How does one select which photos to include in a post? The last two weeks of November in Japan gave the most vibrant and varied colors you could imagi...

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Fall Foliage in Japan

In Japanese lore, the crane was thought to live for 1,000 years and the Japanese refer to this bird as the “bird of happiness.” Traditionally, it ...

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Hiroshima

This amazing mountain offers great opportunities for photographers. Here are several from different vantage points. And yes, many are without clouds....

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Mount Fuji

This beautiful display is at the Nashville Zoo for several weeks at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020...

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Zooluminations

Statues, building maintenance, humorous advertising, people in costumes, churches, a musical performance, and other miscellaneous sights in Moscow...

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Moscow Miscellaneous

Kremlin means defensive wall surrounding a city. These photos were taken within the Kremlin walls. While visiting the churches and museums in the Krem...

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The Kremlin

This is truly a favorite place to visit both day and night. The buildings, onion domes, Kremlin wall – everything is exciting to see and to phot...

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Red Square, Moscow

The lights of this city shine splendidly at night. No, this is not what you think. The “M” stands for Metro!...

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Moscow at Night

One of my favorite books, Gentleman in Moscow, takes place in the famous Metropol Hotel, just off Red Square in Moscow. After reading the book, I had ...

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Metropol Hotel in Moscow

The Moscow Metro is world famous. It was opened in 1935. It is decorated with amazing sculptures, and frescos on the walls and ceilings. It has marble...

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Moscow Metro

The items most seen as souvenir items in Russia include amber, especially in jewelry, Matryoshka dolls, painted lacquer boxes, and Faberge eggs. Thoug...

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Shopping in Russia

Uglich was founded in 1148. It is now considered one of the 9 cities that make up the Golden Ring along with Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal, Vla...

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Uglich, Russia

Yaroslavl is known as a Golden Ring city. It was founded in 1010. Mother Volga greeting all – just outside of Yaroslavl. Legend says that if a c...

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Yaroslavl, Russia

Kuzino is a tiny river port town between St Petersburg and Moscow This first image is of a sunken church, Krokhino, which is close to the town of Kuzi...

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Kuzino, Russia

Open Air Museum of Architecture – using wood rather than stone this historic structures are fascinating. Church of the Transfiguration Note the ...

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Kizhi Island, Russia

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