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Monday, September 26, 2011

Our World Tuesday: Mandrogy, Russia

Ye Olde Russian Archerie Grounde

If you enlarge this photo, you may see where one arrow has hit the roof above the target on the left.

Ye olde spectators
© Richard Schear photos















Fishing is a sport beloved around the world, including the River Svir in Russia.
If you're coming here from the "Our World" site, please note, I do know how to spell my own name, but my fingers just don't do what they're supposed to do any more. —Kay

Some of these little kids don't seem happy, but it looks like a fun ride to me. Many river cruise ships, including those from Viking River Cruises, stop at Mandrogy to let passengers get a taste of life in Russia hundreds of years ago. (The wheels, I would guess, aren't exactly authentic 15th Century.)

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20 comments:

aka Penelope said...

Ah … I see what you mean about the wheels, Kay! I guess the ride would be a little too bumpy otherwise for the modern day kids that do seem quite serious. Maybe they are wishing they were playing with the bows and arrows. Really like your new profile photo, by the way, with the gorgeous smile!

Friko said...

your Russian trip must have been a fascinating experience.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes, about the wheels -- but its great to know that this re-created place is there -- it must be a wonderful way to learn history -- for kids and grownups alike.

Lesley said...

and was that perhaps Dick's arrow that missed the mark completely?! or yours?!

EG Wow said...

Ha! I'm glad you pointed out the wheels. I think I would have missed that. :)

Sylvia K said...

I have so enjoyed the Russian tours you've taken us on! I love the horse! What a beauty he is! Those wheels are interesting!! Glad you pointed them out! Enjoy a great week, Kay!

Sylvia

Carver said...

What a fascinating place to visit. I like the old world stops. The kids don't look happy but I agree that it looks like fun to me.

SquirrelQueen said...

The archery range looks like fun, I wouldn't mind dusting off my bow to have a go at those targets.

I think the ride looks like fun but those kids would probably rather play video games or watch tv.

Rajesh said...

Interesting place. As you said the wheels are out of place.

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots. Thanks for showing these.
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Karen said...

Another great tour Kay!

kanak7 said...

Most interesting! Loved going through this series.

Ebie said...

You are so funny "Ka", and yes, I see that the wheels are not authentic! LOL!

ladyfi said...

Your trip to Russia was a great adventure - and so full of beauty!

magiceye said...

a very pretty world!

Gattina said...

It's really amazing what you have seen. I never imagined a kind of totem in Russia !

Arija said...

So sorry about your fingers having developed a will of their own. I thank the Lord fasting for spell-check as mine are similarly inclined.

I am in love with your Russian posts. Some of them take me back to my mother's childhood, others to my travels in Russia. I love them all. Nostalgia is an odd affliction, the older you get the more dear are the things from ones distant past.

Jackie said...

Archery is an appealing hobby, if I could draw the bow, I do have a strong right arm but maybe not that strong.
I think the old wooden wheels would have made the wagon ride a bit torturous, the little boy does seem to be wearing a 'pet lip' doesn't he.
Interesting selection of photo's once again.

Gary said...

Another great tour Kay. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Francisca said...

Ye Old Spectators are great! But I can't think of much nastier than traveling with scowling kids... :-D