Neo-Gothic Castle "Swallow's Nest"

Neo-Gothic Castle "Swallow's Nest"
«Neo-Gothic Castle "Swallow's Nest"»

This picture of the one of the most recognizable symbols of Crimean Peninsula I decided to publish and dedicate to the current date of celebrating the second anniversary of reunification Crimea with Russia. Friday March 18, 2016 marks two years since Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Crimean leadership signed an agreement on the accession of the Republic of Crimea to Russia, after 96 percent of the Crimean peninsula’s population expressed support for the move in a public referendum. Crimea is Russia forever! Greetings to all!

The decorative Neo-Gothic castle "Swallow's Nest" (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned from the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

Read more: Swallow's Nest - The Symbol of the South coast of Crimea.

Photo #055 taken on September 12, 2013


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