This view of Balaklava harbor is taken from the ridge line very near the narrow entrance. We are looking north toward Kadikoi at the far end and the Balaklava battlefield beyond. Until the breakup of the Soviet Union this was an important submarine base of the Black Sea Fleet. Now it is a fishing village as it was in pre-revolutionary times. Some day enterprising entrepreneurs will turn the lovely place into an artists colony and tourist attraction.
This church on the ridge above Balaklava harbor is now being restored under religious control. It is quite recognizable in the painting by Simpson showing the church the British used in Balaklava during the siege.
The village of Kadikoi which is to our right off the photo. Canrobert's hill is off to the right. On Sapun Gor ridge we see the white building which is the museum for World War II. It is located close to where Lord Raglan and staff were located during the Battle of Balaklava. The Causeway height is not much of a height but extends along the low ridgeline on the right half of the photo. The Heavy Brigade engaged the Russian cavalry in the green space just in from the right edge of the…
View from causeway hight across the north valley toward Sapun Gor ridge. The white building on the ridge is the diorama museum for World War II. We have some photos of that in the directory about Sevastopol