Walk through Konigsberg
• Walk on Konigsberg
There are cities in Russia, about which no one knows. There are cities that everyone knows. The reasons for this are different - the history, outstanding personalities, significant events, specific features.
Kaliningrad is one of those cities that everyone knows. Area-island, separated from the rest of the country by other states, and the Kaliningrad (until 1946 Koenigsberg) - a city with a rich history, is very different from the history of Russia, once the former German, but after the war, along with East Prussia temporarily transferred to the USSR. But as you know, there is nothing more permanent than a temporary - Today the Kaliningrad region is the westernmost region of Russia.
The hotel "Tourist" in which stopped our group, we set off into the heart of the city with a guide. Frankly, before the trip, I imagined that kind of Kaliningrad city with old European buildings, something reminiscent of the Polish and Lithuanian cities. But .... you need to better know the history.
The appearance of the city closer to the modern rather than the ancient city. The thing is that in 1944-1945 the historical center of the city was almost completely destroyed by the first American and British bombing and then the advancing Red Army. Many partially destroyed buildings did not recover, and finally destroyed and in their place build new ones. Of course, this greatly changed the face of the city, and Konigsberg became Kaliningrad
One of the main attractions of Kaliningrad-Koenigsberg - Cathedral on Knayphov island. This is one of the few buildings in the city center, which is reduced, but not completely destroyed.
Cathedral dates back to 1333 and its history, it was the main temple of Königsberg
The cathedral has two towers, which are orthodox and Lutheran chapel. On one of the towers, you can see a very beautiful antique clock
For some reason, this photo I have is an old European classic sense
At the end of the cathedral is the tomb of the famous philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Sculpture of Duke Albrecht about Cathedral
Inside the cathedral a huge organ hall with two bodies. On the far side of the cathedral from the right side of the small body ...
A directly above the entrance - a huge main body
On which side do not go up to the cathedral, it is an incredibly photogenic and textures.
We are fortunate in Königsberg - we were just in the Indian summer.
Time Breath on the island Knayphov
In the city you can see a lot of interesting details. For example, trash cans, which are still alive in 1939, when the city was still called Königsberg.
Kaliningrad is considered to be the domain of smiths. And now, out there, that you can see on the street ravernutye kuznenye fur and hear the sound of hammers.
View of the Cathedral and the Honeymoon Bridge, which is a pedestrian and connects the island Knayphov and Oktyabrsky Island
Fishing Village Quarter - the quarter on the banks of the river Prigoli, was built up in the style of old Konigsberg.
Lighthouse in the fishing village
Houses directly on the River
The colors of autumn city
Keeper of the High Bridge, which is responsible for its withdrawal.
The former Königsberg Stock Exchange, now the House of Culture of seafarers
The destroyed during the war, the old railway bridge in front of the Museum of the World Ocean. He was bred on the principle of raising the average Protel. Today, the average span dismantled
Southern flight and the famous inscription "Happy Birthday, Mom!"
A loving couple harbor cranes
to view the cranes, flour and Carriage Works for island Kosse
The two-storey bridge connecting the north and south shores of the river Prigolya. A bridge, as the name implies, consists of two layers: the top - rail, bottom - motor. At present this is the only railway bridge in Kaliningrad through Prigolyu.
He Grown on the principle of raising the mid-span on the basis of the lift to a height of nearly 20 meters.
Interestingly, the bridge of today can not be raised to its maximum height, t. To. There is a risk that then it can not be omitted.
One of the exhibits of the Museum of the World Ocean - Submarine Museum B-413
Research vessel "Cosmonaut Victor boys" - the only ship of space communication in the world, having on board the museum.
Until 1994 it was part of the command-measuring complex for satellite control and mission control and interplanetary stations for receiving and processing information, establish communication with the astronauts. It was a floating measuring point on the world's oceans. To carry out this work, the ship was equipped with a universal telemetry system and special equipment.
The ship and now performs their previous tasks: provides a link with the International Space Station.
Most of the pictures in this post is made during walk on a boat on the river Prigolya. It is a pleasure just 300 rubles, but in 1, 5 hours of swimming under the Kaliningrad bridges can be seen very many interesting things - from the old buildings to unusual bridges and port cranes ...