Saturday, December 31, 2011

Camera Critters: Yaroslavl

It hasn't been easy for me to post photos from the city of Yaroslavl, Russia. We hadn't been home very long after our Waterways of the Czars cruise when that city's entire ice hockey team was lost as their chartered plane crashed into the bank of the Volga River. It was a terrible tragedy for the people of Russia, and for hockey fans the world over. Some of the players were well known in North America's National Hockey League, including the coach, who once played for Dick's favorite team, the Calgary Flames, and a talented forward who had played for my home team, the Vancouver Canucks. (Click the link above to see my post from after the accident.)
Now, however, (with the letter Y coming up soon on the ABC Wednesday meme,  for one thing) I've been thinking about Yaroslavl and about the things we saw there, including these unusual Camera Critters in a public garden where I rested by the fountain after visiting the city's public market.
Then our group went to visit a display of iconic Russian lacquered boxes, by the artists who had painted them. Dick and I both gravitated toward the boxes decorated with cats and dogs, but couldn't decide which we liked best, so came home without one.
Thanks to Misty for the Camera Critters meme, and Happy New Year, all!

See you later, alligator!

Bear backside.

© Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies, August, 2011

While the cats sleep, the mice will...

I didn't buy this shirt at the public market because I was afraid of the answers I'd get.


Kay said...

These are all such fabulous shots. I love the one of Dick's reflection. What fun!

Happy New Year to you, Dick and Lindy!

Linnea said...

You are equally cute! Happy new year!!

Phillip said...

Happy New Year Kay, may it be a great one.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love the Bear backside shot, I think I would be hesitant to buy that t-shirt too. I'm pretty sure I know what the answers would be.

Antonette said...

Hi Kay! Your choices for CC are very unique and interesting! By the way, you should have bought the shirt anyway.

I hope your 2012 is a happy and healthy year.


jabblog said...

How very sad but your photos capture the joy and the fun of the city.

Dimple said...

Wonderful shots--the art on that lacquered box is marvelous!

Cheryl said...

What fun shots, Kay.

(I understand why it took awhile to post these wonderful memories. Takes time to heal from such a shock.)

Wishing you all good things in the new year.