Into RussiaPosted on 2007.03.11 at 18:04
Siberia from the train.
A Siberian village. A lot of the houses in Sibera were wooden and elaborately painted with such cheerful colous. Gotta do something to keep your spirits up, I suppose. After they live in a place that is synonymous with dreariness and desolation. I liked it, though. It was a beautiful place.
An Ortodox church in Irkutsk, the unofficial capital of eastern Siberia.
The same church.
Another example of Siberian architecture.
A different Orthodox church. We took tons of pictures of churches in Russia, so just get used to it. This one was pink, which we found odd.
The first of many Lenin statues we saw. I stopped taking pictures of them after awhile.
This was the house of one of the Decembrist revolutionaries who were exiled to Siberia. Doesn't seem like they had it so bad, really. Well, the ones who weren't executed.
Red and Anarchist Skinheads!!! One example of many bits of anarchist/anti-fascist graffiti we saw in Irkutsk. We didn't stay there long enough to get in touch with any of them, though. Alas!