This place is located close to my hometown of Yekaterinburg (former Sverdlovsk) and is named "Ganina pit" which in 1918 was a mine. This sad story in the history of my country goes back to July 1918 when the whole family,including personal doctor Botkin,servants and children, of the last russian Emperor Nikolai II Romanov was killed and thrown into this mine to prevent any recovery and identification.
It took more than 50 years for historians, archeologists, volunteers and people to search archives, tones of documents in Russia and foreign countries to find this place, recover and identify remains, performs dozens of different analysis in numerous laboratories and scientific centres around the globe to finally declare - yes, it is the family of the last russian Emperor.
Nowadays this place is being visited by many people from all over the country and abroad, it has large memorial complex with photos, memorabilia, documents, notes, clothes, armory...
More information about this place and history can be found here -
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brano14 (2725) 2009-03-20 9:57
Good looking photo, but your note is worth much more, very informative.
Colombiana (2955) 2009-03-21 12:23
I did watch a documentary special about the tragic end of this family just about a month ago. His daughters were burnt in the woods and the remains were scattered and concealed. It was really sad to watch, but very interesting.
What a beautiful structure of this church; love the green and wood contrasting together.
claudeD (33258) 2009-03-23 11:44
very interesting shot with a good composition and perfect sharpness.Excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
polpo56 (15134) 2009-03-23 15:20
a nice shot, well composed.
I like the contrast between the green of the roofs and the white of the sky.
Greetings from Rome.
serp2000 (40394) 2010-01-22 10:35
ïî òâîèì çàêðîìàì ðåøèë ïðîéòèñü. Çíàêîìûå ìåñòà.Òîëüêî âîò ïîñëå âñåãî ýòîãî ïîêàÿíèÿ ïî÷åìó âñå æå Ñâåðäëîâñê? È Óëüÿíîâ íèêóäà íå äåëñÿ îòòóäà. Âïðî÷åì, íîâûé ãóáåðíàòîð óæå âûñêàçàëñÿ ïî ýòîìó ïîâîäó.
- Copyright: Mike Seleznev (Selmik) (3190)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-00
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax 100D Super, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorities of Russia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-20 1:26