Mys Aniva, Sakhalin, Russia This lighthouse was built under extremely difficult conditions on what was once a jagged rock just off the southeastern-most cape of Sakhalin island. The Mys Aniva lighthouse is over three quarters of a century old and has seen a lot of history during its lifespan. Late 1930s when Sakhalin was divided … More Lighthouses of Russia
The Dnieper River in Dorogobuzh, Russia, before 1917. If you look at this picture above closely, the churches are doctored in but it’s still quite remarkable. While my wife and I were in Suzdal I took the picture below the extraordinary part of the second picture is this is today not a hundred years ago. … More Picture of the Day – Sept. 18
The Intercession Church in Balashikha Will be doing a follow-up story to this one. Be watching!!! Visit: https://hague6185.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/picture-of-the-day-sept-16/
The Baudouin Experiment took place between 10:00am on September 27th until 10:00am on September 28th in one of Belgium’s most famous architectural landmarks, the Atomium. This building was built for the 1958 World Fair in Brussels and imitates the structure of an atom made up of nine spheres connected by tubes. The space was turned … More Mirror Reflection – Belgium & Russia
This hotel is no more a mile and a half away from our flat. One of the neatest things about the lighting is that it changes about every 3 to 5 minutes. The colors will range from blue to purple, then green and red. I got to admit I’ve seen lighting all over the states, … More Korston Hotel at Night
I hope you enjoy the photos. Day or night Kazan is quite the city for any taste. Summer, winter, anytime of the year.
This is the Kremlin and view of the city from the opposite side of the Kazanka River.
From this vantage point on can see the Riviera Hotel across the Kazanka River.
A very Unorthodox Eastern Orthodox Church At first when you see these two churches together you would think they are totally separate churches but they are not. But it is clear they are very different in style and color. Actually this is just hard to explain, but still enjoy.
My favorite Mosque This mosque is built from a red brick, and green domes. This one really stands out from the others in it’s uniqueness.
Cute little Mosque Sometimes it’s impossible to get the right photo when there are power lines everywhere. Cropping is such a wonderful tool.
My favorite Church in Kazan I pass this church almost every day. It just happens to be on the way downtown. I will be posting more of this church in the future. Love the colors, the domes, the architecture is just beautiful.
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral The Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral was built in 1722. It is truly one of the most valuable architectural monuments and one of the most spiritual symbols of Kazan (see an earlier post of my wife and I inside this church). It’s considered one of the most famous churches in … More Saint Peter & Saint Paul Cathedral
This shot captures both the mill and windmill. I had seen several windmills in other place within Tatarstan, but this is the first I have photographed. At first I thought it a bit unusual but realized the building of these windmill could have been influenced by other cultures or maybe even the other way around. … More The Windmill
This was from inside the East mausoleum looking towards the Healer’s Home.
I think I walked around the grounds of this ancient city looking for the right place to get this shot. It captures most of them.
This was a little harder to capture, there where so many tree, but at this point I was able to get a shot that I thought was worthy of the church.
This was from the back side of the church in Suzdal, love the colors, the sky, and the angle.
The Floating Homes (Sleepless) of Seattle, on Union Lake
A bit different view of the Space Needle.
I thought I would step back and share with everyone our trip to Vladimir, Russia. The town of Vladimir is situated on a high piece of ground which creates extremely picturesque views from the left bank of the River Klyazma. This is one city where you definitely want to put on your hiking shoes, we … More Back to Vladimir