Saaremaa, Estonia Overview
The island forms the main barrier between the Gulf of Riga and the Baltic Sea. To the south of it is the main passage out of the gulf, the Irbe Strait, next to Sõrve Peninsula, the southernmost portion of the island. In Medieval times islanders crossed the strait to form fishing villages on the Livonian coast, notably Pitrags. In those days it was easier and quicker to cross the strait towards nearby Kolka, Saunags or Mazirbe, than travel by horse large distances inland. The highest point on the island is 54 m above sea level. One particularly interesting feature found on the island is the Kaali crater. The island has lots of forested terrain. One of the symbols of the island is the juniper.
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2,673 km².The main island of Saare County, it is located in the Baltic Sea, south of Hiiumaa island, and belongs to the West Estonian Archipelago. The capital of the island is Kuressaare, which has about 15,000 inhabitants; the whole island has over 30,966 inhabitants.
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The Церковь Спаса на Крови, Церковь на Крови, Собор Воскресения Христова, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ( Russian: Tserkovʹ Spasa na Krovi) is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also variously called the Church on Spilt Blood ( Russian: Tserkov' na Krovi) and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ ( Russian: Sobor Voskreseniya Khristova), its official name.
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The Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt is a Russian Orthodox cathedral built in 1903-1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy and dedicated to all fallen seamen. The cathedral was closed in 1929, was converted to a cinema, a House of Officers (1939) and a museum of the Navy (1980).
The State Hermitage (Russian: Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж, IPA: [gəsʊˈdarstvʲɪnɨj ɪrmʲɪˈtaʂ], Gosudarstvenny Ermitazh) is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852.
Tsarskoye Selo ( Russian: Ца́рское Село́, IPA: ˈt͡sarskəjɪ sʲɪˈlo; " Tsar's Village") was the town containing a former Russian residence of the imperial family and visiting nobility, located 24 kilometers (15 mi) south from the center of Saint Petersburg. It is now part of the town of Pushkin and of the World Heritage Site Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments .
Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor ( Russian: Исаа́киевский Собо́р) in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral () in the city.It is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint.
The Catherine Palace ( Russian: Екатерининский дворец) is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo ( Pushkin), 25 km southeast of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars. The residence originated in 1717, when Catherine I of Russia engaged the German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to construct a summer palace for her pleasure.
The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre was founded in 1994 by Russian entrepreneur Konstantin Tachkin, for the purpose of delivering classical Russian ballet to audiences worldwide. They tour extensively, including return visits to Great Britain and South Africa and Grinnell, Iowa. This company is made up mostly of graduates from the famous Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.
The Mikhaylovsky Theatre ( Mikhailovsky, Михайловский театр) is one of Russia's oldest opera and ballet houses. It was founded in 1833 and is situated in a historical building on the Arts Square in St. Petersburg. It is named after Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia.
Palace Square ( Russian: Дворцо́вая пло́щадь, Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, IPA: [dvɐˈrtsovəjə ˈploɕːɪtʲ]), connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance, including the Bloody Sunday (1905) and the October Revolution of 1917.
The museum was established on April 13, 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas II to commemorate his father, Alexander III. Its original collection was composed of artworks taken from the Hermitage Museum, Alexander Palace, and the Imperial Academy of Arts. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, many private collections were nationalized and relocated to the Russian Museum.
The Anichkov Bridge (Russian: Аничков мост, Anichkov Most) is the first and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The current bridge, built in 1841-42 and reconstructed in 1906-08, combines a simple form with some spectacular decorations.
The Mariinsky Theatre ( Russian: Мариинский театр, Mariinskiy Teatr, also spelled Maryinsky, Mariyinsky) is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres.
Pavlovsk Palace is an 18th-century Russian Imperial residence built by Paul I of Russia in Pavlovsk, near Saint Petersburg. After his death, it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna. The palace and the large English garden surrounding it are now a Russian state museum and public park.
The Neva embankment refer to various embankments along the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia: The Admiralty Embankment (Russian: Адмиралтейская набережная, Admiralteyskaya Naberezhnaya), a street along the Neva River in Central Saint Petersburg, named after the Admiralty Board. Between 1919 and 1944 the street was known as Roshal Embankment, named after the revolutionary S.
Kazan Cathedral or Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor ( Russian: Каза́нский кафедра́льный собо́р), also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan , probably the most venerated icon in Russia.
Since 2005 ARKA Gallery realize more than 100 exhibit projects mostly in Saint Petersburg, but also in Moscow, Tomsk, Novosybirsk, Barnaul. ARKA Gallery carries out joint projects with the major private collections and state museums of Russia. Also gallery hold some international art projects in Saint Petersburg and showed contemporary art from Italy, China, Japan, Ethiopia, Lithuania, and other countries.
The Saint Petersburg State Youth Theatre on the Fontanka (Санкт-Петербургский государственный молодёжный театр на Фонтанке) is a theatre on the banks of the River Fontanka in Saint Petersburg founded in 1979. It plays Russian classic plays in the winter seasons and hosts a rock concert in the summer.
St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral (Никольский морской собор) is a major Baroque Orthodox cathedral in the western part of Central Saint Petersburg. It has always been closely associated with the Russian Navy, serving as its main shrine until the Russian Revolution.
Moika Palace, also known as Yusupov Palace (Russian: Дворец Юсуповых на Мойке, literally the Palace of the Yusupovs on the Moika), once the primary residence in St. Petersburg, Russia of the House of Yusupov
The Museum of Soviet arcade machines ( Russian: Музей советских игровых автоматов) is a museum with branches in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It shows a collection of playable arcade machines from the times of the cold war. Visitors get a couple of original Kopeck coins to play at the machines.
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Driving around Saaremaa, Estonia
Driving around Saaremaa, Estonia in june 2012. Lots of dirt roads between small villages.
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Saaremaa, Estonia- Ösel, Estland. Summer 2013
Our Road Movie Saaremaa, Estonia- Ösel, Estland - Summer 2013 Cameras: GoPro 3, Cannon Mark II , Samsung Calaxy S4 Cameraman: Allan Tark Company: Rein Mets Music by Kukerpillid EST Saarlase kosjaskäik// Proposing marriage of Saaremaa man/ Föreslår äktenskap av Ösel man / Autentiska dialekt av Ösel / Authentic dialect of Saaremaa :)) & Kajakad/Gulls/ Måsar Enjoy watching!/ Head vaatamist!
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Kärla Saaremaa Estonia 2013.10.17 thu -0500 Eesti Estonia Эстония Saaremaa Сааремаа Ozel Курессааре Kuressaare Kingissepa Аренсбург Arensburg Моонзунд Moonsund Lääne-Eesti saarestik Kärla Кярла
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Kogula - Kärla Saaremaa Estonia 2013.10.17 thu -0556 Eesti Estonia Эстония Saaremaa Сааремаа Ozel Курессааре Kuressaare Kingissepa Аренсбург Arensburg Моонзунд Moonsund Lääne-Eesti saarestik Kärla Kogula Когул