High Above the Kremlin Tops Here in my hometown of Kazan the 2015 FINA World Championships started on July 24th and will conclude on August 9th. This has been a great pleasure for me since I used to be a spring board diver in my younger years. Visiting this event has meant a short walk … More High Above the Kremlin Tops – 2015 FINA World Championships
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Riviera Tower Limited Liability Company have signed a management contract for a new deluxe hotel in Russia. The Kazan property will help the international hotel group with Swiss roots reinforce its footing in the Eastern European market and is scheduled to open in 2016. The new outstanding hotel will follow … More Kazan’s New Jewel – At the Heart of the City
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
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
These are a couple of beautiful little wildflowers that I photographed on one of my walks down by the Kazanka River, I went looking on the internet to see if I could identify either of them without much luck. Anyway thought they might brighten up someones day. Visit: https://hague6185.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/picture-of-the-day-sept-9/
One of the things about Kazan that I’ve found very different from other cities I’ve been to is their love of arches, curves, and anything that involves a circle. Corners of building will be rounded, domes on churches, entire structures will be round. I think it’s what makes Kazan so unique. I will attempt to … More Picture of the Day – Sept. 4
Sometimes life should be about the simple things
We went for a walk down by the Kazanka River today. Wasn’t sure what we were going to see. What we saw were dragonflies swooping in and out of the reeds, tried to get a picture and no luck, started taking pictures of everything else and lo and behold some time later this little guy … More Picture of the Day – Aug. 20
On Lake Qaban Yesterday we were down in the middle of town where we have 3 different lakes. I never thought that taking a picture of a “duck” would be interesting but the reflection of the water caught me by surprise. I hope that you like it. History of the Lakes Lakes Kaban, the system of … More Picture of the day
I hope you enjoy the photos. Day or night Kazan is quite the city for any taste. Summer, winter, anytime of the year.
This bridge was built to celebrate the thousand year history of Kazan.
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.