I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Saturday, 7 September 2019

SEP 7, 19 .. VLADIVOSTOK .. THREE CHURCHES

Here we go, where we are going not even I, your Captain at the wheel of the ship, knows.

I want to show some more of the various attractions and sights that I saw when the sun-shone (after days of rain and grey skies) here in Vladivostok on Saturday the 31st of August.

I have already shown two of the bridges, The Golden (Horn) Bridge and the Russky Island Bridge, and a glimpse of the Amur Bay Bridge.

So I am going to just start going through my photographs and what comes up, comes up.

I visited three churches here in Vladivostok and amazingly each are shown in the below link.

http://vladivostok.travel/en/todo/the-temples-of-vladivostok/

MOTHER OF GOD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH






I visited this church several times to participate in meetings in the below room.


I snapped the below view overlooking Vladivostok from the church.


EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF ST. PAUL







The below photos tell me the church is home to families and children.



I get 'good vibes' seeing this area.


Inside we go. It is a beautiful, simple and basic, church.



Upstairs looking down from the church library.



I was here for a meeting.


Good Night Rest In Peace.


CHURCH OF THE INTERCESSION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

As you probably can tell the instant you see this church, it is indeed a Russian Orthodox Church. Due to the construction underway and our time schedule, I did not enter the church.


At the bottom of the above and below photos, you can see the weekend market is in full swing.





Notice in the below photo how the sun was illuminating the crosses.



A few photos of the market.




I am leaving Russia this upcoming Monday which is the day-after-tomorrow! So I am going to call this post a 'done-deal' because I don't want to be up too late tonight.

Cap

Friday, 6 September 2019

SEP 6, 19 .. VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIAN SIBERIA .. THE RUSSKY (RUSSIAN) ISLAND BRIDGE

This past Sunday, September the 1st, I published a Post showing some photos of the Golden (Horn) Bridge here in Vladivostok.

http://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2019/09/sep-1-19-vladivostok-russian-siberia.html


I am here-to-tell-you that there are two other bridges in Vladivostok. The Russky (Russian) Island Bridge and the Amur Bay Bridge.

I crossed the Amur Bay Bridge on the way from, and then returning to, the airport. I did not shoot any photographs because it is basically a concrete highway over the bay with no towers of any style. In fact I did not even think about the fact that I was crossing the third longest bridge in all of Russia!


The excellent link below will give you a great 'overview' of the three Vladivostok Bridges.

http://vladivostok.travel/en/todo/bridges-of-vladivostok/

Last Saturday, August the 31st, the day that I snapped 393 photographs here in Vladivostok, I was able to cross the Russky (Russian) Island Bridge.

Below are some of the photos that I snapped.

I will begin by pointing out that the design of the bridge towers is significantly different in the two bridges.

I am going to begin with one, from-a-distance, photo of the Russky (Russian) Island Bridge. 

Notice the very top of the two bridge towers. The top is narrow and one piece.


In the below photo you can clearly see what I mean when I say that the tops of the Russky (Russian) Island Bridge towers are narrow and one piece.


Below is a from-a-distance photo of the Golden (Horn) Bridge.


Even from-a-distance (look at the right tower) you can clearly see the significant difference!


Here we go across the Russky (Russian) Island Bridge.













We have finished crossing over to Russky Island. 

Now we are going to turn around and head back.






















Below is a photo that I should caption : 'Dumb Luck'. 

We went from crossing the bridge to the beach. 

I wrote Patti's name in the sand and in the below photo (without even realizing what I was doing) captured a nice, from-a-distance, photo of the bridge!


I hope that you enjoyed seeing (more than) a few photos of the Russky (Russian) Island Bridge.

Cap and Patti