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Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekend Reflections: Russian reflections




Boathouses, old and new, big and small.


From St. Petersburg, the Viking Surkov cruised along Russia’s intricate waterways. We sailed first on the Neva River, then across Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake. Then we cruised the Svir River to Mandrogy (left and below), a model Russian community built on the foundations of the original town, which was destroyed in World War II. After passengers visited Mandrogy, we continued along the Svir’s 139-mile “Blue Route” toward Lake Onega, Europe's second largest lake.




© Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies



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16 comments:

J Bar said...

Good collection.

EG Wow said...

Interesting architecture! I never think of buildings in Russia looking like this so this is an eye opener.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with EG, this was an eye opener as far as architecture goes. Does look like a great and interesting trip! Terrific captures as always! Hope you have a great weekend, Kay!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

@ EG Wow, and Sylvia —
I was surprised to see what looked like early North American log cabins in Russia, too, but of course they were built in dense forest, so logs are the logical building material in the countryside.
Russia today has a thriving hardwood industry, as we saw when we traveled on the Volga-Baltic Waterway.
— K

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating building styles! I was amazed to see boathouses like this on the water's edge!

Joyful said...

Oh I envy you! In a good way. I want to go to Russia too. Thanks for sharing your photos.

♥ Braja said...

Loved that last image....

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diane b said...

it sounds a great trip, as I have said before. Do you have a pic of the boat that you were on or have I missed it?

'Tsuki said...

The last windows is amazing in its shape... What a nice set of picture...

cieldequimper said...

Love those houses/cabins/datchas...

Dimple said...

Nice set of shots, Kay. I really like the windows in the log house.

Gattina said...

Interesting sightseeing thanks to "russian reflections" lol !

Friko said...

You appear to make some very interesting trips. Your pictures show less well-knwn aspects, which is always goo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great cruise! Very interesting history, all new to me.

Ebie said...

I would love to go sight seeing with you. Surprise to see these boat houses.

James said...

I like the old wooden buildings and the shape of the window in the bottom shot. I agree with the others as far as being surprised by the architecture.