Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center Life in Azerbaijan This fertile, generous and friendly land was and is the home of many inspired thinkers, philosophers, scientists, poets, architects, musicians and artists. There is a legend tells that Zardusht was born in this land. Azerbaijan has enriched all humankind with such geniuses as Nizami Ganjevi, Hagani Shirvani, Bahmanyar, … More Mirror Reflections – Azerbaijan & Russia
In every city across the world I think this kind of graffiti can be found. One interesting thing the city has done here is commissioning this type of art. Obviously these aren’t it. But I hope to show you more in the future.
Двум смертям не бывать, а одной не миновать Literal: You can’t die twice but one death won;t pass you by A man can die but once
Близо́к локото́к, да не уку́сишь. Literal: Your elbow is close, yet you can’t bite it. So near and yet so far.
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
From this vantage point on can see the Riviera Hotel across the Kazanka River.
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
The Annunciation Cathedral was first ordered built by Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible). The building of the wooden church first started on October 4, 1552 and was completed in three days after they started construction. Ivan himself drew the outline of the church where the foundations would be placed, once he completed this he marked … More Annunciation Cathedral, Kazan Ru.
Well sometimes the littlest things catch my eye like this tiny lavender flower. The way it sits over the leaves, you can almost see it smiling. I almost thought I heard it say thank you when I was done. Now all will see it’s smiling face.
If you look really close you can see the fairy setting on the rock in the stream. Gotcha! Even though there isn’t a fairy in the middle of this stream, it’s a place where they should be. Some shots just speak for themselves, this is one of them.
During my adventures through the city I cam upon this gate, the segmenting that it created shouted to me “here I am” catch me. So I did.
He sat among the rest of the vendors with his flowers, they where all he had to sell, he sat not with a cup in his hand but with love on a stem. Each passerby would look but none would partake, his eyes deceived him, his sadness was revealed. Is love deserved even when it’s … More Kazan, Russia
While hiking up Opal Creek in Oregon there is a little community which is only accessed by one small dirt road, after passing the few cabins and taking a right turn on the trail I came upon this. As if calling from the past they were begging me to capture a shot of them before … More A little bit of Americana
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