After a good night at the Lokomotiv sailboat club, we went for a walk around Kazan. We had only half a day to visit, as the evening was reserved for Katya's birthday. Of course, in such a short time you won’t really see anything, and therefore we thought in advance what we’ll see first of all, and then - how it will turn out ...
Leaving the gates of the sailboat club, we crossed the railway tracks and passed the station building ..
It turned out that the center was very close, and soon we saw the Kazan Kremlin. It remains to cross the bridge over the Bulak River ..
And we find ourselves under the walls of the Kremlin
Directly under the wall we went to the left, to the gate. But not everyone got inside. Entry with dogs, even as well-mannered and smart as our Fenya, is prohibited on the territory. So Fenya only looked through the gate with one eye. Katya kept Fene company, and I ran around the Kremlin with a camera
I should have looked more closely at this scheme, then I would not have missed a few sights, but what I managed to do was good))
Syuyumbike Tower is right next to the entrance, it is impossible to miss it) This is one of the "falling" towers
Immediately behind it is the Cathedral of the Annunciation.
Somewhere out there, ahead, another gate
Mosque Kul-Sharif. One of the largest in Europe.
Fortress wall, you can climb it
On the wall...
Kul Sharif Mosque from the other side
Another view of the wall. I liked that there are many multi-level sites on the territory of the Kremlin. I didn’t like that in a city with a long history, it’s not so easy to find something that doesn’t look like “five minutes as it was built”. This also applies to the Kremlin and most of the tasks in it ((But this is my personal opinion.
Then I ran, without even looking, past the souvenir tents ..
And returned to the gate a little different way
Katya and Fenya were waiting for me in the shade, near the lawn sprinklers, and although they did not get inside, I even envied them a little. It was already very hot. Opposite the Kremlin, on the other side of the river, is the Kazan family center
We moved a little away from the wall so that the view was better, and walked along it to the Bauman pedestrian street
Passed by the monument to the benefactor
We climbed the paving stones to the second entrance and soon found ourselves in the intended place
Bauman Street resembles our pedestrian Arbat. Monument to the Kazan cat
Zero kilometer of Kazan.
Then we sat in a cafe with an open courtyard and celebrated Katya's birthday. And then we slowly reached the bell tower of the Epiphany Cathedral. For a small fee, you can go upstairs, I climbed, and Fenya and Katya again waited for me ..
There is nothing authentic inside, we had to climb the freshly painted iron stairs. After the cafe, it was not easy for me
But I didn’t manage to take a picture of the beauty of Kazan from above - even the lens of a soap dish couldn’t get through this grid with a grid ((I shouldn’t have dragged a telephoto with me upstairs.
Somehow pressing the lens to the grid, I still took a few shots. Top view of Bauman street
View of the Lower Kaban lake. For some reason it turned out to be even harder to go down, oh, old age is not a joy!))))
At the end of the street we looked at the clock and decided it was time to head back to the sailboat.
We got back on the boat, rested a little, and then went to the store near the station to replenish supplies. The weather forecast for the next few days said that the wind would intensify and, when we reach the mouth of the Kama, it could become headwind. We decided to leave Kazan early in the morning and reach the Kama mouth, and there, if we were not lucky with the wind, and there would be a big wave, we would settle in the Kirelsky shelter.
Our haven in Kazan - Lokomotiv Yacht Club, by the way, is one of the few places on our route where parking for transit sailboats is free.
Thanks for reading, to be continued...