Iola is the scene of an upcoming gritty drama sequel to the Baywatch – Methwatch, where less toothy but a lot more animated characters save lives of unsuspecting citizens.
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A legend my parents always told me that during the hungry post-war years the store shelves had nothing but caviar and people weren’t interested. They wanted the actual food – bread, butter, meat and there is only so much caviar a person can eat even if it’s a prized delicacy. The government even felt necessary to advertize the caviar as a tasty and nutritious product.Continue reading →
Every time I visit my friends and relatives on the East Coast the question I am being asked the most is “when will you finally move here”. I have to admit that it’s a pretty tempting idea that ocasionally visits me since I moved to Kansas City almost 16 years ago.
After all they have things like:
Nathan’s Hot Dogs and PotatoE Balls:
Skyline, Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty
Astroland at Coney Island
Ocean with $2,000,000 condos facing it.
Russian Stores and Restaurants
People who mastered parallel parking
So why do I come home every time to the city that doesn’t have any of it? Maybe that’s the reason – it doesn’t have any of it.Continue reading →
Since my previous post on the subject I’ve found a few more photos of winter in Moscow. Sadly, no Russian bears got into the photographer’s viewfinder, but rest assured, the bears are there, probably in hiding or something.Continue reading →
According to the original Life Magazine article published in 1952 these photos were taken in the Cathedral of Holy Virgin Protection in New York. In Russian Easter is called “Pascha“; after the all-night vigil the believers declare “Christ is Risen!” and everyone responds “Indeed, He is risen!”.
Russian icon depicting the resurrection. (source)
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