Picturesque trip through the Ryazan region with its magnificent old castles and churches.
This castle was built for earl Khrapovitski after the latter’s trip to France. The earl decided to build a residence in French style in the Russian land.
The best architects of that time created such a work of art, that, according to the legend, even a seasoned French nobleman took the stables for the residence itself, so luxurious they were.
Pictures below show churches of fantastic cunstructures as for the Russian out-of-the-way places. In some of these remote half-knocked down masterpieces amazing icons and wall decorations have preserved their original appearance. The others are in a perfectly good state and one may attend their fascinating Russian Orthodox serves.