New countryHotel Villa Amende in Pjarnu, summer capital of great Estonia, always seemed to us, fans of modest northern widths, ideal vacation spot. An elegant country house of 1904. Modernist style. Pine park with a fountain. Curls of a high pig-iron fence. Six minutes to a kursaal and a beach. Grandly smoked fireplace decorated with horns. Heavy silver plugs for cutting of morning bacon. Was, there was an occasion to envy the Baltic neighbours who have managed so it is beautiful to dispose of pre-revolutionary construction.
hotel Villa Amende in Pjarnu, summer capital of great Estonia, always seemed to us, fans of modest northern widths, ideal vacation spot. An elegant country house of 1904. Modernist style. Pine park with a fountain. Curls of a high pig-iron fence. Six minutes to a kursaal and a beach. Grandly smoked fireplace decorated with horns. Heavy silver plugs for cutting of morning bacon. Was, there was an occasion to envy the Baltic neighbours who have managed so it is beautiful to dispose of pre-revolutionary construction. We, admirers of the pines, the starched lacy aprons, jam from a bilberry and mochenyh apples, grieved for such summer residence. However visit to resort Sestroretsk with its ancient monuments deep (among them cultural - historical object the Shed where on a visit at the worker - Nikolay Yemelyanov`s Bolshevik in the summer 1917 - go Ilyich disappeared from ohranki) has dispelled steady Estonian charms.
so, to our steadfast attention the country hotel " has been offered; Scandinavia “ with 61 number. This big convincing structure from glass and a tree, executed without a knot and zadorinki in modern Swedish style (its distinctive feature - improbably huge windows), located in well-groomed sosnovo - a fur-tree thicket. “ Scandinavia “ the boarding house of expensive sports type, has also two otelnymi summer residences. It “ Summer residence of Shelepina “ (eight numbers) and “ the Summer residence of Lihacheva “ (six numbers). Two charming wooden Finnish dachki 1904 and 1903 of construction accordingly, named on names of the first owners. “ a summer residence of Shelepina “ is a small hotel, and here “ the Summer residence of Lihacheva “ - residence, meeting of country apartments with own kitchens (by the way, on “ to the Summer residence of Lihacheva “ it is possible to lodge with a dog). Such is our shattering answer foreign Estonian Villa Amende.
Thanks to having a rest the Russian empire a word “ a summer residence “ is today in the French, Italian, English and German languages. For example, the bus stop between Mentonoj and Monaco is called Dacha. We as - that slezli from the bus in search of mysterious French dacha, but have not found it. On the other hand, in Monaco, in Kap - d ` Ah, after revolution a vein of Matilda Kshesinsky. The well-known dancer did not love a petty-bourgeois summer residence that is why has got in French riviera a country house. The summer residence has appeared in Russia in the environment of rather low bourgeois class (in own way I will eat summer residences was a summer variant of rent of apartment in the city profitable house). However imperceptible first the country culture could become a true way of life with the laws and attributes. In 1904, in a year of construction “ Summer residences of Shelepina “ and in a year after occurrence “ Summer residences of Lihacheva “ Maxim Gorky, the known summer resident (since 1905 when the revolutionary writer has been sent from Petersburg by tyrant Nikolay II in wonderful country Repino), lets out the special play “ Summer residents “. And it is put by the Moscow art theatre in a peculiar manner.
days off on both Sestroretsk summer residences is it is exemplary - indicative rest on Stanislavsky`s system. Who does not remember those the first, such remarkable, the kindest Konstantin Sergeevicha`s performances? Nobody remembers already, but all know, how it was. Not important, about what went speech in the play (clever intelligent Chekhov or impudent social Bitter), but on a stage by all means hung sticky silence in which thoughts and feelings of heroes persistently pulsed. And that the spectator has not fallen asleep, in a dark hall, “ spying in a keyhole “ Konstantin Sergeevich and Vladimir Ivanovich (Nemirovich - Danchenko) started various - as a rule, sound - attraktsii, meaning a current of lost life.
Krjakane of a duck, whistle in canes, pike splash, flight of a fly, otkashlivanie after 47 - gradusnoj hrenovushki, a crunch of a crushed cucumber, wine-glass fight, a rocking-chair scratch, rustling of pages “ sharp “ the writer (for example, erotic Artsybasheva), a snore of a faithful dog, mutter of the nanny, falling on a floor of a female hairpin, helpless love crying vvecheru - and here already drunk man`s shouts and, at last, it, a fatal pistol shot. Knock dverok buffet, valerian smells. To devils! To Moscow! And, no, all - taki to Paris. attraktsiej, a true masterpiece theatrical critics, of course, firm gnashing of a cricket always admitted to the best.
all these picturesque “ tableau vivant “ early performances MHT, certainly, have not been thought up by founders of theatre. They have been peeped in real country life of the beginning of the XX-th century, mixed in themselves a vaudeville and a drama. Stanislavsky and itself was from time to time the summer resident while Nemirovich - Danchenko sat in Moscow, guarded theatre and nice actresses.
hundred years minulo, and on Sestroretsk summer residences all as flows in the winter and in the summer, in the spring and in the autumn ordinary, ordinary Russian country life. However, this peace and helpless life at first has been broken, then absolutely destroyed, then altered in collective sanatorium rest, but is now happy and is completely restored. By the way, in this life there were also frankly bourgeois notes. Expensive fabric wall-paper, otkrytochnye kinds to gulf of Finland, the old oil pictures bought at antiquarian auctions in Sweden, gobelins, candles, porcelain and marble, a wild boar on a spit with cloudberries for a supper, tasty house tincture - here, all right, the whole cellar, the French cheeses, sausages and dry, white and pink, sparkling from Rheims. Russian summer residents have grown rich.