if only the italian futurists had listened to kind of blue by miles davis, they might have been making pictures like this... but hopefully with less unwieldy titles.
in no particular order:
2 ojcow (oy - tsoof)
4 newcastle (no, really)
5 and, erm...
the opera house in odessa (pic 3) is sublime but for me the most attractive building in the city is the one in the first pic. call it faded beauty or trashed glamour, whatever, but I just couldn't stop gawping at it and unfortunately my photo doesn't do it much justice. you had to be there.
that's the end of my holiday pics. thanx for watching :)
pssst... want to know the best way to mash up a glorious european city without causing any actual physical damage?
subject it to the destructive power of your home made cardboard camera, that's how!
the blazing sunshine got a bit much in simferopol, and with no cool sea air or beaches to lounge on you instead find yourself dashing between small patches of available shade. to be honest my main concern was that my beloved plastic cameras would melt and all my film be burnt to a crisp...
pics 2 and 3 - odd choice of advertising for a country whose soviet past is still in recent memory. the second ad is using the socialist-realist style to advertise meat products.
pic 5 - painful lotion application. ouchy.
one last glimpse of the black sea from the crimean coast before heading back inland.
in novy svet (new world), near to sudak. described in the guides as "the most beautiful part of crimea." well it sure is purdy and there's more big hefty rocks here than you could shake a big hefty rock at.
pic 5 - note freaky-looking storm cloud to the left of pic. it flew right over our heads and landed bang in the middle of sudak. they didn't know what hit them...