Monday, November 29, 2010

Traditional Musical Instruments

Seen at a restaurant in Kozyn, Ukraine. You know the type. The type with old road signs, license plates, gas station signs, memorabilia, etc. That type.

I've seen Kozyn called "The Beverly Hills of Ukraine." Since someone else was paying for the meal here, I wouldn't know.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Soviet Era Hydrofoil (HDR)

Chernigov, Ukraine

When my wife first saw this parked in Chernigov, she recognized what it was right away. I experienced a what the ???? moment. This is a Polesye class hydrofoil, made to operate in shallower waters.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Assateague Lighthouse

Assateague LIghthouse on Assateague Island, at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

Did a minor HDR adjustment on this one. Just enough to brighten up the foreground.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Children's Theater, Kiev

Also known as the "The Kiev Academic Puppet Theatre" (Ukrainian: Київський державний академічний театр ляльок) is a theatre in Kiev in Ukraine. It was founded on October 27, 1927.

Children's Theater, Kiev

Monday, November 15, 2010

Modern Sculpture (HDR)

Seen outside the Belvedere building, near Park Slavy. The sculpted buildings on the globe of the structure are buildings in the nearby Lavra complex.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Malvina and Artemon (B&W HDR)

Ah, an accidental black and white photo. When I was out doing some photos late last month, I accidentally hit some button and set the camera to take black and white only. Oh well.

This was seen at the Children's Theater in Kiev, which is more properly known as the Kiev Academic Puppet Theater.

The characters represented are Malvina (L) and Artemon (R), who appear in the book Buratino, a Soviet era adaptation of the story of Pinocchio.

Buratino (Russian: Буратино) is the main character of the book The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino (1936) by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Buratino originated as a character in the commedia dell'arte. The name Buratino is derived from the Italian burattino, which means wooden puppet or doll.[1] The book was published in 1936, and Buratino quickly became hugely popular among children in the Soviet Union, and remains so to this day (though present-day children are equally familiar with Buratino's Western counterpart). The story has been made into several films, including in 1959 and in 1975.

Buratino on Wikipedia

Monday, November 1, 2010

Drama Theater of Chernigov (HDR)

Two image panorama using Hugin. Then a three image HDR of the two image panorama using Photomatix.

This is the Drama Theater on Red Square (yes, it's still called that), in Chernigov.