Winter in Samara

As is to be expected, it’s rather snowy in Samara right now. Here are some pictures of the Winter Wonderland I currently call home!SAM_1026

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Russia wouldn't be Russia without fur coats.

Russia wouldn’t be Russia without fur coats.

 

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A lonely ice-fisher on the frozen Volga

A lonely ice-fisher on the frozen Volga

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Russian babushka, strong as an ox

Russian babushka, strong as an ox

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Autumn in Samara

Samara is a large, industrial city. It’s full of old, Soviet tower blocks, big factories and crumbling streets. Despite this, it somehow manages to be beautiful. If you look hard enough, you can find some extraordinary spots. Besides, Samara has some of the most breathtaking sunsets I’ve ever seen. I’m no photographer, but here’s my attempt at capturing some moments of beauty in and around Samara.

View from my bedroom window at sunrise

View from my bedroom window at sunrise

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I liked the contrast of the industrial cranes and the sunset

I liked the contrast of the industrial cranes and the sunset

 

A mishmash of buildings in the centre of town, including the Zigulevskoe brewery

A mishmash of buildings in the centre of town, including the Zigulevskoe brewery

 

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Samara's full of run-down buildings like this, and I think they have a lot of character

Samara’s full of run-down buildings like this, and I think they have a lot of character

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In Shiryaevo, a little village across the river from Samara

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Taken from the ferry to Shiryaevo