the birthday of the writer consider his own photographs from the collection of the Museum of K. G. Paustovsky, with river views, ancient monasteries, wagon train and geese at the market. Know that connects Konstantin Paustovsky Ryazan region and what kind of transportation he loved most.

Joint material and the Agency “Moscow”.

Interest in photography appeared in Paustovsky in childhood. Father future writer was like, and developing engaged son. Many reel-to-reel tapes was in the table, a senior Paustovsky, while during the harvest before the next holiday to the warehouse did not get the mother, then the films were given to Constantine. The boy was shut in a dark closet and had completed work on the photos.

growing up, Paustovsky took my camera with me on trips around the country, shooting landscapes, churches, local residents. The writer loved to travel and did it often, thought of the journey give the man a live of knowledge and experience, open up new fields beautiful. For his life Konstantin Georgievich has made a lot of pictures, but most of the pictures have not survived. The most famous photographic archive Paustovsky refers to the period 1930-1940-ies, the time when he left journalism and devoted himself entirely to literary work.

Meshchersky region in the Ryazan region, praised by Paustovsky in the story “Mescherskaya side”, often appeared in his pictures, its scenery inspired the writer. In Meshchera, it seems, was nothing special — pine forests, of lake forest, grasslands, however, the province attracted Konstantin Georgievich. “He’s very modest — as well as the paintings of Levitan. But there, as in these paintings, is all beauty and all invisible at first glance, the diversity of Russian nature”, wrote Paustovsky.

In the village of Solotcha, which is called the gateway to the Meshchera, the writer was in September 1930. Beauty Meshchersky hinterland and picturesque surroundings he liked it so much that for many years he came to this region with family for work and leisure. Initially stayed at a local dressmaker Maria Kostina, who, according to the memoirs of Paustovsky’s son, Vadim, was very religious and took an active part in the work of solotchinskaya Church. Later Konstantin Georgievich moved to the former bath, in the estate of the artist-engraver pozhalostina Ivan. After a while he bought the whole estate.

Solotcha has become a regular venue kvartirovaniya writer in the summer and fall by as much as ten years. Here he worked and received guests in Meshchersky edges Konstantin Georgievich visited Ruvim Fraerman, Konstantin Simonov, Arkady Gaidar. Tenants Paustovsky often worked in Solotcha, went with the writer on a fishing trip and studied the local beauty, even made treasures. Arkady Gaidar left wherein the hollow of a tree a sealed bottle with a message to descendants — it is still not found.

Paustovsky admitted that most of his works owe an average strip of Russia. The cycle of stories “Summer days”, the story “the Telegram” and the story “the Meshchersky party” and “a Tale of the woods” was written based on impressions of travel across the country. “The most rewarding and happy for me was the familiarity with an average strip of Russia… She had me once and for all. I felt it as his real old home and I felt Russian to the last veins,” wrote Konstantin Georgievich in the Preface to the autobiographical novel “the early years”.

the Middle lane Paustovsky dedicated and lots of photos: landscapes of the Vladimir region, Suzdal and Yuriev-Polsky, Kamenka river, ancient monasteries and everyday life of local residents.

In Yuriev-Polsky Paustovsky liked Bazaar, that he did a series of photos of malls of the town. Photos Konstantin Georgievich artfully conveyed the atmosphere of market day. Farmers with boxes and baskets on the tables chatting, waiting for customers, women sitting on the ground and discussing the latest news, and geese leisurely walking on the road along the shopping malls.

a Lot of photographs Paustovsky was dedicated to the monasteries. Christmas in Solotcha monastery, the Spaso-evfimiev and Pokrovsky monastery in Suzdal writer captures in the early 1930-ies. When Paustovsky visited Suzdal is unknown, but the monastery is made in the spring with a wooden bridge over a flooded Heater.

Ships, trains and ships also became frequent characters in the photos of Konstantin Georgievich. Water travels, he has acquired new acquaintances and found true friends. During his travels with the writer happened adventure: Paustovsky happened to fall in a storm off the coast of Novorossiysk.

In 1956, during a European cruise Konstantin Georgievich became acquainted with the writer Leonid Rahmanov. They met on the deck and immediately attracted each other’s attention: both hands were books of Ivan Bunin. The legend of the meeting States that even bookmarks they had on one page. Soon they were talking like old friends. Then they saw each other infrequently but corresponded, gave each other books. Their friendship lasted until the death of the book.

“Konstantin Georgievich was a model road companion: kind, cheerful, caring, age not movable, easily egged on to any adventure, if only it promised open, multiplied experience, — but under one condition: whatever the thread has not broken once and for all established his moral rules,” recalled acquainted about their trip Rakhmanov in his essay “Voyage with P��ostovsky”.

Not only water transport was shot Konstantin Georgievich — the romance of the railroad attracted a writer from childhood. As a boy he often ran to the station and together with the duty followed and met the train. With the “pot” the writer has many memories: the father of the railroad, service on hospital trains and of course trips around the country.

pictures of 1920-1930-ies — the car is narrow. For this writer came in Meshchersky edge, it came back from traveling home. One day Paustovsky with a friend riding on the narrow gauge railway from fishing. In the way the passengers began to sing. Glee fans suddenly singled out one man’s voice sounded professionally. The singer introduced the collective farm bookkeeper, and when the companion book was to persuade him to go to Moscow to audition for the Conservatory, apologized for the prank and admitted that he is a soloist of the Bolshoi theatre Nikolai Ozerov. Paustovsky, the famous singer found out too and was very glad to meet a man whose books were read.