we'll start with the club, which was somewhere around this shed, unveiled after a long pot-holed ride to the industrial part of town.
nice to share the wall!
best bathroom decor!
russian arctic underground in effect
we all carry turntables
view from hotel
polar hotel park inn
outside Sergey's apartment
letterboxes for the building
they all laughed hysterically showing me this children's park
a central square
Kirill "The Captain" showed me this picture of his job which is to load missiles and torpedos aboard atomic submarines. Many of the people I met were connected in some way to the military or were engineers.
Solyanka is delicious
This was to be a subway at one point but the rock was too difficult to drill and so it is just a small underpass.
walking the bridge across the train tracks
a love tradition the world over
a russian ice breaker
a lonely lantern
passengers arriving at the most northerly train station in the world
the train station
not that interesting, but it's the world's most northerly one.
and they may not have gotten a subway, but they did get a Subway last year.
russian 'bread juice'
at Sergey's house
The Captain insisted on vodka despite everyone else wanting other types of alcohol
photo taken by a fearless russian friend
the dj obstacle course continues
view of the harbour
monument to the defenders of the soviet arcitc
a ship from Norway
a snowy vista
a church on a lake