Black Sea coast that holds a special place in the hearts of Russians and Ukrainians. A visit to Odessa is sure to be unlike a visit to any other city. In contrast to other cities of the former Soviet Union, Odessa is rich in Western European culture. Odessa is known throughout the world for its art and culture and has, what is considered to be, the second most beautiful and important opera house in the world.
16: Odessa National Academic theater of Opera and Ballet. The Theatre itself is interesting not only by us architecture, but by its rich creative biography. The great merit in the development of musical culture in the south of our country belongs, to this theatre. P.Tchaikovsky, N.Rimsky-Korsakov, Ezhen Izai, Pablo Sarasate and others performed their works. There appeared on the stage the actors, who glorified the home art the great singers: Antonina Nezhdanova, Leonid Sobinov, Tito Ruffo, sang here.
17: The ballet dancers were touring in Canada, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, and Portugal - with Maya Plisetskaya. The opera singers troupe consists of 40 people. There are 25 operas, such as "Carmen", "Aida", "Il Trovatore", "La Traviata" are in the repertoire of theatre.
18: Deribasovskaya Street is the walking street that is the heart of Odessa with it's many cafes, shops, and restaurants. The Passage Hotel building is particularly notable for it's fabulous design and sculptures inside the atrium passage itself located at the north end of the street.
19: Arkadia is the most popular beach and has the most happening there including night clubs, boat rides, live music, restaurants and other entertainment on offer.
20: I also want to mention several of the beautiful parks and squares in Odessa. Shevchenko Park stretches along the sea just outside the center. The City Garden along Deribasovskaya with it's monument to the musician Utesov and it's many handicraft vendors. The Soborna Square across from the Passage Hotel with it's monument to M.S. Vorontsov and it's many serious chess players. | bloom
22: And now I want to share with you about the country of my dream. It is Egypt. I want to travel there and enjoy the sightseeings of this country, to see the great heritage from the ancient world, including Pyramids and wonderful temples. I want to visit a part of the Holy Land, and tours to Christian and other religious monuments. Yet Egypt also offers nature and desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions.
23: Taking a moment to realize that Egypt is more than 7,000 years old and was home to one of the best documented civilizations of the world is breathtaking on its own. Across the centuries and millennia there have been numerous cultures and peoples who have lived in Egypt and ruled it too. The result of that nowadays, are the leftover monuments and memoirs representing cultural diversity, human life and survival through it all.
24: The greatest wish of mine is to visit Alexandria Bibliotheca. Alexandria Library is the famous Library of Alexandria is now being rebuilt on what is believed to be the original site of this great source of knowledge. The Library of Alexandria held the greatest collection of human knowledge at the time. Its destruction was a contributing factor to the decline in collective intellect of the classical world.
25: An oft-quoted fallacy is that the Arabs destroyed the Library of Alexandria when they conquered Egypt in the 7th century. This has been proven to be a mere fable, often used to malign Muslims and Arabs. In reality, the Library and its community of scholars not only flourished during the Hellenistic era of the Ptolemy’s, but continued to survive through the Roman Empire and the incessant turbulence of the Empire's most volatile and valuable city. For valuable indeed was the granary of the empire, which was also a prosperous trade center between east and west, linked to the Mediterranean and, not far to the east, to the Red Sea and Indian trade routes via a canal.
26: So, I become to conclusion and want to say that travels are very useful and interesting. Find new impressions and travel with pleasure