Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kamchatka VII. Petropavlovsk B.

Lenin Square, City statue of St. Peter and St.Paul
Harbor view, Expensive gift shop, Harbor and Fishing boats

Kamchatka VI. Petropavlovsk A.

The first 2 pictures are views from the window of the office I was borrowing at the Institute of Vulcanology. The Inst. is shown below along with a typical Soviet era apartment building.

Kamchatka V. Ice cave in Sept.

This was an ice cave I came across that was at the base of the volcanoes.

Kamchatka IV. Koryaksky Volcano

Kamchatka III. Avacha Volcano

Kamchatka II. Volcano camp

The first pictures are looking down the valley toward Petropavlovsk from the camp site. The others are the camp structures.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kamchatka 1. Going to the Volcanoes

This is the vehicle and the "road" to the camp at the foot of the Koryaksky and Avacha volcanoes. These vehicles are known as land rovers by the locals and I believe they are surplus from the Russian Army. The trip off the paved road to the camp took an hour.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scenes from Suzdal Russia

Suzdal Russia, Vilage windows

The woodwork around the windows of Russian village homes is often very artistic and well done. These are a sample from Suzdal. Note that there are always some sort of plant in the window.