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My second trip to Russia

 
 
hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 07:19 pm
c.i. : great pix ! thanks !
brings back wonderful memories .
(i recall when we visited the 'hermitage' , i was looking for a bathroom .
there were about a dozen guys ahead of me and a sturdy russian lady stood guard .
i took a dollar note and quietly passed it on to her . she grabbed me by the sleeve , pushed the other guys aside and with a smile opened the door for me Shocked !
when i reappeared she gave me a big smile and said "thank you !" .
what a good old dollar won't do ! it even opens the loo Very Happy !
hbg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 07:38 pm
Hi hbg, I used to make big albums of photos on every trip to save for posterity, but no longer. I have shelves full of photo albums that I've devoted much time and money, and they will sit there without much attention from family or friends. I browse through them once in a great while, but they become fewer as the years go by.

I made a small one for Russia, but that'll probably sit unfinished for awhile.

Didn't make one for the April South America trip with all the pictures of Igassu Falls that came out pretty good. I'll make prints for friends and family that would like to have a copy.

I still like to fiddle around with my Epson 1280 printer - as a hobby.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 07:43 pm
hi , c.i. !
same here , lots of albums in drawers and on shelves .
didn't print any pix from our south-america cruise yet - perhaps just afew for friends .
i have to admit , i still have a 'learning curve' ahead of me to be able to get a good understanding of digital photography .
it's just so easy to slip that little camera into the pocket .
hbg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 4 Jul, 2006 11:59 pm
A short on the Volga River.

Short ride
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psitticus
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jul, 2006 08:07 pm
Hi ci, I am taking this same trip on 7/25 and your description and experiences really have me psyched. Your pictures are awesome, what type of camera did you use? psitticus
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jul, 2006 08:21 pm
psitticus, First of all, WELCOME to A2K. I now bring two cameras with me on trips. I have the Olympus Stylus 800, a all weather camera that I use for night, inside, and cultural show pictures. All-weather also means, I don't have to worry about rain. It's a 8 MP camera that I carry on my belt. The other camera is the Konica Minolta, DiMage Z5. I bought this camera, because it has a 36-420mm zoom lens. I like this camera for the ability to take pictures pretty far away from the object. It's only a 5MP camera, but it's sufficient to make 8.5 X 11 borderless pictures. This one usually hangs loose from my shoulder - in front, side, or back.

I saw a professional photographer with two cameras hanging from his neck with one strap shorter than the other, so the cameras didn't bang together. I've been using that idea ever since.

As you probably know, this was my second trip to Russia. I enjoyed it tremendously; much more than my first trip.

I'll be happy to answr any questions you might have. I'll make only one suggestion now; when in Moscow and St Petersburg, don't carry around your passport and lots of cash (just enough to last you for the day); and keep your wallet in your front pocket.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2006 01:25 pm
With the "slowdown on other threads," I thought I might post some more pictures of Russia.

If anybody would like a hard copy of any of the pictures posted, please send me your "real" name and mailing address by PM.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaSD001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaSD042.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaSD072.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaSD087.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaSD113-1.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2006 01:40 pm
Post - group II:

Yes, there is a Hard Rock Cafe in Moscow.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaHardRockCafexD1032.jpg

A change in weather.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1099.jpg

Our host family in Uglich.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiahostsxD1069.jpg

Our view from the bus.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1143.jpg

A famous "mall" in St Petersburg.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1156.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jul, 2006 07:08 pm
Some pictures of the interior and exterior of the Hermitage.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2034.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2035.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2041.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2043.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2050.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jul, 2006 07:18 pm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2046.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2045.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2053.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2052.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD2051.jpg
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jul, 2006 07:24 pm
thanks c.i. !
it brings back wonderful memories .
just had our picture album out last night to relive our trip .
hbg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jul, 2006 08:45 pm
More from Mandrogi.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1130.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1127.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1124.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1122.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/06JuneRussiaxD1120.jpg
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