Sunday, November 30, 2014

November highlights

The number of northwest photos this month have been few due to my trip to Russia. Here are some photos I've shot since I've been back.

In sight of Moscow

I went to Russia to visit a couple of friends. One teaching in Moscow and one learning abroad in Saint Petersburg. I stayed in diplomat housing in the heart of Moscow. Russia has never been on my "bucket list" however, I am grateful to have visited and wouldn't have traded the experience.

It had been quite a few years since I had taken such an involved trip. I was glad to have good friends to visit and buffer the culture gap that would have been otherwise overwhelming. Having friends made it easier to take that extra oomph needed to step into a foreign place.

An afternoon in Holland

I recently took a trip to Russia and took an overnight in Amsterdam on my way to Moscow. The first time I visited Holland was in 1975 at the beginning of a two-month German exchange trip. I have great memories of that trip which hold lasting impressions I still carry to this day!