To compensate for last week’s snow in Mannheim (which is already gone.. ;-)) here is a view of the Fontanka canal in St. Petersbug. The picture was inspired by the cover of Billy’s Band album “Парижские Сезоны” and taken in August with my 20-35mm 2.8 attached to my D700.
After the photoblogseries of Russian mailboxes here’s a gallery and a rapid summary of the mailboxes. The predominant part of the pictures were taken during a river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg (and I hope to do a blog post on that trip in the not so distant future). The first stop was Uglich…Continue reading Russian mailboxes – gallery
And for the – at least for now – final Russian mailbox. This one provides yet another mailbox form-factor.
Back in St. Petersburg this mailbox provides an example of the standard design. Note that the logo still is the Soviet hammer and sickle.
The charming island of Kizhi featured yet another mailbox design.
Goritsy had two different kinds of mailboxes and here is a picture of the other one (this one being in form similar to the one in Uglich).
Continuing the series of Russian mailboxes is a mailbox from the village Goritsy.
While living in Russia I was struck by the fact that the Russian postal service used different mailboxes and I decided to take a picture of some of them. This one was taken in Uglich while on a river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Today’s New York Times featured a Saturday Profile on DDT’s vocalist (and leader) Iurii Shevchuk titled “A Star Keeps Rocking in the Not-So-Free World“. The article gives a short summary of Shevchuck’s biography and primarily deals with his questioning of the current regime as well as the recent question-and-answer session with Vladimir Putin on May…Continue reading NY Times Saturday Profile features DDT’s Iurii Shevchuk
My article My reggery – Reggae, Ska and Ska-punk in St. Petersburg discussing ska, ska-punk and reggae in St. Petersburg was just published on Norient.com. 🙂
After the special issue of Popular Music and Society on post-soviet popular music was published I was contacted by the movie director and photographer Christine Bachmann who asked if I had heard of the movie “Good Bye, Leningrad” – which I had not. After some technical complications I finally got a review copy of the…Continue reading Good Bye, Leningrad
A happy summer announcement: The journal “Popular Music and Society” (32:3 2009) titled “Popular Music in the Post-Soviet Space: Trends, Movements, and Social Contexts” of which Yngvar Steinholt and I were guest editors is now out. Concluding about two years of editorial work (and a lot of really interesting submissions) the journal includes the following…Continue reading Popular Music and Society on Popular Music in the Post-Soviet Space