In the mind of a Tsar – A town is Born – Part II

The first glimpse of the Island is a beautiful sight. It hard to conceive that the materials for this small town started 885 kilometers (550 miles) away in the Uglich forest not far from a city with the same name. It took a full winter to cut down and prepare all the materials, at the … More In the mind of a Tsar – A town is Born – Part II

One of Russia’s Gems – “Kolomna” – Off the Beaten Path

First Edition Near the confluence of three rivers, the Oka, Moskva, and Kolomenka stands the oldest  and probably one of the most beautiful cities, Kolomna. The city itself is only 117 kilometers away from Moscow and the center point on the way to Kyazan. What draws people to this settlement is not necessarily tangible but … More One of Russia’s Gems – “Kolomna” – Off the Beaten Path

Mirror Reflections – Columbia & Russia

Las Lajas Sanctuary is a minor basilica built inside the canyon of the Guaitara River. Completed in 1949, it was designed using the Gothic revival style of architecture. The supposed apparition of the Virgin Mary to a deaf-mute, who suddenly was able to speak after seeing a silhouette while illuminated by lightning, inspired the building … More Mirror Reflections – Columbia & Russia

Mosque Downtown Kazan

Mosque Downtown Kazan Thought it would be fun to show some of the Mosques and Churches of Kazan, It’s amazing how different each one of them are from each other. I don’t know the names of them right now, but as I find them I will update each post, Enjoy.