Saturday, March 31, 2012


Last Sunday me and my mom went to Chernyakhovsk.
It,s original name is Insterburg and the town used to be the part of Prussia before the 2nd World War. During the war it was bombed and then transferred to the Soviet Union and became an enclave.
However, Insterburg wasn,t ruined completely and nowadays this is the place where you can enjoy typical old German architecture. The thing is that no one cares about saving old houses and no one wants to restore them, that,s so sad. These old houses are totally charming.

I have never been good at taking pictures of buildings, just tried to capture the calm atmosphere of this provincial town.

Have a nice day,



  1. Wow! Oh it is soooo beautiful! And you did such a wonderful job of taking family loves architecture, and old and my sister really loved the fourth picture...with the statues and wrought-iron picturesque!!! us more! It is soooo beautiful....over here, we don't have a building that would be older then 120 years old....and it's not that fancy of a's a stone church....

    wonderful post!!!

  2. oh, i forgot to say....your so cute!!! I love your smile!!!

    1. Thank you, Sarah, for all the kind words! You made my day :)

  3. Wow what beautiful photos ! And your teal scarf is lovely <3

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

  4. So beautiful and charming! I agree, you are so cute, love your personal style too, very cool and gorgeous scarf!

  5. Dear Friend in St. Petersburg,

    I'm terribly sorry for the bad habit on commenting on every other post, I've got. It's dreadful, but I'll do my best to make it up to you. ;) How is it going way over there? I hope well.

    These pictures are absolutely lovely, and don't you dare say anything about not photographing buildings good. Your pictures capture the feel perfectly! You look SO, so beautiful! I love the first one of you, with the buildings in the background. Lovely! And your shoes and outfit are darling.

    I think I would love to go there. It looks breathtaking. And just the feel of it, makes me shiver with joy. (especially the tall red building, it's so beautiful). So, I'll definitely let you know when I make it over there. ;)

    Random question: Can you hear peoples accent, say if they were english, but learned Russian? I have always wanted to ask someone who spoke in a different language that. ;) It's probably a stupid question, though. ;)


  6. These are really lovely photos & you are beautiful!

  7. Wow, wonderful place... Good shots! :)

  8. oh what beautiful !!

  9. You made wonderful pictures, Vera! It seems to be an interesting city but it's such a pity nobody cares about the historical architecture in Russia and the former Soviet republics, it's such a shame. However, I hope you enjoyed your trip! :)

  10. The town looks peaceful. Nice images Vera, thanks for sharing! :) xx


  11. really great photos!


  12. It looks like a nice place :)
    I reaally want to visit Russia in the (near) future.

  13. Замечательные фотографии, город кажется очень уютным)

  14. i think the pictures of the houses look really interesting :) I like the way how you made them :)

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  16. Oh! Sorry to comment on an older post, but this is beautiful =) I love old buildings.


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