Vasyl Karadagov for QHA Media With the onset of winter, the coastal cities of Crimea, popular during the tourist season, differ from what vacationers are used to seeing them. There are unusually few guests, the promenade is empty, and the beaches are deserted. At this time of the year, local residents prefer to get around the city with leisurely walking steps, rest on benches for hours, talk and just feed the birds. Sights of Alushta in December in our photo report. The main attraction of the city is the rotunda. The promenade is empty. In winter there are few tourists. Mostly locals strolling. People are in no hurry, talking, resting, reading books in the fresh air. Monument to Aleksandr Pushkin. Monument to the mascot of the XXII Summer Olympics, held in 1980 in Moscow, the Olympic Bear. Exemplary small park with palm trees and benches. The secular and clean place looks quite attractive. No excursions, wait for the season. Feeding birds is perhaps the favorite pastime of local residents and guests of Alushta. It seems there are more birds than all the vacationers on the city embankment at this time of year. Mom with a small child are dashing on a hoverboard. A black and white cat got into a child’s car and basks in the winter sun. In the center of Alushta is the city administration building. Alushta marketers emphasized an abbreviation from the past (in Russian, Cell Service Shop of Russia has the same first letters as the USSR – Ed.). Not far from the city center, the owner of the house decided to put it up for sale. At the local market. The path leading to Yukara Jami (“Upper Mosque” in Crimean Tatar) Nearby lies a park named after the outstanding pediatric surgeon Girey Bairov. The place offers a beautiful view of Alushta. Alushta resiednt decided to relax and lie down not on the beach, but right on the pedestrian zone.