Something to reflect on in 2014 I thought I’d give everyone a small taste of what life is like here in Russia. I must admit I haven’t spoken a lot about what I’ve seen up to now, I’d say the reason is I haven’t felt truly qualified to say much. It’s like being an observer … More Happy Holidays – Something to reflect on in 2014
This hooded crow is having a ball snowboarding on a roof. I knew this critters were smart but how did this bird figure this out? I’ve seen the behavior of crows in the states which amazed me, but this is the first time I’ve since something like this here. I found a great article that … More Russian Crow Snowboarding
What looks like an quaint village by a river happens to be a city of the dead that was constructed in medieval times. On the border of Georgia and within Itum-Kalinsky, part of the Chechen Republic, lies a necropolis like no other in the world. It was built during the 14th century by a group … More City of the Dead – “Abode of Divinity”
Okay, so I’ve watched this and thought it was interesting. It’s probably fake but done very well. Watch it and tell me what you think? Does this stuff happen “Only in Russia” or what?
Since we are on the car theme I thought I’d share a new extreme sport created in Russia. Sanity not necessary for this sport. But like most extreme sports one must be very careful. Warning: This stunt was performed by an unprofessional sportsman, death is imminent upon stopping suddenly. Related articles Introducing the extreme (jaimeeturner.wordpress.com) … More Picture of the Day – Nov. 10
Today is a very special day “We’ve packed up and are getting ready to go on vacation. No serious “We are” But the neighbors didn’t like being out done so…….. They packed up to go to market. The competition around here is tough. Down around the corner and in a more ritzy neighborhood Chester decides … More Picture of the Day – Oct. 24
The Little Bird Here in a foreign land I perform an ancient rite: I free a bird from my hand in Spring’s cascading light. The act consoles my heart, how can I grudge God’s will; if I can grant, to some small part of Creation, freedom, still? Poem by Aleksándr Púshkin Just a … More Picture of the Day – Sept. 22
Ship house, Borovoy, Russia What looks rather like Noah’s Ark is actually a ship house in Borovoy, Russia. Owner and builder Nikolay claims the idea for this 29-foot-high, 45-foot-long house came to him in a dream. He started on July 7, 2007 and constructed the three-bedroom house without any architectural drawings. Since then, it has … More Top 10 most Unusual Houses in “Russia” – (and former USSR)
Walking down one of the side street in our city I came across this. If words count, what does this say. Is it Love? Where were you when that first kiss happened? How old were you? Do you remember the feelings that were going on inside yourself? Do you hide your love or put it … More Picture of the Day
What does it take to live alone in the wilderness? There has always been a mystique to surviving in the wilderness, deep within the soul is a need, a great desire to make it despite the odds. In the America‘s Henry David Thoreau spent two years in the woods to experience the simple life. In … More The Wilderness Journey
Shipwreck A poem by: Luís Vaz de Camões in 1598 Como quando do mar tempestuoso o marinheiro, lasso e trabalhado, d’um naufrágio cruel já salvo a nado, só ouvir falar nele o faz medroso; e jura que em que veja bonançoso o violento mar, e sossegado não entre nele mais, mas vai, forçado pelo muito … More Mirror Reflections – Portugal & Russia
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. THE ROSEBUSH TREMBLES. Alexander Petőfi. The rosebush trembled when A bird on its twig flew; My own soul trembles when I think, my dear, of you, I think, my … More Mirror Reflections – Hungary & Russia
Silence is sometimes the answer. Estonian quote When money speaks, the truth is silent. Russian Quote In all of God splendor There are moments to be silent Something to reflect on.
“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” Janos Arany quotes Budapest described in three words? Exotic, eclectic, electric Egzotikus, eklektikus, elektromos “My wish for you… is that your skeptic-eclectic brain be flooded with the light of truth.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Moscow described in three words? It’s a thousand pities!
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
It took 350 million years to form the amazing landscape of Bungle-Bungle rock, relate that to the time mankind has been around and it equals a “millisecond”. Each is so different but oddly the same. Remember the time it took for nature to create these two wonderful vistas, and reflect how much we all are … More Mirror Reflections – Australia & Russia
Близо́к локото́к, да не уку́сишь. Literal: Your elbow is close, yet you can’t bite it. So near and yet so far.
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.
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
Sometimes when we are in the midst of our walk in life we have no clue where we are going. Have you been there? Well don’t worry cause if you look around you will see that it’s not always about where you are going as much as where you are at. Maybe just maybe it’s … More Have you ever wondered where life will lead you?