Tver. Russia. May 2013

 

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Tver one of the oldest city in Russia. Was founded in 1135. In 14 centure Tver struggled with Moscow to be political center of North-West Russia and until 1327 was a capital of Russia.
Tver was tipycal medieval city with Kremlin and radial streets came from Kremiln gates until big fire destroyed city in 1736. Yekatirina the Second gave Nowadays central part of Tver from 18 century.


Modern railway station.01_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

There is a new cathedral in front of railway station. Cupola ready to be mounted. 02_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Central street is quiet. Buildings came from 18 century. 03_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Ortodox church library.04_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Museum.
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Voznesenskiy Cathedral. Made in 1760. Few centuries before at the same place was wooden church. During Poland and Lithuania invasion at the beginning of 17th century this wooden church was burned. Then it was reconstructed from stone. Last upgrade was in 1760. 08_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Stalin period buildings. 09_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

 

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Drama theatre made in 1951. Previous theatre building was destroyed during Second World War. 11_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Municipal garden. Many centures ago here was placed Tver Kremlin. You can see that statue and walking roads placed in lowland. It is traces of ancient graff. 12_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

It is a chapel at the place where in a past was main Cathedral destroyed by comunists. At 2002 was installed stone and cross as a milestone for the first stage to rebuild main Cathedral. I hope in a few years we could see one of the rebuilded symbols in Tver. 13_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Of course Lenin stays at the main square of the city. Lenin says Hello brother to Saratov's Lenin :-)14_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

As for me it's very nice to feel yourself in 19th century. _Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Tver was founded by prince Michael, son of Yaroslav, and this statue devotes to him. 16_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

It is former Governor's house and Tver city Government 17_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Interesting building with clock. 18_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

When Tver was rebuilded new scheme seems like Saint-Petersburg. 3 main streets disperse to different sides. Main architecturers idea was to present Tver's heart to you. It seems like Tver opens hand to embrace you. 19_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

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Sinagogue. Made in 1913 and reconstructed in 2004. 21_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

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New district made in European style. Townhouses with small gardens. 23_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Another new district. 24_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

I guess it's the smallest house in Tver. 25_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

New appartment buildings like everywhere. 26_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

New regional Gazprom office 27_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Mosk. It was build in 1906. 28_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Mosk and Catolic church placed very close to each other. Catolic church is a brand new, 29_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Tver placed on Volga river. But Volga is not so wide here. _Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Embankment. Downstream view. 31_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Embankment and city park. Upstream view. 32_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Volga. Downstream view. 33_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

New Volga river bridge. 34_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Embankment on the left side of Volga is not so comfortable. 35_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Riverside station. I guess in Soviet time it was a lot of crouise ships with tourists. Now I saw only one small ship with 30 minutes tour. 36_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Now it looks like nobody cares about. It is very sad because in my childhood I had a ship crouise tour along Volga every year. From Samara to Moscow and back or to Astrakhan and back with a lot of stops at the small towns. Today ships stop only at the big cities. 37_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Just few meters from riverside station there is a Cathedral. At this place was an abbey founded in 13th century. In 1930th abbey was destroyed and riverside station was build. Today there is only a cathedral built in 1772 reminds us about ancient abbey. 38_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

In 1960th appartment building was built very close to Cathedral. 39_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Technical University. 40_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Little bit further a monument to Afanasiy Nikitin - Famous Russian traveller. He lived in Tver and had amazing journey to India in a 15th century. He is Russian Marco Polo. 41_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Old Volga river bridge. Made in 1957. 42_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Pedestraint street. 43_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

One of the beautiful buildings on pedestraint street. 44_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Administration building. Don't know exatly is it city or area administration. 45_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

From October till December 1941 Tver was occuied by German army. In 2010 Tver became a city of Warrior Glory. This memorial dedicated to it. 46_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

Interesting Tver feature is a dozens of unnamed monuments. 47_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

You can find it everywhere. 48_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

But there are no any notes and you can only guess to whom it could dedicated. 49_Tver_05-2013.jpg  

 

I spend in Tver just 4 hours and didn't see all sightseens. Also Tver has a lot of museums and next time I would like to visit them. Tver really intresting place with ancient history. Fortunately it is not so far from Moscow - just 2 hours and 30 minutes by train.  

 

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