Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Monday Morning Blues – The Black (Blue) Sea in Sevastopol

I took this picture in 2011 whilst visiting Ukraine. A lovely September day when Crimea was firmly part of Ukraine.

Ukraine Trip 2011 – Part Two, Sevastopol Arrival

In 2011 I visited Ukraine, first arriving by train in Odessa from Moldova. I wrote about the trip a few years ago and with the awful events taking place at the moment, I thought I’d share my travels during far happier times, whilst I pray for a return to peace. Odessa to Sevastopol by Bus […]

Odessa Port View From Potemkin Steps

Ukraine Trip 2011 – Part One, Odessa

In 2011 I visited Ukraine, first arriving by train in Odessa from Moldova. I wrote about the trip a few years ago and with the awful events taking place at the moment, I thought I’d share my travels during far happier times, whilst I pray for a return to peace. Train Journey: Chișinău to Odessa, […]

Monday Morning Blues – Odessa Train Station in Ukraine

The Black Sea port city of Odessa was my entry point into Ukraine in 2011, arriving by train from Chisinau in Moldova.

Monday Morning Blues – St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev in Ukraine

Riga Art Nouveau Buildings

Friday Photos – Art Nouveau in Riga, Latvia

Two years ago I paid my second visit to the Latvian capital. I love much about the city but perhaps the highlight is the marvelous art nouveau (jugendstil) architecture. There is a whole district crammed with beautiful buildings and bold sculptures. There is also an excellent jugendstil museum showing how an art nouveau building looks […]

Sunday Photos – Tbilisi in Georgia

The capital of Georgia is a magnificent city where ancient & modern architecture meet. The first photo shown is the view of the city from high up on the fortified hill. The second is a close up of the Orthodox Church that you can see in the distance in the first photo.

Sunday Photo – Camel, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Camels have to be the most comical creatures on the planet, as well as being amongst the most important to mankind. I photographed this chap in 2018 during my visit to two of the Stans.

Outside Minsk Circus, Belarus

Wordless Wednesday – Minsk Circus Statues in Belarus

Yerevan Armenia

A-Z April Challenge – Y Is For Yerevan In Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia