Phuket, Thailand

The Bronze Man of Arbat

The human statue on Moscow's pedestrian Arbat strip is an actor making some extra cash on the street frequented by foreign tourists and visitors...

Southern Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the best countries with the best people I have ever visited. No kidding. My pictures do not necessarily prove that, but just take my word for it.
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Street Artist and Model

The street artist and his model in Moscow's Sokolniki park.

Exegi Monumentum Aere Perennius

They say half of the Moscow population are engaged in the security business (the other half apparently are in the stealing business), so a...

Istanbul, Turkey

It is unbelievable but I did visit Istanbul virtually by mistake, en route to a region that was about to explode in civil war,...

Serbia

Folks in Tarija watch the world's longest sausage before it was cut into pieces.Beef cooked on the fire in Turija.The world's longest sausage (over...

Victory Day in Moscow, 2017

Military parade in Moscow on Victory Day.  

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

St. Vladimir Monument

Here is the monument to St. Vladimir, the Russian ruler who brought Christianity to Russia about 1,000 years ago.

Moscow’s Painted Cars

There are quite a few cars in Moscow (and other Russian cities) featuring so-called aerography car art, turning the vehicles into moving pictures, sometimes funny, sometimes scary. Some images are real masterpieces, but most are quite tasteless.
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow is not an easy place to live even for people earning relatively decent salaries.It is a hard place to be in many respects,...

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Just a few photos from the capital of Zanzibar... Stone Town's famous doors. The doors were designed and built to withstand attacks involving army elephants. Click...

Rebel Militia Road Block

For sale in a Moscow department store: resin figures of the east Ukrainian armed militia manning a road block on the border line separating the rebel...

Scary Stuff

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