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.
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.
We reach the Volga and turn right on the Volga embankment.
Under the linden trees are sleeping at home.
Volzhskaya famous gazebo, lights reflected in the Volga.
Sleep merchants’ mansions.
The ship sails along the Volga, like a morning dream.
The building of the Museum of History of Yaroslavl city.
Lovely Ilyinsko Tikhon Church.
Ilyinsko Tikhon Church, by the way, stands on the site of the very first church in Yaroslavl, felled by Yaroslav the Wise.
Day breaks. Ahead of the trees become rich dome of the Assumption Cathedral.
Over the Yaroslavl on the Volga, sunrise of the cloudy day.
Wakes the city worker.
We spit on the old city of Yaroslavl, formed by the merger of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers.
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.
In the old day comes Yaroslavl. We are in the old place Yaroslavl – Rubleny city.
Church of St. Nicholas Rubleny city.
At the church of St. Nicholas in the City Rubleny good look from the outside.
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.
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.
Now go through the center of the old city of Yaroslavl.
But the sun appeared.
Chapel of Alexander Nevsky.
The building of the Free fire brigade.
What a dinky house on the street Musketeers.
Even the famous house “16 pillars” built in the Soviet 1937 copies Yaroslavl antique. Interestingly, many of the proletarians lived in these homes?
The streets of the old city of Yaroslavl amazingly friendly.
“Губернскiя присутственныя мъста”. This is not the mayor’s office and the municipality ?
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.
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.
In the center of the old city of Yaroslavl is often possible to meet artists.
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.
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.
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.
In the Assumption Cathedral inside of bright and solemn.
Modern icons and frescoes of the Assumption Cathedral in the old city of Yaroslavl.
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).
Ilyinsko Tikhon Church in the evening light.
Yakushkinsky descent from the Volga embankment. There used to be raised with the goods arriving ships.
Beauty-ship on the Volga.
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.
What inside of frescoes, knocked off the feet!
A little more, and the old city of Yaroslavl completely melted at dusk.
Old city of Yaroslavl – the city of the departed forever Russian World. The city in which you want to return again and again.