A cemetery amid mountains

A cemetery amid mountains

 

This scenery was photographed on April 22, 2015. It’s the old Russian cemetery above an industrial (in the past) town in the southwestern part of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. The town is called Kadamjay (Kadamzhay), also known as Pulgon, 30 kilometers south of an ancient Uzbek city called Fergana (Fargona).

Pulgon and its cemetery

Railroad station in Vyazma

The town of Vyazma is an important railroad junction between Moscow and the rest of Europe. I live in this town and here are four pictures which I took on August 1st this year, that is 12 days ago, as I was seeing my brother off on the train to Moscow.

Vyazma railroad station

Vyazma railroad station

 

Vyazma railroad junction

Vyazma railroad junction

 

Railroad platform and trains in Vyazma

Railroad platform and trains in Vyazma

 

The old steam locomotive memorial in Vyazma

The old steam locomotive memorial in Vyazma

Velikiy Ustyug

These days people travel a lot, like never before, thanks to modern ways of transportation which include trains, airplanes and cars. Our ability to travel today depends only on money and our own aspiration for travel.

Also, there are many potential travelers who just do not know where to go.

Today I’d like to give my readers advice on where to go in Russia, in case they are interested in taking photographs of old churches and other architecture of the past.

One of such places is the town of Velikiy Ustyug (The Great Mouth of the South River), that is situated in North-Western part of Russia. Here are four photos taken in that ancient Russian town:

River Suhona - view from a belfry

Velikiy Ustyug in the night

Trinity-Gleden Abbey

Russian Father Frost