New Year's Eve in New York

Happy Old/Orthodox New Year 2013! Not everybody celebrates New Year today… But, this is still ‘the most wonderful time of the year‘,- talking about 71 Degrees Fahrenheit (+21 Celsius) in Atlanta in the middle of January :) This post, however, is about my trip to New York City in “real new year’s” eve – during last five days of December …

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On My Shelves. My Travel Bring-back Collection. Season 4

Happy New Year! Wishing you Good Times and Memories in 2013! As many of you already know, On My Shelves is my Instagram photo project – I take photos of stuff from my shelves using a phone camera and post them here in Travel Photo Journal (all items are related to my travels or photography). This is the fourth set …

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My Recipe In Pictures: Russian Apple Cake Charlotte

Mayan Apocalypse did not happen, and I have decided to celebrate the beginning of New Era by baking my favorite desert- Russian Apple Cake ‘Charlotte’ (Пирог Шарлотка, pronounced as ‘Sharlotka’). Even more, I’ve thought it might be a good idea to share International recipes here in my Travel Photo Journal. Honestly, I do not cook at all. But, I can …

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Vietnamese Dog sleeping on the street in Sapa Vietnam

This is the second part of the Photo Essay. During my two days trip to Sapa I rented a vintage Soviet motorcycle Minsk and explored the city and its outskirts. Please find more photos from this trip in the following posts- Shocking Asia Shared Souls. Portraits of Vietnam Portraits of Vietnam (Part 2) Photo Essay: Sa Pa Viet Nam and …

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Soviet Motorcycle Minsk rented in Sapa Vietnam

Happy 12-12-12 Day! Best wishes of Good Times and Memories to all on the road and those who are planning their next adventure! Today my good memories come from Sapa, Vietnam, and this post has been scheduled to go live at 12 hrs 12 mins 12 secs :) Sa Pa is a town in northwest Viet Nam. It lies in …

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My Graphic Representation of Lao Umbrella Girl on Scooter. Click on image to see another version

When I think of Laos, I do not think of monks and temples, I think of people riding two-wheelers with an open umbrella in a hand. Wherever you go in Luang Prabang, you see girls and women riding scooters, motorbikes, and bicycles with open umbrellas in hands. No matter what the weather, in sunny, rainy and cloudy days nobody wears …

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On My Shelves 3

On My Shelves is a photo project via Instagram smartphone app. This is the third season of the series. Please click here to read the introduction post with project details or click here to check out the entire series. To be continued… Please excuse the quality, all photos have been taken via Instagram app on Samsung T679 Exhibit II Android …

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The Sunset in Detroit Airport

On December 3, 2007 during my trip to London, England I took several photos of the Big Ben. The “captured” time on the Clock Tower was Noon… English word Noon is derived from Latin word Nones – the Ninth Hour, what is Nona Hora in Latin. However, Nona Hora, the Ninth Hour, signifies much more than Noon. The 9th hour …

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Colorful Stephansdom. Vienna, Austria

This year I visited Vienna, Austria during its famous celebration of Steffl Kirtag. From May 25th to May 28th the Wiener Kirtag took place at Rathausplatz right in front of St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the first district of Vienna. See my other post ‘Photo Essay: Life On The Streets of Vienna’ for more photos. During the 4-days festival, a scenic market, …

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Philips Arena. Requiem for Atlanta Thrashers

This Flashback is dedicated to the opening of 2012-2013 NHL season scheduled for December 15th. This year, the second time since last millennium, NHL season will not start in Atlanta. I still can’t believe this is happening. My Atlanta Thrashers jersey is getting dusty… Here are a few memories captured with a pocket point-n-shoot camera back in the “glories” years. …

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Stephansdom plaz

On My Shelves is a photo project via Instagram smartphone app. This is the second season of the series. Please click here to read the introduction post with project details or click here to check out the entire series. To be continued… Please excuse the quality, all photos have been taken via Instagram app on Samsung T679 Exhibit II Android …

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Meeting Nefertiti. Berlin, Germany

Dedicated to Nefertiti’s 100 Year Anniversary. Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Owing to her Bust, a 3,300-year-old painted limestone, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world, and an icon of feminine beauty. The work is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose. A …

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