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AN OLD BRIDGE IN THE MOUNTAIN FOREST

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“AN OLD BRIDGE IN THE MOUNTAIN FOREST (EN-PLEIN-AIR SKETCH)”
СТАРИННЫЙ МОСТ В ГОРНОМ ЛЕСУ (ЗАРИСОВКА С НАТУРЫ)”
СТАРОВИННИЙ МІСТ У ГІРСЬКОМУ ЛІСІ (МАЛЮНОК З НАТУРИ)”
DAĞ ORMANINDAKI ESKI KÖPÜR (AÇIQ AVADAKI RESIM)”

Этот старинный каменный арочный мост над горной речкой Батанын-Су находится на дне оврага в горном лесу у трассы Симферополь-Алушта чуть ниже Ангарского перевала. В 1824 году Министерство внутренних дел Российской империи утверждает проект прокладки дорог из Симферополя на Южный берег Крыма по ходатайству Таврического гражданского губернатора А. Н. Баранова. Участок дорожного пути от Симферополя до Алушты строился в 1824—1826 гг. солдатами Козловского и Нашебургского пехотных полков под руководством военного инженера подполковника П. В. Шипилова. Дорога проходила по сложному рельефу горного Крыма, поэтому на многих участках приходилось укреплять склоны подпорными стенами и сооружать мосты через горные реки.

This old stone arch bridge over the river Batanın-Su stands at the bottom of a gorge in the mountain forest by the Simferopol-Alushta highway not too far from the Angarskiy Mountain Pass. In 1824, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire endorsed the project of constructing roadways between Simferopol and the towns on the South Coast of Crimea upon a request from the Civil Governor of the Taurida Governorate  A. N. Baranov. The road that led from Simferopol to Alushta was built between 1824 and 1826 by the soldiers of Kozlovsky and Nascheburg infantry regiments with Russian army engineer lieutenant colonel P. V. Shipilov in charge. The road wound its way through the complex terrain of the Crimean mountains which made the construction workers build additional retaining walls and stone bridges across the mountain creeks.

Date: Oct. 3, 2019.

Materials: India ink, black pencil, black marker, green-gray Russian sauce pastel, white acrylic paint on Kraft paper, 34x58 cm.

Материалы: чёрная тушь, чёрный фломастер, чёрный карандаш, серо-зелёный соус, акриловые белила, крафт-бумага, 34x58 см.

This place on Yandex maps: bit.ly/2AIz6FK

Wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angarsky…

Work-In-Progress/Процесс работы: www.instagram.com/p/B3PU50XIP7…

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ART-byLinda's avatar
Wonderful painting!! I can't imagine the engineering involved for the soldiers to carry out that work. 
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As a matter of fact, the bridge was erected by the same soldiers who had beaten the "invincible" Napoleon army and triumphantly marched through Paris just a few years earlier. So building bridges must've been a piece of cake compared to all the battles they'd fought.
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merearthling's avatar
lovely drawing where is water:-o :clap:
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Now that's a one-million-ruble question! When they built the bridge almost two centuries ago, Crimean creeks and rivers had much more water in them. Over time, the water eroded the soft limestone that the Crimean Peninsula is mostly made of, and went underground. That's why one can't see any water right under the bridge, but it resurfaces a little lower down the gorge.
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:XD: aha! now the rocks in the stream-bed make sense, here is also a limestone scenery so its not unusual to see a stream disappear underground .. especially in a heat wave some bridges have little more than a trickle under them :-o
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There's a mountain river in Crimea known as Suv Batqan, which literally means "the water disappeared", all because it surfaces only in the springtime when the snow melts.
merearthling's avatar
:-) that is really interesting :happybounce: here the river disappears into a giant cave largest single chamber in UK called Smoo cave .. name is from the old Norse :-)
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Thanks for letting me know. I'll check it out on YouTube.
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:-) its probably on there I was friends with the guy who used to show visitors around the inner caves by boat (there are three chambers )' Colin the Cave' but he died early this year from cancer .. its a popular place for visitors to see :-o
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Aen-Riv's avatar
Симпатично :)  Особенно этот выбеленный куст чего-то в углу арки.
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Это блики на листках какого-то деревца. Лес всё-таки. В конце описания есть ссылка на Instagram swipe, где есть и фото моста "в реале".
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es un buen puente
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El puente sí me arrebató. Lleva casi dos siglos sin desintegrarse, aunque los bloques de piedra obviamente no están pegados con mortero sino apilados uno sobre otro, contenidos tan solo por la fuerza de gravedad. ¡Qué albañilería! 
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Are those long slabs of stone used in building the arch?  And where's the troll?
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Yes, it's built of sandstone blocks and slabs with no mortar, and it's still there almost two centuries later. As I sat there drawing without a soul around, I wondered the same thing, a little alarmed by each rustling or cracking sound I heard. In the end, though, I realized that the only troll in that forest was... me.
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