I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Meanwhile, on the other side of town...

Here's a building we passed on the way back to the ship (taken from a moving bus, so not too clear unfortunately.) This is as far from the Winter Palace as you can possibly get. I'm oh so tempted to make some glib observation about not being surprised there was a revolution, but this building is hardly an argument for communism. Or a market economy, or an oligarchy, or whatever it is Russia has now.

It took me a while to realize what I found so interesting about this picture: every window is different. It's a crazy quilt of different shapes and colors, and I've never seen an apartment building like it.

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