... Turkish Bath ...

In prep to visit Russia for the first time, I read Orlando Figes, Natasha's Dance.

 

A great line: ".. the problem with Russian history is there is just so much....."

 

In my broken Russian, to a broken English speaker, I got the drift that this was a Czar's gift to the Russian Muslims who fought in the Crimean War for the Russian Empire.

 

The sky was kind that day: it was an overcast when I visited!

 

www.yalereviewofbooks.com/archive/spring03/review19.shtml...

www.pushkin-town.net/.pushkin/eng/nowpark.htm

The Turkish Bath Pavilion.Designed by I.Monighetti 1850-52 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ippolit_Monighetti

 

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