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Where to spend days off? In the museum! Part 1

the Festival of the Cucumber in Suzdal, by tradition, is carried out in July and wonderfully unites the past and the present. As chugunka with potato and coils with cucumbers, trays with all food, similar to the basten picture are attractive! And how many different goods are spread out at pedlars, here is valid - “full the korobushka is full“!

you Want to master ancient crafts? Welcome to the master - classes on woodcarving, an art list! And nearby a thin brush the artist will present you modern option of ornament... your own body: baud - an art.

Scenery or imitation?

the Museum of wooden architecture and country life under the open sky - more than smart scenery for a festival of the Cucumber.

It appears, this interesting project arose still in 60 - x years of the last century. The employee of a restoration workshop V. M. Anisimov became the author. The most suitable place, of course - the river bank, as usual it happened at natural formation of settlements in Russia. National dreams of beauty, of miracles that with ease are also so skillfully created almost from air, blabbed out in fairy tales more than once: “The kvakushka of the tsarevitch put to bed, and itself dumped from itself lyagushechyyu skin and turned back the fair maiden Vasilisa Premudra - such beauty that in the fairy tale to tell, a feather to describe! It took frequent sieves, small a sieve, sifted wheat flour, kneaded dough white, baked a loaf - friable yes soft, adorned a loaf with different patterns sophisticated: on each side - the cities with palaces, gardens yes towers, from above - birds flying, from below - animals ryskuchy …“

Without exaggeration to revive, keep and inhale new fantastic life in former, left, modern vasilisa managed wise - to museum workers.

There where last century Tomilov Lane was located, and before revolution there were two churches - Dimitriyevskaya with a belltower and Church of St. George - both XVIII a century, from different villages of the Suzdal district brought the escaped wooden structures.

And here on the desert place, on the bank of Kamenka, there was the whole village: houses and the house adjoining constructions, windmills and churches which remained since the last centuries.

From the village of Ilyinkino of Melenkovsky district the peasant`s log hut - the middling person “moved“, from the village the Ravine of Vyaznikovsky district transported the two-storeyed house of the prosperous peasant, and from the village of Kamenevo of Kameshkovsky district the log hut decorated with a rich carving “was“.

As there lived a peasant what at him was a shed, a drying house for drying of sheaves and a barn from what well it gathered water and in what bath washed - everything is openly for survey. The log huts which are not empty. The situation corresponds to country way of the 19th century, including the geranium blossoming a scarlet spark on a window sill. And still two temples of the Vladimir province decorate the museum territory: Church of the Transfiguration from the village of Kozlyatyevo of Kolchuginsky district and Church of the Resurrection from the village of Potakino of Kameshkovsky district. Both wooden also both are interesting. As experts - one the most valuable, and another the most typical speak about them.

Not artificial the village, and more likely toy, intricate and thriftily equipped turned out. - it is expensive to Ljubo to look how wheat as blossom a buckwheat and lyon ears as on a backyard geese important walk up and down and goats are grazed. Unusual to such details - in any case? - to rural revelations of the city dweller everything delights, everything pleases his look, tired of an urbanization. And he is liberated, tirelessly poses, and rural types become a magnificent background for tens of bright pictures.

Pastoral in French...

the Fashion if to speak the modern language, on “screen version“ of rural life arose in Europe long ago and had both the name - a pastoral, and quite concrete idea.

The big Soviet encyclopedia explains: “The pastoral apprehended opposition to the corrupted city is moral the pure village, interest in the nature, the world of feelings and life of simple people, however in it amplified (especially in the 17th century) peculiar still to an antique bucolic conditional element, emphasized stylization of simplicity and artlessness. The convention of the Pastoral also affected in the stiffened traditional character of masks of the sensitive shepherd, the cruel shepherdess, the wise aged man, the impudent rival. In the 17th century. A pastoral - a characteristic genre of aristocratic baroque; shepherds and herdboys endure refined feelings and conduct gallant debates against gracefully decorated nature; the plot is confused by numerous adventures of heroes“ .

The legislator of the park and palace ensembles including cozy corners as though specially intended for playing of sketches with lambs and nanny-goats, there was, of course, France.

The modest hunting lodge of Louis XIV turned into the sparkling palace and a symbol of absolute monarchy - Versailles. On the godforsaken marshy place the woods and gardens “grew“, avenues and beds were broken, earned 1400 fountains, and the sun was reflected in man-made lakes and ponds of magnificent park. One of palaces, small Trianon, - the place for a quiet privacy, attracted Maria - Antoinette. For its entertainment the tiny village with a dairy farm was constructed. Small lodges with straw roofs, a water-mill and lakes supplemented composition.

The French village in royal execution and with interest is examined today by tourists and, photographing, secretly hope: and suddenly behind greens of ideally equal green hedge will flash, having recovered a landscape, a harmonous figure in a graceful dress of the shepherdess.