Monthly Archives: December 2011

Icon overload

We’ve been to 3 monasteries/convents and boy oh boy, that’s a  lot of gold, gold-leaf, gilded stuff, and painted wood. Whoosh. Here’s a sample: I find it awe-inspiring, yet completely overwhelming. Note to tourists to Russia: Monasteries and cathedrals in small … Continue reading

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Sally’s gone AWOL!

Naw, there’s just too much to write about, and my brain can’t focus on one thing. So, here are some photos instead:  

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Same post, different blog

I’m posting this here and in Toots and Sally. It’s about running, but it also has to do with Moscow. Today was the first real snow we’ve seen here, so of course I slapped on ye olde waterproof trail runners … Continue reading

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Deconstructing IKEA

More on this later…

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Rain in Moscow in December?

That’s just fucked up and you know it.

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We’re not going to Burger King

Just so’s ya know. The gulag museum? Yes. The Armory at the Kremlin? Yes. Not Burger King.

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I’m looking forward to a BK Deluxski

Yeah,  add Starlight Diner Burger King to the list of stops on the next trip over… Thus, proving again, they ain’t all they different from us. I can’t stop watching this…every viewing reveals yet another subtle little detail. Found it … Continue reading

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