Weekend in the Ivanovo region: what to see in the textile edge
His journey through the picturesque Ivanovo region, located in the heart of the European part of Russia, it is logical to start from the regional center, the city of Ivanovo, the unusual and diverse.
"City of Brides" – the youngest city of the Golden Ring. Why Ivanovo got such an unofficial name and really unmarried women there are so bigger than married? In the post-war, men are truly here (as, however, and everywhere) were in short supply, and women worked at local textile enterprises. And although with time the ratio of men and women was equal, the song of Andrei Mironova "Well, what we’re not a couple," where there are lines "I will go to Ivanovo, and Ivanovo is the city of brides," the honorary title of all-union scale secured.
In fact, as local residents say (and statistics confirms), Ivanovo has long been not the "city of bride", although even on the coat of arms of the city is shown.
As a shirt in the field rose: Sitcene Aguts and Vyacheslav Zaitsev
Ivanovo is also "our Manchester". English City Manchester – one of the centers of the world textile industry, and Ivanovo – the textile capital of Russia, the Center for Light Industry. It produces and sells the cheapest and high-quality products. Therefore, it is possible to start a familiarity with the city with the estates of the "Sittsev kings" – major Ivanovo manufacturers of the end of the XIX – early XX century. Also interesting is the only Museum of Citz and the Museum of Industry and Art, which are conveniently located opposite each other.
The Museum of Industry and Art was built by the manufacturer d. G. Burylin to accommodate a collection of rare and antiquities, part of which is now the exhibition of the museum. So, there are unique astronomical watches created by Albert Billte in Paris in 1873 by order of the Duke Alba. They show not only time in different time zones for 37 cities, but also year in the Old our, Jewish, Muslim, Julian and Gregorian calendar.
Museum of Ivanovo Citz is located in the former Burylin mansion of the beginning of the 20th century. He is unique with his collection of fabrics, weaver tools, as well as rare samples made by Ivanovsky masters manually. The exposition tells about the history and modernity of the Ivanovo Sitza famous for the whole world.
Of particular interest is the agitation textile of the Epoch of the Red Manchester 20-30s of the XX century. On the fabrics as drawings, gears, tractor, airplanes and motorcycles, sickle and hammer, factory pipes and five-pointed stars.
By the way, the works of the famous fashion designer Vyacheslav Zaitsev, who was born and grew up in Ivanovo. In the museum you can visit an interesting master class dedicated to the development of weaving and recreational fishery in Ivanovo land.
Back in the past
Ivanovo looks like a real time car: in his architecture and history, the history of the country starting from the XVIII century. Passing only a few hundred meters from the modern central square, you can find the protected corners of the wooden and mostly one-story city and plunge into a special atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Ivanovo-Voznesensk.
From the pre-revolutionary Russia – to the Communist, through the halls of the Museum of the First Council, located in a historical place, the building of the Meshchansk government of 1904 buildings. It was from here that the history of Soviet power began. In 1905, the first meeting of the city-wide council of workers deputies was held in Ivanovo in 1905.
By the museum you can walk like an apartment: each room is recreated to the smallest detail of the usual Soviet citizen of a particular historical period. Someone will remember their childhood or childhood parents, grandparents stories. Ivanovtsy often bring to the museum and personal belongings that keep memories and spirit of the left era.
In addition to the little things of Soviet life in Ivanovo, you can get acquainted with the bright "graduates" of the domestic automotive industry, meeting the models of the 50s and 1960s not only on the streets of the city (although rarely), but also at the Soviet Auto industry Museum. Here are represented by rare gas, hall, ZIS, VAZ, fire and rescue equipment, and all exhibits on the go and are stored in excellent condition.
From the capital of the textile edge – to the homeland of soils
Shuya – the most ancient city in the Ivanovo region. There is a legend that Shuya was once the capital of Belaya Rus. What is known exactly is that the city is more than 300 years old was the center of soap. Even on the coat of arms it is depicted a gold timber soap. Here and now make natural handmade soap. Shuya since a long time famous for the whole of Russia also the production of vodka. And since there is "Shui vodka", there must be "Shuiskaya Harmon". Bayans and accordions of local production are popular even abroad.
Magic Mirror and the highest bells
After the master class on the manufacture of soap and tasting of Shui liquor-vodka products, we go to the beautiful estate of the manufacturer Mikhail Alekseevich Pavlova, the end of the XIX century. This is the largest and most rich estate of that time with a well-preserved rich interior and external decor.
The center of the house is a three-storey front marble staircase, which is decorated with an old mirror. With mystical, speak, properties. All attempts to change it to a new one ended in failure – every new mirror is suddenly covered with cracks. It is believed that the original mirror keeps the energy of the mansion and its inhabitants, and protects his ancient Greek god Pan, who performs the mirrors of desire.
But the main symbol of the city is a 106-meter bell tower of the Resurrection Cathedral, the highest of separately standing Orthodox bells in the world. Among historians there is an opinion that a multi-stage white-eyed adultery with an elegant spire at one time admired then no one else is known to Alexander Eifel.
In general, Shuyan really relate to faith. It is believed that in the XVII century, the miraculous icon of the local icon painter the city was saved from the plague. In modern Shuye, there is the only memorable monument in Russia, dedicated to believers who tragically died during the pursuit of the Church.
Karelia Midnource Strip
Mysterious forests, numerous picturesque lakes, full-water rivers with purest water – all this is the South District of the Ivanovo region, the dream of lovers of outdoor activities and just romantics.
Center of the District – Quiet and Modest Town of South, Lost Among Forests and Swam. It can be called the bike capital of the Ivanovo region. It seems that all southerners – "in the saddle" from childhood. You can stay in the real our hut and find out what is a real village lunch: pork soup, pickled mushrooms "South-South", Rustic Detachas, Branded Traditional South Pies. All this, of course, under the branded "pinch", after which, by the way, I immediately want to go to dance.
Another place to be visited in the South District is to holly, famous primarily for his lacquer miniature. True, in the XVII century, holway artists specialized in icon paintings and were widely known throughout Russia. Laccular miniature painting on Paper-Masha Masters Later, having moved it from Phane, but having worked out her style: artists added new elements, large and bright color spots, contrasts of tones and modern stories.