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Lost Shoes Collection 2017

There always were shoes on the streets either I was in United States or Thailand. Peculiarly, we might not be that dissimilar after all.

Locking Me up
“Locking Me up” Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand–January

 

Quick Ride on Koltsevaya line

Belorusskaya

There wasn’t much time of a proper photo session in Moscow, unfortunately. The only one was in Moscow Metro circle line–Koltsevaya line.

It took about 90 minutes to hop on and off the train on each of the twelve stations. I wish I had more time but had to regroup with others to see a circus. Otherwise, it could have been a  real joy to explore details on the unique decors of each station. More than that,  juxtapositions of contemporary local commuters and Soviet Union architectures built during the cold war were truly fascinating.

Krasnopresnenskaya

While taking the Metro, I just couldn’t help thinking of London Underground I experienced the year before. Even though the navigation for passengers couldn’t top London, it was still easy to get around and very efficient, especially, for a megacity like this. And to have permanent public arts (even they were propagandas, then and now) in public transports set Moscow Metro apart from any other cities in the world.

One Cold Morning in Murmansk

The first day I arrived in Russia, my first impression of Murmansk was the apartment buildings or Khrushchyovka (хрущёвка). What I see was patterns that seemed to be the same but each block was different either by age of the buildings  or residents decorating them. That, to me, created some vibrants to the city even though it looked straight hard on the surface. This Russia trip got me excited already.

The next morning, I  wander out to see the city. It was pretty cold and snowy. I could only walk around for 30 minutes when fingers and toes started to get numb. But it was enough to get a quick sense of lives of the locals through the morning commutes.

On the same day, we would be on the road to Teriberka. It was something to remember. That’s on next post.