Nizhny NovgorodPosted on 2007.03.25 at 12:16
Ah, there he is! Three guesses which one of these guys is the soldier on his way to Chechnya. That's right! The shirtless wonder. We spent three days with him. This was the infamous vodka night, when I was still conscious. Soon, the older fellow would be cradling me to sleep while his son (the really ugly guy) and the soldier kept guzzling down the vodka, proclaiming how weak I was because I could only handle like 10 shots or so, and telling Erin that they loved her.
Our blue bullet that took us across Siberia. Note the grey sky. That's all there is for the rest of the trip.
The kremlin wall in Nizhny Novgorod, right down the street from the hotel we stayed at. That's the Volga River in the background.
An Orthodox church in the kremlin compound, with street lights bearing the Nizhny Novgord insignia.
This church was amazing.
A closer view.
And a contribution from Erin! She loves her swirly wrought iron......
Speaking of Erin, here's Comrade Erin dining on borsch at a Soviet memorabilia restaurant. In honour of the Great Comrade Lenin et al., she wore her red eyes.
A mosaic mural at the Nizhny Novgord train station. Lots more train/subway station art coming your way, for next up is Moscow.