Little short of the sanatorium named after S. M. Kirov, in the mysterious depths of the mountain Mashuk famous hidden lake Proval . the entrance to which is guarded by two lions.
Through stone well (its height is 41 m and diameter 15 m) daylight penetrates deep into the mountain, where a deep crack rises from the bowels of the earth of mineral hydrogen sulphide water. In the left part of the lake depth of about 11 m, about 1.5 m. the right Temperature to about 50 degrees.
In the times of Lermontov’s the thrill there’s dancing over the lake: on the initiative of Prince Golitsyn, V. S. famous architect brothers Bernardazzi built in 1837 the platform above the Failure where the guests had danced the quadrille. Most of these were young men who wanted to show off before the ladies. Many people went down to the lake with the help of slings and special baskets to take a dip in the healing waters and likewise was understood to be returning.
The first scientific study of the failure of held 20 — 21 June 1857 F. A. Batalin, Director of the Tiflis meteorological Observatory Moritz . officers surveyors and land surveyors. At the same time was determined the exact depth of the crater and the lake water composition and temperature.
Initially, one about the lake didn’t know. But forms its not an easy water. Continue reading
The tour program
On 3 may, the Time of departure local (Samara).
03:00 – Departure from Samara (Moscow highway, bus stop “Kirova”, next to the pavilion “Fireworks”). Map
03:15 – Samara stop “Mekhzavod”. Map
04:30 – departure from Togliatti all areas (Avtozavodskoe shosse, TC “Park house”, gathering under a large monitor);
04:50 – from the Komsomol area – stop “market” (street Thunder).
05:10 from Zhigulevsk (opposite the bus station, under the bridge).
06:30 – from Syzran (gathering of tourists near the cafe “Sunrise”, str Lokomobilnyh).
Next Moscow time.
12:00 –Arrival in Abkhazia. The passage of the border.
14:30 – accommodation at the hotel «inter-Sukhum”. Free time. You can visit the Botanical garden, monkey nursery.
09.00 – Sightseeing tour of the city of Sukhum – quay Muhajirs, the glory Park, the theatre square, the fountain with the griffins, Dranda Cathedral VI Ilor temple of St. George, the Moscow Cathedral of the X century Echerche gorge.
New Athos with a visit to new Athos monastery of St. Simon Kananitskogo monastery, visit to the grotto of Simon, Perchinski waterfall, Swan pond
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The lake is beautiful: light mesmerizing ripples mirror-reflections of clouds on the water… there are millions of lakes, from tiny ponds to massive “freshwater seas”, but some waters clearly stand out. This article is about 9 lakes that are in different parts of the world, but equally attracted and surprised by its beauty.
Location: Lombardy, Italy
The shores of this pristine lake surrounded by lush trees and blooming rhododendrons, and in the distance are seen the snowy top of the mountains – it sounds like magic, isn’t it? Lake Como in Northern Italy is the place which you cannot tell in a few words, but from the lips of the newly arrived traveler at first goes wrong is that the “facilities to match, bellisima!”. Enjoy the beauty of the lake and shores can, a ride on a vintage Riva speedboat is a favourite pastime among tourists.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Beautiful glacial lake Louise, morraine and Peitho in the canadian Rocky mountains for many centuries, waging a fierce battle for the title of the most picturesque, but the palm in the competition definitely pulls Milan lake, located in Jasper National Park. Stunning, first of all, the surrounding landscape: perfect foreground of pines, majestic jagged Continue reading