Hello everybody, today's my last day in Irkutsk before travelling to London. I continue my walk around the centre of the City. Historical centre of Irkutsk was included into the Tentative List of UNESCO WHSs.
And this is Irkutsk Academic Drama Theatre, one of the oldest in Russia.
Not far from the theatre - the monument to the Russian Tsar (king) Alexander 111.
And here's the Central square of the city - Kirov square.
Now I am going towards the Angara and see a small chapel.
Behind it there is a Polish Roman Catholic Church. It was built in the 19th century, now it's Organ Hall of the Philharmonia. Some time age another Roman Catholic Cathedral was opened in Irkutsk for Catholic people.
Then I saw the Church of the Savior, dated 1710. (That is really, really old!).
To the left of Church of the Savior I saw a sculpture of St. Peter and Fevronia, they're the patrons of family. Just married couples come to them to put flowers and to pray about happy family life.
Behind St. Peter and Fevronia a hare sits. It symbolizes fertility and ladies touch its nose to have healthy children. "Hello, hare!!! How are you?"
On the embankment I saw a beautiful Epiphany Cathedral. It's rather big and great.
Look at the temperature, only +9 c. They say summer is over.
It is getting dark and time to go back to say goodbye to all my friends.
I have had such a wonderful time with Natalia, her family and friends and now it's time for farewell. I will try and say in Russian ...
So до свидания (Da sveedaneeya) and Спасибо (spaseeba).
Goodbye and thank you xx