Spring in Nizhny Novgorod! A walk at the Oka River Bank…
Lol… After 4 days of weird phenomenon of snowing in Nizhny Novgorod in April. The loooooooooooooong awaited spring has finally arrived!
The time has arrived for us to do some outdoor activities after 6 months of winter here. During winter, there’s no outdoor activity that could be carried out. Try to imagine that, can you have barbeque during the time when the temperature is below 0?
The spring came very late this year, compared to previous year. Maybe the weather changes due to global warming, or there’s a sudden swift of altitude and latitude of the earth?
The land is still covered by snow even though spring has arrived, as expected, and the flowers are still reluctant to show themselves not even a bud… Making the land seems so dull and monotonous…
But hope the real spring will come very soon…….
Since spring has arrived, me and xiangyun decided to have a picnic at the park, which is just opposite to my hostel compound. The park is very big and beautiful, some more it is just situated beside the Oka River.
Oka River, the river in the centre of Russia, is the largest right tributary of the Volga River. The banks of the river are dotted with historical and cultural site. And the confluence of the Oka and Volga rivers is just situated in Nizhny Novgorod, the place where I stay.
And these are the pictures I managed to capture and wanted to share with you guys…
And for your information, for those who still don’t know where Nizhny Novgorod is, this is some features that I managed to find online to show you… (From Wikipedia)
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Ни́жний Но́вгород, Nižnij Novgorod), colloquially shortened as Nizhny, is the fourth largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk. Population: 1,311,252 (2002 Census); 1,438,133 (1989 Census). It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and also the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District.
There are more than six hundred unique historic, architectural, and cultural monuments in the city; that gave grounds to UNESCO to include Nizhny Novgorod in the list of 100 cities of the world which are of great historical and cultural value.