Do places tell stories?

Beautiful Spaces is a history of Crimea, though it is not the kind of history you have likely encountered before. Rather than reconstructing political events or cultural developments, this project puts the idea of location front and center. It attempts to reconstruct the places and spaces of Crimea in the years after the first Russian annexation in April 1783. In so doing, it sheds new light on the ways in which the built and natural environments shaped daily life in (arguably) the most beautiful corner of the tsarist empire.

The project is in development and has a target completion date of June 30, 2017. But no need to wait. Come on in and have a look around.