The Polish Christmas has a special charm and in these regions, where the cold and snow arrive in the early days of winter, it is easy to see the traditional roofs and whitewashed the snowmen we have so often seen on postcards or in the movies. The feast of Christmas is called in Polish Boże … More Mirror Reflections – Poland & Russia
So it happened, I was finally asked the question! What question is that you might ask? Well I can share about all kinds of things about Russia, its culture, it’s mysteries, its history, quotes and the list goes on. So what is it? Food, that’s the answer. What do we eat here in Russia. What … More So what’s the Question?
When any of us start a blog its so exciting to see the numbers grow from 0 – where ever, personally I thought did I choose the best theme, the right layout, how do I get these widgets to work, and the list goes on and on. Then what the heck do I write about? … More The Sigh of Relief
For around twenty years this small town in the central of part Russia has been abandoned. But what would drive these people to leave their homes in large numbers so the town of Promyshlennyi would become deserted and desolate left to waste away? One can almost see the people who once lived here roaming the … More Promyshlennyi
This poem is by a famous Russian Poet Being recited by a young Russian girl. Just watching this little girl is priceless, it doesn’t matter what the language. See translation below video. There are women in Russian villages With a clear importance persons With beautiful force in движеньях, Walking with the sight of the Queens,- … More Women in Russian villages – A poem by “N. A. Nekrasov”
One of the most top secret places in USSR can be remembered for it’s extremely famous Nuclear Submarine Base. One these bases happened to be located in Balaklava, Ukraine. This city became the home of a huge underground submarine base which housed amazing docks and was functional up until 1996 when the last Russian submarine … More Top-Secret Abandoned Submarine Base in the Ukraine
The year was 1998 when a “Red October” grand piano was left in the auditorium of the cultural centre. Those who where leaving this city were not just leaving a piano but their homes, they were abandoning jobs, dreams, and nightmares under the strange angular shadow of a mountain named by the Swedes. This very … More “Red October” A Grand Piano at the Edge of the World
This once beautiful “Russian Riviera” is located between lush forested mountains and the Black Sea, the wonderful views from this mostly abandoned city are incredibly gorgeous, it’s hard to imagine why this happened in one of Russia’s few cities that is located in a sub-tropical climate. Gagra was once a very popular destination point among … More Russia’s Paradise Lost – Gagra
I learned after taking this picture that the builders of this ancient city would cross the Volga River to quarry stone and return to build the magnificent buildings they built throughout the city. What amazed me was the color of the stone. In my travels across the U.S. there are many areas that have this … More Stone Quarry across the Volga River
This was one church that I just had to explore, I wanted to find the sweet spot, the right angle, the right light. I hope this was it. What do you think?