serp2000 (38297) 2014-09-07 10:51:03Here are Malgo and Jason. The first foreign trekkers in Kungur.
Among the notable buildings in Kungur are the Transfiguration Church (1781), Nikola Cathedral, former Guest courtyard with the Burse (1865–76, architect R. O. Karvovsky), the Zyryanov Hospice (1881, now the surgical department of a hospital), the 19th century storehouses of the Kopakov merchants (now a culture center).
The Tikhvinsky Temple was built in 1763 and got its name from the holy icon of Tikhvinskaya Bogomater. Now the movie theater "Oktyabr" is located in the building.
In the lower part of the town, on Kittarskaya street, is the Uspenskaya Church, built in 1761. On the opposite bank of the Sylva river stands the Preobrazhensky Temple. (from Wikipedia)
serp2000 (38297) 2014-09-07 10:48:34Kungur was founded 17 kilometers (11 mi) above the Iren River's mouth on the banks of the Kungurka River in 1648. In 1662, it was burnt by Bashkirs. In 1663, it was rebuilt as a fortress on the place of the village of Mysovskoye. In the beginning of the 18th century, leather and footwear industries started to develop here, and in 1724, a tannery was built. By the mid-18th century, Kungur became one of the most populated areas in the Urals. In 1759, Perm administration of mining plants was moved to Kungur. By the end of the 18th century, Kungur is an important transit trade center of the Siberian road, as well as the center of leather manufacture in Perm Governorate. Kungur rope and linseed oil were widely known. In 1774, the town withstood a siege by Yemelyan Pugachev's Cossack forces. By the end of the 19th century, Kungur had become a significant industrial (including manufacture of leather footwear, gloves, and mittens) and cultural center.
terez93 (1098) 2014-09-06 17:32:33Hi:
I so loved this photo; the lighting is incredible. I recently spent some time in Pompeii and it never ceases to amaze me. These magical scenes just appear randomly, but they're always incredible. I just adjusted color and lighting here; it may have turned out a bit contrast-y but hopefully it contributes something new to an already awesome shot. Thanks for sharing and hope you like!
Also: this is the Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus. These ubiquitous establishments are basically ancient fast food restaurants, sometimes very fast, as there doesn't appear to have been room for seating! Sometimes there were benches outside for patrons to use. This one is one of the more large and elaborate examples. As in the modern day, it seems they were found on almost every street corner, in Pompeii and almost certainly in Rome itself. This frescoed lararium served as a household shrine for the Lares, or household protector deities, but they're often found in shops as well.