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Photography, space dogs + treasure

Russia before the revolution. Slide show wired magazine.

Street photography. Slide show lensculture.

Lighting films with mirrors, as in Rashomon forest scene, and flash and mirror photography.


Laika Лайка and the Soviet Space Dogs

“Belka Белка and Strelka Стрелка spent a day in space aboard Korabl-Sputnik 2 on 19 August 1960 before safely returning to Earth.

They were accompanied by a grey rabbit, 42 mice, 2 rats, flies and several plants and fungi. All passengers survived. They were the first Earth-born creatures to go into orbit and return alive.” wikipedia.

Shipwreck off the coast of Colombia.


pyongyang кафе

our awkward and dericious dinner at pyongyang cafe.
pyongyang-DSC_6493i had cognac with my food, something the late mr. kim would have approved. pyongyang-DSC_6509bulgogi.

pyongyang-DSC_6514mandu with a view.

pyonyang-DSC_6519the waitresses were all north koreans (allegedly). there were four of them, skinny and well-dressed, watching the fina world championships while they waited on us. the room was equipped with a norebang machine just in case the cognac got out of hand.  pyongyang-DSC_6525Пхеньян кафе

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We visited the submarine museum housed in the soviet submarine S-56. the sub was launched in 1939 from vladivostok and spent a few glorious years fighting and sinking nazi ships during the great patriotic war.

soviet s-class submarines (Средняя) a.k.a stalinet-class (Cталинец).

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torpedoes and bunk beds.

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soviet naval ensign (wikimedia)

naval jack (wikimedia)

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photo of abandoned submarines in vladivostok, 2001.