Friday, January 23, 2009

Another Batch of Yekaterinburg Photos

Ed taking a picture of the Black Tulip Memorial, dedicated to the soldiers of Yekaterinburg who were killed in the Afghan War. The name is derived from the term used for the planes which flew the coffins back (The Black Tulips). Each pillar represents a year of the war and has the names of the local soldiers who were killed during that year. They are arranged to look like a cross section of a cargo plane. In the middle slouches a war weary Russian fighter. The artist's ability to capture the thousand-yard stare is truly impressive.

Me in front of the monestary. It is -2 degress right now and that hot chocolate in my hands has got to be one of the best tasting and most appreciated drinks in the history of hot beverages.

One of the 7 churches built to honor the Romanov's in the monestary.

A statue in honor of the two scientists who officially founded the city of Yekaterinburg in 1723. They are known to the locals as "Bevis and Butthead"...oh MTV culture.

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