Yekaterinburg, Urals, central Russia
Friday, 4th May 2018
A large metal flower. An artwork near a monument at the dividing line between Europe and Asia, some 17 km west of Yekaterinburg. It stands next to a motorway with a pine forest in view on the far side.
Tony and Tatiana outside the Church on Blood in the centre of Yekaterinburg. This Russian Orthodox church stands on the site of Ipatiev House where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and his family were shot by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The church’s full name is the Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land.
A giant computer keyboard made out of concrete blocks on a grassy embankment by the Iset River. This sculpture was constructed by artist Anatoly Vyatkin in 2005. It has 104 keys with the regular ones weighing 180 pounds each, while the space bar weighs 1,000 pounds.
Kazan, Tatarstan Republic
Monday, 7th May 2018
Tony sitting at a table in the kitchen in Geo Hostel with a local guy named Sergy. He’s holding and playing a guitar. Another guy is sitting in a hammock seat. He is a traveller from the US. Bowls and cups on the table, the products of breakfast.
Tony sitting at a table holding a microphone talking to a group of local people, most of whom, are blind/visually impaired and/or partially deaf. A Russian woman along side also holding a microphone. She is interpreting for the audience. Tony is wearing a traditional Tatar hat. It is round and colourful. The location is the library for the blind and visually impaired.
Tony and an older man standing together for the photo. The man is smartly dressed in a suit and wearing dark sunglasses. He is the director of the Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is also blind.
Tuesday, 8th May 2018