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There was a city once

Izborsk, Russia

The Izborsk fortress has been erected in the 11th century by Krivichs, the Slavic people who inhabited the Northwesten part of ancient Russia (and who had became part of Russian nation when Izborsk, along with the whole Pskov region, has been acquired by the Great Princedom of Moscow in 1510.) It is located some 25 km from Russian-Estonian border into Russian mainland (Pskov Region of Russia.) Now it is surrounded by several villages and townships, as it was in the 11th-15th centuries; only the fortress itself is not populated anymore.

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zoozee
Jan. 7th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
yes, I like that very much, too. the history of a building or a site, the story of the day or the thoughts of the photographer - with info behind a picture, the viewer might slip for a moment into the head of the artist, see things through his eyes :)
wolk_off
Jan. 7th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thanks for that :)

Actually, I see no point to give a lot of details if I post pictures of well-known places - like NYC, or Paris, or even Moscow. But when it comes to the places like Izborsk, I don't think that even many of my fellow Russians know anything about that. So it's always useful to provide some background :)
zoozee
Jan. 8th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
that's the point, an unknown place comes to live with some historical info, a common place might profit from a personal thought or two; at least i personally would appreciate that ;)
trinib
Jan. 7th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
ya i like the histpry of whatever's in the pic to, especially russia. russia has such an interesting history that i dive into someday. keep these russian ones coming dude :)
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