Zaraysk | photoreport
Zaraysk - a small and very pleasant town in the south-eastern suburbs. It is so far away that it feels that it is still more in the Ryazan region, than in Moscow.
By car, the path to it is very simple, but the public transport to get somewhat problematic. We must first get to Kolomna and then take a local bus to Zaraysk. Kolomna fear is not necessary, after Zaraysk it seems an island of civilization in the area (about Ryazan did not speak).
Frankly, that Zaraysk attracted us in the first place its name, it is really very beautiful, although, according to the guide, is associated with heaven, only the third version of the legend of the city naming. The first was to do that in this town all those who wanted to commit suicide, do it right the first time (a time SC) due to the fact that on the territory of Zaraysk Kremlin was very high, for that time, the tower.
The city was always the aim of the raids of the Mongols and other enemies, hence Pozharsky on Moscow militia led to discourage it from the Polish-Lithuanian invaders.
May holidays in 2016 was sunny and so the idea of traveling to nearby cities to Moscow were born very quickly. Generally, in bad weather, I certainly would not go into any city of Russia, because, until the clouds of heaven and there is no sun, it looks very much pessimistic and depressing, and on sunny days is quite another matter, everything is green and pleasing to the eye, and even razed to the ground the house look just fine.
Let's walk through the city:
Water tower Zaraysk written in tripadvisor as a tourist attraction. Probably the way it is, but it is unlikely it is worth attention, that if, within and let people allowed to climb to the top, it would be another matter. In the meantime, hang on the doors locks and nothing interesting in itself does not constitute the object.
One of the main streets in the old part of Zaraysk. It is not a historical part of doing absolutely nothing, and as we said a local saleswoman - "it's a shame."
Again, not very Zaraysk and reminiscent of the city and does not pull even in the small town, but it does not matter. People in the city very little, despite the fact that the court of the May holidays and in the same Zvenigorod we met a lot more people walking with a camera couples.
Central street brought us to the main square with the famous restored Zaraysk trade rows that have been here since the founding of the city. In the center is a monument to the defenders of the motherland. Local musician is not very neat kind of playing famous songs.
The people in the town and quite a bit of a holiday is not observed, even tourists. In the same Zvenigorod, tourists could clearly identify the street: basically - a couple with cameras, walking across the city.
Although why the tourists walk around the city? - All come here solely because of the Zaraysk Kremlin.
Back in the early 2000s Kolomna Kremlin was open to all visits and in my opinion even without excursions. Now it is covered and allowed to people very rarely.
Zaraysk Kremlin lets people only with a guided tour, which lasts 1.5 hours of tedious. Half the time you're behind the Kremlin walls, and you are familiar with the historical events and the other half you run into the walls of the Kremlin, and you have to walk on it. Surprisingly, the front door to the Kremlin is closed and if you get tired of listening to the guide, you will have to wait until he tells all.
Before Zaraisk Kremlin, in such stalls selling memorabilia magnets and other souvenirs. As you can see - the hype is not very big.
In the wall, bricks, painted almost every phrase - "Here was John itp." There are signs for the 70th year, and even carved a phrase from 1906. Maybe someone has done in our time, but there was no time to check. The old inscriptions that have been scraped on the bricks was decorated with white paint so that people can read everything that was written decades ago.
On the territory of Zaraysk Kremlin has a house in which one lives, which actually all here, and controls. His jeep he also park in the Kremlin. It looks a little strange, but the Kremlin is contained in the ideal state, and no claims can not be.
Also in Zaraysk is an artificial dam, which is another attraction of this place. Usually there is always some kind of youth (Self, all the cases). It smells here sewerage and stagnant water, so that more than 5 minutes, then it is not necessary to linger.
At the edge of the city, just outside the dressing has equipped place where the locals often come from cans, which are then filled with the purest water - source. The terrain here is hilly and directly on the slope is equipped with a place where you can comfortably get water.
From here and running stream with clear water. It looks not very aesthetically pleasing, but I think that the water is cleaner than anywhere in the city. Downstream, in a specially equipped cabin has a baptismal font, where you can wash and immerse themselves. Then it all falls into river sturgeon, for which it is very slow and sometimes it seems that soon the water will stagnate.
If you're nearby, be sure to visit the Zaraysk, especially in fine sunny weather.