0 Likes

Сhurch of the Transfiguration - Hosta
Sochi
Copyright: Andrey Golubev
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8964x4482
Uploaded: 10/10/2013
Updated: 15/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: church; orthodox; religion; old building; flowerbed; autumn; evening; tree; hosta; sochi; russia
comments powered by Disqus

Andrey Golubev
Сhurch of the Transfiguration - Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Hotel in Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Children's park in Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Monument to the fallen Red Army soldiers - Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Aerary on seacoast - Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Children's park in Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Children's park in Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Pier on the Black sea - Hosta
Simonyan Sergey
Khosta.
Andrey Golubev
Грязелечебница "Мацеста" в Хосте
Andrey Golubev
"Luch" Cinema - Hosta
Andrey Golubev
Mudbath "Macesta" - Hosta
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
BOLIVIA - Salar de Uyuni
Adam Czapla
Cracow, the Main Square - night tour
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Harireh Historical city
David Burton
Dinosaur room at Thanksgiving Point
Willy Kaemena
Arequipa Plaza Armas
Andrei Zdetoveţchi
Old projector room at Cinema Modern, Suceava
Willy Kaemena
Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
Alex Zamuruew
soi_street
Alex Zamuruew
kvai_3
Willy Kaemena
Peru Rail Andean Explorer 4313m La Raya
John Willetts ARPS
Bossiney Haven, Cornwall
Willy Kaemena
Cusco Plaza de Armas
Andrey Golubev
Homestead Polenovo
Andrey Golubev
Modbath Macesta
Andrey Golubev
Ascension Monastery of the Caves
Andrey Golubev
866hdr 3d
Andrey Golubev
Alexander Nevsky Lavra
Andrey Golubev
Ethnoworld
Andrey Golubev
Joseph of Volokolamsk monastery
Andrey Golubev
Ponds in Ekaterininskiy Park
Andrey Golubev
Holy Bogolyubsky monastery - Bogolyubovo
Andrey Golubev
Kremlin of Kazan
Andrey Golubev
Kremlin in Kazan
Andrey Golubev
Cathedral of the Assumption in Dmitrov
More About Sochi

The first settlers on the territory of Sochi appeared 400-350 thousand years ago in lower Paleolithic age. A plenty of artifacts and archeological monuments were discovered and studied here: caves, open sites, ancient settlements, dolmens, ruins of fortresses and temples, burial grounds and mounds. Archeological works conducted in the area of Sochi denoted the territory as unique in variety, number and concentration of archeological monuments, 200 of which are registered and looked after. Among them are a Roman-Byzantine fortress on the river Godlik, a medieval cathedral in the settlement of Lo’o and etc.  In the period of 4-1cc BC on the northeast Black Sea coast tribes of Geniokhs inhabited the major part of the area modern Sohi occupies. Aboriginal historical monuments well preserved to our days must be comprehensively studied. Starting the second half of the 16th century the Caucasus turned into the cockpit for Russia, Turkey and Persia; as the result of the war the Black Sea coast from the mouth of the river Kuban to the fort of Saint Nikolay passed to Russia. Later, in the 19th century several forts were built in Sochi, their ruins are regarded as historical monuments. After the Caucasian war of 1864 the aboriginal population was forced to leave their mother land. Native dwellers were replaced by the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Byelorussians, the Armenians, The Georgians, the Greeks and other nationalities forming a cosmopolite people stock of modern Sochi. The end of the war marked the beginning of study of the Black Sea coast therapeutic factors. However, Russian government wasn’t able to develop the new lands on its own and, in order to fix the problem, entrepreneurs and businessmen of that time were offered to invest money in the Sochi Region. Russian bourgeoisie saw the true value of the land; that is why so many estates, which used to belong to famous families of the past can still be found in this rich and beautiful land. An important role in Sochi’s becoming a resort was assigned to the special commission conducting the study, with start in 1898, of the Black Sea coast right from Novorossiysk to Sukhumi. The survey proved that, due to natural resources the Black Sea coast possessed, balneotherapeutic and climatic health resorts could be constructed there. Sochi got the city status July 31, 1917, when estates of rich Russian noblemen, counts along with imperial mansion Dagomys were determined as a part of the city. In the end of 19 – the beginning of 20cc. the peculiar architecture style of Sochi was being formed. The main principle of the construction implied creation of the city - garden. The architecture style was specified by pavilion-shaped houses special to parks, as architects tried to make the layout of the city and the natural landscape form a perfect whole.After the revolution of 1917 the city was intensively reconstructed, especially in 1930s. The soviet government sponsored building of numerous sanatoriums, bridges (civil architecture monuments) and other complex facilities. Sochi becomes the all-soviet health resort.In 1961 Sochi annexed the districts of Adler and Lazarevskoye and, according to the new borders, stretched for over 150 kilometers along the Black Sea coast. Now Sochi is developing very fast, as it hopes to hold Olympic games-2014.