Sunday, December 25, 2011
Bem-vindos a Velikiy Novgorod.
Welcome to Velikiy Novgorod.
O centro historico aa beira do rio Volkhov tem tudo que um turista (e um morador) pode querer: paisagens belissimas, um parque na margem do rio, predios historicos, monumentos, igrejas, etc. Dentro do Kremlin de Novogorod (tambem conhecido como Detinets) ficam o palacio, os sinos e a torre de relogio mais antigos da Russia. Alem disso, ainda tem o Milenio da Russia, um monumento monumental (desculpe o trocadilho, mas o negocio eh enorme) inteiro de bronze, feito em 1882, e as catedrais de Santa Sofia e Sao Nicolau, ambas com quase 1000 anos de idade e em otimas condicoes.
Mas a minha sorte nao acabou por aqui. Para completar, nohs ainda filmamos a campanha toda no Museu Vitoslavtsy, uma area onde foram colocados diversos predios historicos. As contrucoes de madeira (trazidas de varios lugares da Russia) somadas aos personagens caracterizados nos davam a sensacao de voltar no tempo todas as manhas. Era engracado demais ir tomar cafe e ver, ao meu lado, 50 camponeses de 1800. De uma olhada nas fotos.
Velikiy Novgorod fica entre Moscou e Saint Petersburg. Se voce tiver um dia sobrando e quiser ver como era a Russia em 859, sugiro voce fazer uma escala por aqui.
As you might know (if you don’t scroll down 5 posts), this year I decided to travel more around Russia. As a coincidence, one of the campaigns I did this year contributed with my plan and I found myself in Velikiy Novgorod. Originally, this city wasn’t in my list of destinations. Shame on me. Blame my lack of knowledge. Velikiy Novgorod is one of the oldest and most important cities in Russia (it was the second city of the Kiev Rus Empire). It was founded in 859 and has one of the oldest and most beautiful kremlins (fortress in russian).
The historical center by the Volkhov river has everything a tourist an ask for: beautiful landscapes, a park by the water, historical buildings, monuments, churches, etc. Inside the walls of the Novogorod Kremlin (also know as Detinets) are the oldest palace, bells and clock tower in Russia. Besides that, you’ll also find a monumental monument (pun intended because the thing is freaking huge) made entirely of bronze in 1882, called Millennium of Russia, plus the Saint Sophia and the Saint Nicholas cathedrals, both from circa 1000 AD and very well preserved.
But my luck wasn’t over yet. To make things even better, we shot the whole campaign in the Vitoslavtsy Musem, an area where they have placed many historical buildings. The wooden buildings (brought from different regions of Russia) combined with all the actors dressed up in villagers’ costumes gave us the sensation of going back in time every morning. It was a lot of fun to go grab some coffee and see 50 peasants from 1800. Check the pictures.
Velikiy Novgorod is located between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. If you have a day to spare and want to see what Russia looked like in 859, I suggest you make a quick stop here.