Pictures of the Volga Region of Russia from 2006 & 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007

End Credits

Thank You for Your Support
My wife, Jenevieve
Magdalena, Erin, and the rest of the staff at Georgetown
Bridget, Elena, and Natalia at the English Language Office
The other Russian Fellows: Sally, Stephanie, Danai, and Judy
The English Language Fellow community
Yulia, Nastia, Ana, and all the teachers at the ELC
Elena and the volunteers at the American Center
Our Russian teacher, Katya
Our American friends in Samara, Alison and Daniel
Ludmilla, Svetlana, Yevgeniya, and all the other supportive teachers in Samara
All the teachers who attended my seminars
Oksana and the Ministry of Education of Samara Oblast
All the generous hosts of all the wonderful cities we visited in Russia
All the students who took time to give us a tour of their cities
Our driver, Andre
My friend, Mikhail and his family

Saturday, June 16, 2007

My Russian Sunset

My stay in Samara is setting
This picture was taken at 10:30pm
The sun rises around 4:30am.

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Lady and the Lion

In the land of the Kalmyks,
a lady met a stone lion.
Who has the bigger smile?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Romance on the River

Little did they know
That the kiss
Would turn them to stone

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sky Over Samara

One of the many things I will miss:
The magnificent views
Changing hourly outside my window

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Happy Russia Day

June 12th is Russia Day!
Today celebrates Russia's independence
From the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Monday, June 11, 2007

Old Ship

Ships like these
Once sailed down the Volga
Now they are made of stone with hooligans on board

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunday Morning

The Spirit of God
and the Spirit of the Soviets
Side by side up on the hill

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Heat Waved

A view from my living room window last week
30 minutes before this photo, it was 96 degrees (36 C)
30 minutes later, it was 60 degrees (15 C)

Friday, June 8, 2007

Across the Volga

The view opposite Samara
See the city in the distance?
See the mysterious orb in the picture? (A spirit?)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Goodbye Samara

Samara Square in the morning with
The Volga River and the Zhiguli Hills in the background
The people of Samara are still sleeping.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

12 Days of Samara

See that balcony near the corner on the 4th floor?
Home Sweet Home
For 12 more days

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Nazi Killing Machine

Excuse me, city of Volgograd
May I borrow your Nazi killing machine?
I'm seeing fascism on the rise in some places.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Volga Boat Cruise

A one hour cruise
On the southern Volga
Near the delta

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Chess City

Chess City is a real city
A surburb of Elista, Kalmykia
The Dalai Lama stayed there once

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Last Photo Together

The last photo taken of us
Before Jenevieve left Russia.
I'm looking forward to our next photo together

Friday, June 1, 2007

St. Vladimir

There is no God but Lenin
His head a shining beacon for us all
Or at least for the proletariat