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This image shows Sevastopol's neoclassical architecture. Note the domed building in the middle of the scene, this is the admiralty building of the Black Sea Fleet. Also featured is the naval officer's club and library, designed to resemble the Parthenon, in the lower right. The port appears quite busy. The city, constructed largely of granite, has a white appearance. There seems to be hardly any distinction between sea and land, as the city runs right up to the water's edge. It is as though the buildings themselves sprang up from the sea - a fitting notion, given that the creation and building up of the city is due to its geographic positioning on a strategically important body of water.
Image: “Cornucopia Magazine Crimea: The West Coast.” Accessed March 20, 2018. http://www.cornucopia.net/magazine/articles/crimea-the-west-coast/
 McCormick, Richard C. A Visit to the Camp before Sevastopol. 212 p. New York: D. Appleton and company, 1855. //catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001602521.