Friday, January 23, 2009

Some Photos of Yekaterinburg

If you give a moose a muffin, he'll probably want another. If you give two boys a massive ice and snow covered lake, one of them will probably write his name...

...And the other will probably write something like this after it.

Ed and I wandering out onto the city pond (actually the River Iset). During the winter it is frozen solid and is used as a walkway for people to get from one end of the city to the other (it spans a distance of 1 km by 300 meters.

This is part of a large and beautiful memorial dedicated to all the prisoners of political persecution, ranging from the Tsars to the fall of the Soviet Union. On this site over 18,000 people were taken into the woods off of the Moscow Road and shot. There's a huge cross just to the left and rings of these blocks with the names of those killed.

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