Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Russian Beauty

The title of this post is from a short story by Nabokov about a Russian girl born in 1900, who moves to Berlin and is reaching 30 with no marriage prospects.  In good Russian fashion, all of her struggles amount to a single line obituary about dying in childbirth.  I don't know why I've been thinking about this story so much lately, besides the obvious cocktail party anecdotal value.  But anyway, like Val, I am stuck on a Lomo kick.  Tragic or hopeful, here is the Russian beauty I see...

 Stalin style Moscow State University 

Moscow city bus, taken from inside a hummer limo

Police car guarding Victory Park

 What would a photo collection of Moscow be without St Basil's?

City lights blur

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