“Autumn is a beautiful woman … In some ways, an aristocrat.
Like an actress who gave her all without a trace.
Provincial scene, crying and yearning.
It is not known what…”
This weekend gave me a lot of positive emotions. I, like Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, love the autumn season, but, unfortunately, in Moscow there is no way to admire it, because you are in some kind of crazy rhythm in which the seasons fly by. So we poisoned ourselves on the weekend to admire the autumn in the Tver region. The day was sunny and warm, illuminating the luxurious forests, dressed in smart clothes.
And so we arrived in the city — the resort of Kashin.
Here, a health resort with mineral waters was opened in 1884. And in 1892 Emperor Alexander III issued a decree on the protection of Kashin springs. At the moment, there is a sanatorium where you can heal. There is also a pump room with mineral water, from which those who wish can drink the famous water. The attraction is a very beautiful fountain — a sculpture of a bronze cupid sitting on an amphora, from which mineral water flows.
The city itself was first mentioned in 1238 in the annals. The name of the city was given by the river Kashinka, a tributary of the Volga. The amazing location of the city is given by the river, bending around the whole city, forming a silhouette of the heart, which is why it is called the city of the Russian heart.
The center of Kashin is a hill surrounded by a river, once there was a fortress on it. The remains of huge ramparts can be seen in the city park. And also Soviet children’s entertainments were preserved there. Cute figurines from fairy tales are very touching and sincere.
Of the buildings on the territory of the fortress, only the rebuilt Resurrection Cathedral remained. It rises like a crown over the city, and around it, beyond the river, magnificent churches and monasteries spread out like a necklace.
A wonderful walk around the city, you see the pearls of architecture, you try to get to them, and the Kashinka River puts up obstacles and you are again in search of another bridge. Like in Venice.
Beautiful architecture, but, unfortunately, mercilessly destroyed.
The city honors its Saint Anna of Kashinskaya. A monument was erected to her near the Resurrection Cathedral on Cathedral Square. She was the wife of Prince Yaroslavich of Tver. But soon the husband and son died in the Horde. The legend says that the healing water is Anna’s tears, wept in the difficult times of the Tatar-Mongol yoke.
I really liked Kashin, it seems that it froze in the eighteenth century and is slowly decaying. We had a cozy room in the only hotel in this city. Beautiful view from the window opened on the main sights. And the night transformed the city, the moon rose into a dark sky dotted with stars. Here I involuntarily recalled Gogol’s story “On a farm near Dikanka.” In a warm hotel, I stood at the window and looked at this heavenly grandeur and the most beautiful architecture, it is amazing how natural riches merge with human art.
The warmest memories of autumn Kashin warm me in gloomy autumn days.
On the way back, we decided to stop by Kalyazin, the main attraction of which is the flooded bell tower. During the construction of the reservoir in 1940, it was decided to flood the entire old part of the city. And now it is Kalyazin’s calling card.
I am attracted to those places where I once visited, and when you come back to the same place, you are seized by a pleasant thrill of memories. I experienced the same now in Kalyazin …