This tour provides a deep insight into the glorious past of Sevastopol in the times of the Crimean War.We will make its way trough Yalta's busy downtown to the highway leading
We will drive to Primorsky Park and take a stroll along this seaside promenade. You will see the striking ceremonial gate of the Count's Pier and the Monument to Scuttled Ships, which stands in the sea of the shore. This column with a bronze eagle erected in 1905 has become the symbol of Sevastopol.
THE MONUMENT TO SANK SHIPS
During Sevastopol defence by the entrance of Northern bay in the 1854 and 1855 years Russian sail ships were sank, "to protect the entrance from enemy vessels on raid and by this to rescue Sevastopol" (P.S.Nakhimov). In memory about it on to project of sculptor Adamson, architect Feldman and engineer Enberg in 1905 not far from past Nikolayev battery was created the monument. On underwater basis the square platform with 9 ¬ side is delivered on which the plinth is organized. From its raw granite blocks stands the eight-sided pedestal, where placed slender korinph column, headed with bronze statue of eagle with outstretched wings and wreath of Glory. The height of monument - 16,6 m.
Mark Twain`s Sebastopol description in his "The Innocents Abroad", Chapter 35, (1869) see here: