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!

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT .. http://babakaps.net .. TO SEE MY OTHER WEBSITE.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

MAR 24, 19 .. YAKUTSK (ЯКУТСК) RUSSIAN SIBERIA .. HAPPY SUNDAY MEMORIES

Just in case any of you are wondering IF there is any joy and happiness and exuberance and squealing here during the winter in Yakutsk Russian Siberia, we invite you to enjoy the below scenes that I snapped today.

IF ONLY you could have heard them! Squealing and giggling and bouncing around with joy.

"Hm-m-m, what have we here?" I said to myself as I approached the below crowd of people near a restaurant that we were going to have lunch with friends.


Goodness! Just look at them all! It is late March! You'd think that we were in Russian Siberia in the heart of winter!



In the upper right of the above photo you can see the restaurant where we plan to enjoy lunch. 

And then, as I got into the crowd, it slowly became clear as to what was happening!









There they go!


Everyone watched with joy.








That was not all folks. There was a 'more sedate' option for romantic adults.





Yes! Oh Yes! Yes Indeed! There was even more fun for the children!









And lunch? Yes! We finally got to lunch!









No! This was not all. But it is all that I am able to show now.

From YAKUTSK (ЯКУТСК) RUSSIAN SIBERIA 


Cap and Patti

Thursday, 21 March 2019

MAR 21, 19 .. THE MOSCOW GATE .. IRKUTSK RUSSIAN SIBERIA

Are all of you aware that here in Russia, the Russians do NOT call Moscow by that name Moscow?

This is one reason that I really like to see how names are spelled in Russian.

In the Russian Language, Moscow is spelled МОСКВА.

The word МОСКВА is 'sounded out as' MOSKVA.

A few weeks ago Patti and I were riding with friends in their automobile and we came upon a local attraction, one that I had passed many times without taking any special interest in it.

One of them exclaimed : "There is the Moskva Gate!"

So out came my camera and, while driving on-the-run, I quickly snapped the three below photos of the Moscow Gate here in Irkutsk.




Then, armed with only the above three photos, I did a Trip Advisor Post about the Moscow Gate.

Then, because the above hastily snapped three photos do not do the gate justice, I promised myself that I would return and do a serious photo shoot of the Moscow Gate.

Below you have the results of my return to the Moscow Gate.

I snapped the long distance photos coming up next while standing on the below bridge over the road. 




In the distance you can see the Moscow Gate. 


In each of the photos, on the left is a monument to the Founder's of Irkutsk Russian Siberia.



To the right, in the distance is the Moscow Gate.



Now I am walking along the street as I approach the gate.


As you can see, this is a very special area of Irkutsk with facilities for all ages.


Now we are at the Moscow Gate.




Panning from the above photo to the right.


Now we will walk around the gate.







Now we have walked around the gate and are looking back at it.






The Angara River looking up stream (above) and down stream (below).


I do not understand the below tradition, but here in Russia, people like to leave locked padlocks as a sign they visited a location. 




There you have a short visit to the Moscow Gate here in Irkutsk Russian Siberia.

With Joy ..

Cap and Patti