Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Snapshots of Russian summer

Lock bridge, Nizhny Novgorod.
It's been a quiet few weeks around here. The first two months of 2017 flew by in a blur of work and Chinese lessons. Those are pretty boring topics, so now we're trying to plan a few adventures, hoping to save the rest of the year from such boredom.

No pictures from Portland this time. Instead, here are some of my favorite pictures from last summer. Hope you enjoy them! :)

City bus passing a wooden house in Nizhny Novgorod.

Maxim Gorky square in Nizhny Novgorod. (The city was formerly called 'Gorky' in tribute to this famous writer.)
Graduation Day for some of the students at Lobachevsky University.
Stuffed tiger stands guard in a residential area, Nizhny Novgorod.
Someone tossed a piece of fish to this cat in Bor.
Random car with trailer in Nizhny Novgorod.
Час пик (rush hour), Nizhny Novgorod.
Restaurant decorations in Kazan.
A bit of the local brew.
Underground pedestrian walkway, Nizhny Novgorod.
Walking route along the Volga, Nizhny Novgorod.
Driving through the city, Nizhny Novgorod.
Found this for sale in a local bookshop, 5 months before the election.
Marshrutka drivers on break, Nizhny Novgorod.
Metro entrance, Nizhny Novgorod.
In a local shopping mall, Nizhny Novgorod.
I think this is where Sveta took me to her favorite shawarma shop?
Apartments on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, one of Nizhny's main streets.
Another sweltering July afternoon. All classroom windows were open; we waited for a breeze.
An afternoon spent along the embankment, Kazan. I would go back here in a heartbeat!!!


  1. I love your nails in the alcohol bottle picture!

  2. Ugh, this post is making me want to explore a new Russian city! I haven't been anywhere but Ufa since August. Also, I agree with Liz. I love your nails!

    1. Spasibo! Do you have any upcoming plans to escape the Ufa orbit?

    2. I'm going camping next weekend! That's the extent of it.