New look at the old Tula

Tula – a small town, all attractions are close to each other, but travel route is better to make in advance. And if you did not have time to prepare, use our verified.

Flea pharmacy

On the street Mosina in Tula is a monument to Lehlas, the character of one of the most famous works of the writer Nikolai Leskov. Bronze Giant in the working apron and high boots – one of the symbols of Tula. Of course, all this fairy tales: whether the real left-handed or was not – not known. It is more important that the real cat flea is really stored in Tula, on the shaggy legs of which glitter gold horseshoes. This is the work of Tula, Nikolai Aldunina, who in the late 90s of the twentieth century repeated the feat of the leskaya hero. She is stored in the oldest Tula pharmacy converted to the museum.

In addition to this microminiature, you can get acquainted with the assortment of the pharmacy, the interior of which is replete with original items of the XIX century. In the shop windows – all sorts of banks and flasks, in aquarium – live leeches. Mint water for the freshness of the face, overseas tea and coffee for the wealthy population, lead leather pallor, lipstick for men’s mustache – all these goods were sold at the pharmacy 200 years ago. For storage of drugs used rods (glass pharmacy container).

For medicines, transparent bottles were used, poisons were kept in blue bubbles, narcotic substances were placed in black toar.

If there is time, look at the next building, where the "Kraft House" is located behind that iron door – the branch of the Museum "Old Pharmacy". His stone anfedest space is given to temporary exhibitions of modern artists, photographers, multipliers. Young tulyaks work in the museum, which form the exposition from their own preferences and alternative views on familiar things. Therefore, the exhibitions are most often brave and non-standard.

Coastal romance

You can relax from excursion reviews on the Kazan Embankment. This territory has been named along the Up River only in 2018, in honor of the Church of the Kazan Mother of God. Located between the Kremlin and the Armory – with exits to the streets of Mosina, Metalist, as well as to the Cross-Spring Square.

Swing, festival scene, attractions, river walks on merry boats attract not only tired travelers, but also citizens themselves. In the evening the embankment envelops warm lantern lanterns, reflected in the river. It would seem just about a dozen pillars, but it is they who give this place the atmosphere of heat and coziness. By the way, in the evening in the open-air cinema on the embankment, the premieres and black and white classics.

Kazan Embankment is not the only place of evening leisure. The new urban space "Spark" settled in the historical center of Tula in the liberated premises of the former military unit on the street of Blagoveshchenskaya. The art quarter quickly filled with restaurants and cafes, on the verandas of which you can sit behind a glass of wine or get a book with a book in a free chaise lounge chair. Chromatic harmonic (chrome) Beloborodova – the famous musical instrument, born in Tula earth, – in the courtyard of this fashionable place is unlikely to hear. In the evenings, when garlands are lit on the trees, live music is playing, actors act.

Another opening of Tula is a creative industrial cluster "Octava". This creative space occupies a good half of the world famous for the whole world. Half a century ago in the microphone "Octave" Yuri Gagarin said his famous "drove!", And the Radiohead group, Sting and U2 recorded their legendary records in them. Now there are free lectures here, scientific films are shown, the library works, where technical literature about design, architecture and urbanism. The only thing that money will be asked from visitors here is the ticket for a permanent exposure to the Machine Museum. The racks with the exhibits in it are not found – the history of industry is described by means of multimedia, 3D graphics and holograms, speaking voenimine voenine and Sergey Chonishvilia.

Shooting baby

Tula Museum of Weapons – One of the oldest in Russia and the world’s largest. The origin of his collection applies for another 1724. Today, all the wealth of Tula weapons can be viewed in two buildings: in the new – with an unusual architectural solution in the form of a helmet of the Old Russian warrior and in the old – on the territory of the former Epiphany Cathedral of the Tula Kremlin. The main exposition, for which the crowds of tourists come from all over the world, is placed in a new complex. But even if you do not understand anything in the features of the cold weapons of the XIV century and do not know what the rifle differs from the gun differs, then for sure to rate the level and scale of the modern design of the entire exposition. The usual halls with showcases and century-old dust on the exhibits here were replaced by a revived history and 3D technologies.

From the very first steps of guests, a virtual narrator is celebrated, on the floor next to the screens – green labels, directional sound areas: the closer you are, the better you can hear a computer guide. True, find out more information or asked the computer will not work. Answer the questions of meticulous "integrity" such an assistant can not yet be able to.

But the real guide will gladly tell you how the rarest foosies presented in the showcase were charged – the following rifles in Petrovskaya era. When the arrows heard the team: "Skusi cartridge!"- He bit off part of the sleeve, and then poured a little powder on a special shelf in the castle. After that, the shelf cover was closed, and the main chump cartridge was drunk inside the trunk. There was a lot of time to charge, so the arrow could do at best two shots per minute.

The museum presents the richest collection of hunting weapons. The most unusual exhibits – rifles with a triangular and oval cross section of the trunk channel.

Among the status weapons – Pocket pistols. As a means of self-defense, they were allowed to wear only nobles. Apparently, with them went fashion for duels. The museum presents a duel gun, who made Tulyak Gavril Mikhailov. The surname of the master is written in the trunk and the small silver snake is depicted. About ten most unusual duels "My Planet" wrote a detailed material. The weapon was sometimes very original.

Another exclusive exhibit of the Museum Meetings – Gatling Series. Such prototypes of machine guns in service in Russia consisted in the second half of the XIX century, produced them in St. Petersburg at the Nobel Plant. The mechanism of action was given due to the rotation of the handle. Total – 200 shots per minute, and this is not the limit of rapidity.

Here is the first Russian machine gun MaKsima or how we used to call it, maxandM. Generally, the world’s first machine gun created American High Maxim – Hence the name. At first, Russia purchased such a weapon abroad. But soon the machine guns began to do under license in Tula. Russian Maxim with the factory number 1 was released in 1905, he differed from a foreign prototype about two hundred changes made to its design.

New look at the old Tula

Another line of mastery of Tula gunsmiths is a miniature copy of the famous Mosina rifle, the first store in Russia. Before it, weapons in our country were one of charged, and here – the store for five cartridges. And now from ten steps of a bullet from this shooting baby pierces cardboard.

Cherika would yes sturgeon

Perhaps the most unpredictable place for Tulask region – the fish-breeding enterprise "Priokskoye". It is located on the banks of the Oka in the neighboring Alexin, which can be reached by bus from the railway station. A small plant invites you to excursions on your farm and shows the process of "feet" of fish. Anyone who wants to visit the fish to the fish: one thing is: to wear a white bathrobe and shoe covers, which, by the way, is issued at the entrance to the enterprise.

Excursion passes through two rooms: the summer, where males live, intended mainly for sale, and winter, forced by huge reservoirs. In these gigantic aquarium, the royal flock is cleaned of feed and completely matures.

In natural conditions, caviar in sturgeon appears once a year. On the fish farm enterprise – two. The smallest eggs – the sterling, the largest – Beluga.

Amur sturgeon – the largest fish on the farm. Like a submarine, he first low goes on the bottom of the reservoir, and the pop-up, often hits the tail on the water, pouring visitors and their cameras with water. So the fish "greet" with visitors.

In the final – product tasting. Tourists give a sample of smoked sturgeon of the first freshness on the sample, and then on a teaspoon, like a medicine, sturgeon and sterling caviar. Swallow and rolling eggs better not immediately. First, these "black pearls" need to ride across the sky. To eat caviar with a well-boiled egg or fresh cucumber – so useful substances are better absorbed, but bread with butter, on the contrary, breaks the taste.

There is a shop in production. Caviar is sold in small jars, and hot smoking sturgeon is packaged in gift bags for those who decide to bring a fish home as a souvenir.

This is such a modern Tula. With the flavor of the sea and black caviar, with romantic lanterns and river landscapes, with technologies that helps a new look at the age-old traditions. Tula almost 640 years. For such a solid age, this merchant half-millionnison has become a symbol of perseverance, generosity and endless hardworking. And today it is not a canned brand. The city of Masters-gunsmiths, metallurgists, who raised on their fertile land, dozens of talented people who glorify Russia continue to develop and surprise their guests.

From Moscow to Tula can be reached by car or train, which comes from the Kursk station. Travel time – just over two hours. Standard ticket costs 500 rubles. The train arrives at the Moscow railway station – where in 1879 there was a meeting of Russian writers of Leo Tolstoy and Ivan Turgenev.

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