16 April 2014

christy and charles

A beautiful San Antonio, Texas, wedding
Love this moment.
Kudos to my lovely assistant, Angela

morning view

This could make an interesting painting... might have to get back to it

from my perspective

A few photos from my week in Siberia... here is a shot from my perspective before giving a lecture to a class of journalism students. Fantastic questions and interest all around from all groups!
Trying borsch
Wooden house, specific style to the Ural region
A trip to the Yekaterinburg Zoo (why not!) and tea and cupcakes afterwards...
The post
Great group!
A ribbon cutting...
Impromptu piano concert
Leaving town
 Goodbye, Russia! Until next time

15 April 2014

a city tour

more yekaterinburg, finally

Some highlights from my visit for the State Department to the lovely Yekaterinburg, or Екатеринбу́рг. The capital of the Urals region and founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, the major industrial city was known as Sverdlovsk until 1991 and closed off to foreigners for many decades.
River crossing...
Church on the Blood, bottom left, built in 2003 at the site of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.