Saratov 2016 year-which brought the city this year? Light, bright, even changing. Not to say that the city seems to be modern-not quite. Saratov has always had its own character, and despite the massive construction of modern buildings, office buildings and shopping centers, the city remains as it was before-merchants, trade and sedate.
Someone can say is the province and remembers the words "in the village, in the wilderness, in the Saratov» and will be wrong. Saratov is not a village, and not the backwoods. Exit on its streets, walk along the Avenue of Kirov. Look at the people, especially the young is not wilderness. Not capital, of course, with its crazy rhythms, but nevertheless is a city in a hurry, actively develops.
What else to say about Saratov is practically the southern city, although it is not on the coast. The photo of the year 2016 Saratov is noticeable. Bright sunshine, bright colors. September-25 degrees of heat, bright sun, tanned people. By the way, the trees already yellowing in Saratov in August, but not from the cold and the heat.
If you suddenly will be moved to the Centre of Saratov and won't know where you are, you would think that residents can ask the first comer-go to the sea? There is such a feeling. Among other things, volzhsky Tan falls and more keeps much longer than the marine. Generally, Tan among residents of Saratov and region never fails.
That you almost don't notice people, smokers on the go. This is not to say that in the city of Saratov is not smoke-smoke just in a serene setting, sitting on a bench and next to the ballot box. Very many women with children, with wheelchairs. A large number of students-Saratov has always been a student city. In a large number of universities, Polytechnic, SGU, two agricultural University, one of the oldest Conservatories in Russia, several military academies, etc..
In 19 century architecture has been preserved, but I must say that refer to it, though with reverence, but fairly practical. Veiled building from the beginning of the 19th century advertising posters and signboards-without problems, what good to disappear. You can of course now, but poahat′ Saratov was, and remains, the commercial and practical town. A typical provincial merchant class. City with 18 centuries was the center of the grain trade and transit point practically on the border between Europe and Asia. Although shared by Europe and the Ural mountains, but in fact, in the century before this section was held by Volga-behind her began the great steppe.
So I saw the Saratov in 2016 year. All photographs presented in this material can be downloaded for free and without any conditions. But, if you want to put a link to the source, I will be thankful-maybe these pictures will enjoy and will be useful in Saratov to a much larger number of users.