Three days ago I was in Moscow on the burial of my first cousin. She was only 44. Massive stroke. After the burial I photographed the nearest lake around her former residence in Kraskovo, that is not far from Moscow.
There is one more lake over this one and one more to the right, which is smaller than the first two lakes.
This scene is eastern outskirts of Vyazma town. One of the building materials markets in Vyazma can be seen up ahead. Then the road leads further into the town. Moscow is 142 miles to the left direction.
The spouses had become street vendors long before they got pensioned off. They worked at Kadamzhay antimony plant till their old age and kept on trading on the street. Unlike many other former antimony plant workers they became rather rich thanks to private trade and even used to lend money to many other inhabitants of Kadamzhay settlement. My brother photographed them 3 years ago.
The spouses were our neighbors when we lived in Kadamzhay. The old man died last year and after his decease his wife moved to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyz Republic, and lives there with her daughter.
All these photographs were made in Ugra district of Smolensk region, that’s about 290 kilometers from Moscow, Russia. There are still many war memorials left, and even monuments to former leaders from the socialistic past of Russia.
Here are the rest 8 images
To exclude possible misunderstanding, I’d like to define that it’s not about this spring, both of the photos were made on the 22nd of last April. Yes, spring came here at last, though not at its height yet.
On the 8th of last May my junior brother came from Moscow for a holiday and we went to the center of Vyazma late in the morning. It was a shiny and warm weather and we bought a tin of juice per each of us. As usual, I made several pictures with my digital camera. Two of those photos are here. The first one was made not far from our house.
And the second one was made about 10 minutes on foot from the center of the town. It is a house on Kronshtadtskaya street.