Monday, August 22, 2016

Best of a Russian July

Sveta in front of Nizhny Novgorod's city sign.

It's the season of air conditioning in Portland. (100F, what madness is this??!!) We've already been to the movie theater twice this week to cool off. Now I'm hanging out near the air conditioner at home and starting to look through all last month's pictures from Russia. Here are my favorites... what do you think of these places?

Downtown Kazan.
In front of Kazan's marriage palace. The Singaporean students taught us this photo trick!
On the bus together <3 <3 <3
Orthodox church in Kazan.
Oatmeal box at the supermarket.
Kazan's puppet theater.
 Back in Nizhny Novgorod. Shopping Center "Passage".
And speaking of passages, this in one of Nizhny's many underground passages for pedestrians.
Sveta: "What? Why would you take a picture of this? It's not beautiful at all."
Outside a residential neighborhood that once contained barracks.
Sveta and I found this playground in the same neighborhood. No one is ever too big to play on the seesaw ;)
Home to air defense officers from 1951 to 1999.
Yana took this picture at our favorite afternoon "study spot".
Nizhny Novgorod sunset.
In Nizhny's Switzerland Park.
Nizhny's riverfront, a popular spot for hanging out and walking around.
Local vodka.
Nizhny monastery.
Prayers in a Nizhny Orthodox church.
In front of one of Kazan's many mosques.
Beautiful Kazan.


  1. Awesome pictures! Makes me want to go back and travel more!

  2. Cool! So glad you enjoyed them, Dacia :)

  3. Those pictures of Kazan make me miss it. Was it hot in Nizhny Novgorod? It's been so hot in Ufa and Kazan. I hate it. I want winter.

    1. Ugh, yeah, I thought so. I was also dreaming of wintery шуба weather ;)