Not many people might know Sochi - a resort city on the Black Sea in Russia. In 2014 this city will host Winter Olympics at Krasnaya Polyana, mountain region in the vicinity of Sochi.
Sochi became a fashionable place to come for a vacation during Stalin era. He had his dacha there. After the collapse of the USSR and loss of Crimean peninsula to Ukraine, Sochi emerged as an unofficial summer capital of Russia.
In this photo tour I want to take you to my favorite places in Sochi. I hope you will enjoy it and open a new side of Caucasian mountains and the Black Sea.
At Sochi Discovery World Aquarium
Tea plantation near the Tea Houses
Tea Houses or Chaynye Domiki
We were treated to Krasnodarskiy tea with yummy hazelnuts, fig and feijoa preserves, and unforgettable buns with poppy seeds!
Samovar - fancy old-fashion tea kettle
Typical Russian Khokhloma painting
My favorite Dymkovo toys, probably because they remind me of my childhood
Quite strange rock formation that varies in color and is extremely brittle
Area known as 33 Waterfalls
View of Sochi from Akhun Hill
Krasnaya Polyana - ski resort area
Sunset over the Black Sea
Sunken ship not far from the coast
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Labels: 2012, art, Black Sea, dolls, fish, hill Akhun, Krasnaya Polyana, landscape, lift, mountains, rocks, Russia, ski resort, Sochi, summer, sunk ship, sunset, swimming, tea houses, waterfalls