Old City: Yaroslavl – the spirit of Veliky Novgorod

Старый город Ярославль дух Великого Новгорода

Yaroslavl Center, the old city, is surprisingly similar to old European cities.

In Yaroslavl, we got the golden autumn in early October, 2 years ago. And still it does not pass the impression that we have not visited the “Russian” but “Western European” city.

Let us try to understand where the European spirit in the old city of Yaroslavl, located 282 km north-east of Moscow.

Referring to Russian history. Amazing facts are discovered.

It turns out that the territory of the Upper Volga region, which is now located Yaroslavl and Rybinsk, 9-10 centuries settled by immigrants from the Great Novgorod – novgorod slovens.Novgorodians were a special breed of Russian people.For example, in the 13-14 centuries, they were almost all literate, while the literacy in Western Europe in those days was very far from being universal.

Bridge, for example, in Novgorod there 100 years earlier than in Paris. In Novgorod there was a first in Northern Europe water. At the end of the 13th century Novgorod had 30,000 inhabitants, while the total of 20 000 London.

In the Middle Ages Novgorod was “supereuropean” city, as an example for the whole of Western Europe.

Unfortunately, after the defeat by the “oprichniki” of the Ivan the Terrible of  the Novgorod in 1570, the novgorod  spirit waned.

Many of Novgorod families, artisans and merchants in the late 16th century moved to  his countrymen to Yaroslavl.

The genius of Novgorod moved to Yaroslavl.

Residents of Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl province – Yaroslavl renowned throughout Russia its acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, prone to various crafts and even appearance.

Yaroslavl peasants, for example, were appreciated by the fact that served as translators from English, Swedish, Finnish and other languages to the rich merchants ..

Let’s walk through the center of Yaroslavl, in his old town.

We start walking early morning golden autumn, when the old Yaroslavl covered dusk, no one in the streets, and there is a complete illusion that we are in the Russian World in the 19th century.

On Musketeers Street (now Ushinskogo street) we go to the Volga.

Ярославль Срелецкая улица Ушинского прогулка фото

We reach the Volga and turn right on the Volga embankment.

Under the linden trees are sleeping at home.

Ярославль Волжская набережная прогулка фото

Ярославль Волжская набережная прогулка фото

Volzhskaya famous gazebo, lights reflected in the Volga.

Ярославль Волжская набережная беседка

Sleep merchants’ mansions.

Ярославль Волжская набережная купеческие дома

Ярославль Волжская набережная купеческий особняк

The ship sails along the Volga, like a morning dream.

Ярославль река Волга теплоход

The building of the Museum of History of Yaroslavl city.

Ярославль Волжская набережная прогулка фото

Lovely Ilyinsko Tikhon Church.

Ярославль прогулка Ильинско-Тихоновская церковь

Ilyinsko Tikhon Church, by the way, stands on the site of the very first church in Yaroslavl, felled by Yaroslav the Wise.

Ярославль Ильинско-Тихоновская церковь

Day breaks. Ahead of the trees become rich dome of the Assumption Cathedral.

Ярославль прогулка Успенский Собор

Over the Yaroslavl on the Volga, sunrise of the cloudy day.

Ярославль Волга рассвет

Wakes the city worker.

Ярославль Волка рассвет

We spit on the old city of Yaroslavl, formed by the merger of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers.

Ярославль Которосль

What a beautiful Cathedral of the Assumption! It is built on the site of the old Cathedral of the Assumption, blown up by the Bolsheviks in 1937.

Ярославль прогулка Успенский собор

In the old day comes Yaroslavl. We are in the old place Yaroslavl – Rubleny city.

Ярославль прогулка Волга набережная Рубленый город

Ярославль прогулка Волга набережная Рубленый город

Church of St. Nicholas Rubleny city.

Церковь Николы Рубленый город

At the church of St. Nicholas in the City Rubleny good look from the outside.

Ярославль церковь Николая Чудотворца в Рубленом Городе

One of the oldest churches in the old Yaroslavl is the Church of Our Saviour on the Town. She stands at the border Minced city. There once roared trade square.

Ярославль церковь Спаса на Городу

What is the Church of the city the ideal form. Built by the townspeople. Now even wildly imagined that after 1926 beautiful Church of the Saviour of the city was used as a warehouse.

Ярославль церковь Спаса на Городу

Now go through the center of the old city of Yaroslavl.

Comfortably. Comfortable.

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

Spassky barracks.

Ярославль Спасские казармы

But the sun appeared.

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

Chapel of Alexander Nevsky.

Ярославль часовня Александра Невского

The building of the Free fire brigade.

Ярославль Вольная пожарная дружина

What a dinky house on the street Musketeers.

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

Even the famous house “16 pillars” built in the Soviet 1937 copies Yaroslavl antique. Interestingly, many of the proletarians lived in these homes?

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

The streets of the old city of Yaroslavl amazingly friendly.

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

“Губернскiя присутственныя мъста”. This is not the mayor’s office and the municipality ?

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

In the old city of Yaroslavl especially admire the house of the governor, which stayed Russian emperors, beginning with Alexander I to Nicholas II. Together with the Governor’s garden in the old house of the governor of Yaroslavl forms a veritable palace complex.

Дом губернатора в Ярославле — дворец — губернаторский сад — Ярославский художественный музей

Дом губернатора в Ярославле — дворец — губернаторский сад — Ярославский художественный музей

Дом губернатора в Ярославле — дворец — губернаторский сад — Ярославский художественный музей

The born of new family. Brides were so many that they flew through the old city of Yaroslavl as a butterfly, leaving the petals of red roses.

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

In the center of the old city of Yaroslavl is often possible to meet artists.

Ярославль прогулка по центру фото

We walk in the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in the old city of Yaroslavl.

From the belfry of Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery offers a great view of the old city of Yaroslavl.

Вид на Ярославль сверху

Вид на Ярославль сверху

Such beauty there are few, very few. Not by chance, the historical center of Yaroslavl declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is a pity that in July 1918, during the suppression of the popular uprising as a result of the barbaric bombing of the entire center of Yaroslavl Bolsheviks was largely destroyed. And much have not been restored.

Therefore, it is valuable revived the spirit of Russian antiquity in the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in the old city of Yaroslavl.

Старый город Ярославль - Спасо-Преображенский монастырь

Старый город Ярославль - Спасо-Преображенский монастырь

Come out of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery and walk now in the evening to the old city of Yaroslavl.

Cathedral of the Assumption decorated perspective of the old city of Yaroslavl.

Ярославль прогулка фото

In the Assumption Cathedral inside of bright and solemn.

Успенский собор в Ярославле внутри

Modern icons and frescoes of the Assumption Cathedral in the old city of Yaroslavl.

Успенский собор в Ярославле современная икона

Успенский собор в Ярославле современные фрески

We continue the walk in the evening to the old city of Yaroslavl.

It goes deep into the old city of Yaroslavl Voskresenskaya Street (Revolutionary).

Старый город Ярославль прогулка фото

Ilyinsko Tikhon Church in the evening light.

Ярославль Ильинско-Тихоновская церковь

Yakushkinsky descent from the Volga embankment. There used to be raised with the goods arriving ships.

Ярославль Волжская набережная Мякушкинский спуск

Beauty-ship on the Volga.

Ярославль Волга теплоход

Church of Elijah the Prophet in the old city of Yaroslavl stands as the crown of creation. Church of Elijah the Prophet – the very embodiment of the spirit of the Great Novgorod, Yaroslavl. Because Elijah the Prophet was the most revered saints in Veliky Novgorod.

Старый город Ярославль Ильинская площадь церковь Ильи Пророка

Старый город Ярославль храм Ильи Пророка

What inside of frescoes, knocked off the feet!

Ярославль церковь Ильи Пророка фрески

A little more, and the old city of Yaroslavl completely melted at dusk.

Прогулка по центру Ярославля вечер

Старый город Яросавль центр прогулка фото вечер

Old city of Yaroslavl – the city of the departed forever Russian World. The city in which you want to return again and again.

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