Tag Archives: Soviet Union

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

A-Z April Challenge – X Is For eX-Submarine Base In Balaclava, Crimea

Balaclava Submarine Base Museum

Sunday Sunsets – Darvaza Gas Crater in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan

A visit to the amazing Darvaza Gas Crater in the Karakum Desert in Northern Turkmenistan is an unforgettable experience. The fires have been burning for close on 50-years now, the result of an accident when the Soviet authorities were drilling for natural gas. The sunset in the desert is pretty ethereal as I hope this […]

Pilgrims Merv, tomb of an unknown 12th Century dervish

Wordless Wednesday – Pilgrims at the Mosque of Yusuf Hamadani, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan

Pilgrims at the Mosque of Yusuf Hamadani, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan

Monday Morning Blues – Uzbekistan Railways Engine in Bukhara

My something blue today is from my 2018 visit to glorious Uzbekistan. I photographed this beauty as I awaited the Afrosiyob to speed me to Samarkand. Join us over on Twitter to post a ‘blue’ image from your travels every Monday morning. @wilburstravels

Sunday Photo – The Deniz Mall Building In Baku, Azerbaijan

I visited Baku in 2019, just as this interesting building was nearing completion. Situated on the Caspian Sea, it is one of several unique buildings in the city which also includes the nearby Carpet Museum.

Monday Morning Blues – Blue Train, Odessa, Ukraine

This is the bluest train that I could find without a deeper delve into my archives. It was taken in 2011 after we arrived at the Black Sea Port by train from Chisinau.

Sunday Sunsets – The Vanšu Bridge in Riga, Latvia

On the first Sunday of every month I join a group on Twitter that post a picture of a sunset. This month’s photo comes from a trip I made this January to the Latvian capital of Riga. The city is split in two by the Daugava River and