A scenic stop on the route. On both banks of the river enjoy wooden houses. The small island in the middle of the river disappears during high water. The river route continues. Legend says during the Time of Troubles, when the Livonians came to the village they killed every men, "there were left only women alive — Babas" — and the village became known as Baba's.
Church to Snt. Nicholas The Wonderworker (1823)
The river bank illustrates the cross section of typical soil in Tver region. Overcoming the river current imagine its source. In Loktevo you can have lunch in the refectory of the local church.
"Little Paradise on the earth" — local residents assure.
Near this place the Tvertsa gives birth to a river Holoholenka which is one of the favourite playgrounds of the local children. It is a perfect place for enjoying a village life.
This village located in the bend of the river consists of a dozen houses. There is a wide field in front of them. Try it yourself to arrange some "dragging" just for interest, if you are going down the water to shorten the route.
In ancient times White Omut was just the southern part of the village. The Northern part was named Podmonastyrskaya settlement. It is the last stop before Vishniy Volochek. An inviting campground with a bath is arranged nearby Bely Omut.
View of the Tvertsa river
What is left of things when they lose their specific purpose?
Matter, shape, history, pure aesthetics.
The scene of action is an unfinished railway bridge across the Novotvertsky channel near Vyshny Volochek. A bridge is an intention that always includes action, it has a simple purpose – to connect.
Thus, the unfinished bridge contains some element of absurd. It is a ruin without a history, existence, sculpture.
The image of the landmark continues and designs principles that penetrate this place, it is laconic in the practical solution, in some way it is absurd, romantic and seems to be left unfinished.
The Non-bridge Landmark consists of two parts: the "object" and "context". They are placed on the opposite banks of the channel, contrasting and complementing each other.
View of the Museum complex
The object is a wooden tower rising on a free-standing part of an existing bridge that takes on a new meaning turning into a pedestal. A light metal ladder leading to the pedestal seems attached to it not so long ago.
Context has got simple buildings with the size of country houses located on the opposite bank at the mound under the bridge. They contain some supporting facilities for the landmark and the environment formed by them has potential for further expansion.
The two parts are connected by a crossing (bridge) that is submerged into the channel to maintain the tension of the empty space between the parts of the bridge.
Tower. The view through the lantern of the transition
Not a Bridge
You're halfway out of Moscow to Saint Petersburg. The main attraction of the city is the canal system which the part of the oldest artificial waterway.
Settlement (XV) – Pogost (1471) Craft Village (XVIII) —County town (XVIII) – City (1770)
View of Trading stalls
When the current powers will fall apart from natural and moral causes, and in the ruins of the magnificent palaces of their proud rulers there will be hiding grass-snakes, serpents and toads, a curious traveller will find the verbal remnants of their greatness in trade".
Petersburg to Moscow by Alexander Radishchev, 1790
We can listen for hours to lectures about creative activities of Repin, Serov, Kuindzhi and Vasnetsov. But you can also come to the oldest artistic complex belonged to Union of artists, and settle in one of the workshops and plunge into the atmosphere of creativity and unity with nature. According to legend the mystical "Moonlight night on the Dnieper " by A. I. Kuindzhi was painted here.