Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Smile, nobody's looking

Even though they were in a tour and not really on duty, these guys looked around surreptitiously before they smiled for the camera.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Still in Zagorsk

These photos really evoke the Soviet Union for me.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ah, the monastic life

When I was in the former Soviet Union, I had the opportunity to visit Zagorsk, a small town outside of Moscow. The beautiful monastery on the hill was, at the time, one of only two tolerated by the Soviet government, and the Russian Orthodox Church made the most of it. Probably one of the most photogenic places I have ever visited.