People having fun with holi colored powder on one of the summer festival  "   FSP "  in Minsk

People having fun with holi colored powder on one of the summer festival "FSP" in Minsk

 People swim and play in the water the town's outdoor swimming pool. Leisure area located in the very center of Minsk, and along with shashlyk, sun loungers and mineral-rich water, allows to enjoy the atmosphere of classic Soviet sanatorium for a day. Minsk, Belarus, 2013

People swim and play in the water the town's outdoor swimming pool. Leisure area located in the very center of Minsk, and along with shashlyk, sun loungers and mineral-rich water, allows to enjoy the atmosphere of classic Soviet sanatorium for a day.
Minsk, Belarus, 2013

 The diamond ring phase happens at the end of a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The village of  Makanda (Illinois) got two minutes and 40 seconds of darkness during the total solar eclipse - more than anywhere else in the United States.  

The diamond ring phase happens at the end of a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The village of  Makanda (Illinois) got two minutes and 40 seconds of darkness during the total solar eclipse - more than anywhere else in the United States.  

 Petro Poroshenko (President of Ukraine) ahead and Alexander Lukashenko next to Vladimir Putin (Russian president) on stairs on the way to hall of negotiations of the Norman four. "Normandy format" is a diplomatic group of high-ranking representatives of four countries (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France) to resolve the situation in eastern Ukraine. Belarus . 2015  full article is   HERE

Petro Poroshenko (President of Ukraine) ahead and Alexander Lukashenko next to Vladimir Putin (Russian president) on stairs on the way to hall of negotiations of the Norman four. "Normandy format" is a diplomatic group of high-ranking representatives of four countries (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France) to resolve the situation in eastern Ukraine. Belarus . 2015

full article is HERE

 Minsk, Belarus 2007

Minsk, Belarus
2007

 street portrait  San Diego, California

street portrait
San Diego, California

 a flock of crows feeding on trash, flies over a person working in a landfill. Periodically warming himself with cigarettes,he works here on town dump, almost a full day and in the best moments earning up to 300 thousand rubles a day ( about $ 30). insk, Belarus 2011

a flock of crows feeding on trash, flies over a person working in a landfill. Periodically warming himself with cigarettes,he works here on town dump, almost a full day and in the best moments earning up to 300 thousand rubles a day ( about $ 30).
insk, Belarus 2011

 Prisoners of Metropolitan Correction Center in downtown Chicago (MCC) doing morning yoga classes on the prison rooftop (~29 floor).   The MMC seems to break away from all the past typological rules of prison. Not like the prisons in the mid-eighteens century which were built on the edge of the city, this prison is built in a crowd area in downtown, it's a concrete skyscraper in a right triangular shape with narrow and long slit windows. MCC Chicago was designed by architect Harry Weese and constracted in 1975. Weese chose the maximum five inch width for the seven-foot-high barless windows. Following an escape in 1985 bars were introduced. In 2012 two convicted bank robbers managed to create a hole and rappel 17 stories to their escape on tied bed sheets.

Prisoners of Metropolitan Correction Center in downtown Chicago (MCC) doing morning yoga classes on the prison rooftop (~29 floor).


The MMC seems to break away from all the past typological rules of prison. Not like the prisons in the mid-eighteens century which were built on the edge of the city, this prison is built in a crowd area in downtown, it's a concrete skyscraper in a right triangular shape with narrow and long slit windows. MCC Chicago was designed by architect Harry Weese and constracted in 1975. Weese chose the maximum five inch width for the seven-foot-high barless windows. Following an escape in 1985 bars were introduced. In 2012 two convicted bank robbers managed to create a hole and rappel 17 stories to their escape on tied bed sheets.

 Chicago Lowrider Festival began as a small gathering of 40-plus cars enthusiasts in 2011. Today's event has grown to over 200 cars and attended by thousands. It took place in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The festival is a celebration of Chicago’s lowrider culture and community, featuring an awesome display of lowrider cars and bikes tricked out by Chicago’s finest clubs and shops, as well as vintage cars and trucks from the 40s and 50s . Attendees can check out the lowriders from inside and out or see them in action as they show off their impressive hydraulic systems and hop off the ground.

Chicago Lowrider Festival began as a small gathering of 40-plus cars enthusiasts in 2011. Today's event has grown to over 200 cars and attended by thousands. It took place in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The festival is a celebration of Chicago’s lowrider culture and community, featuring an awesome display of lowrider cars and bikes tricked out by Chicago’s finest clubs and shops, as well as vintage cars and trucks from the 40s and 50s . Attendees can check out the lowriders from inside and out or see them in action as they show off their impressive hydraulic systems and hop off the ground.

  street scene Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009

street scene
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009

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  Minsk, Belarus   2009

Minsk, Belarus
2009

 Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) 

Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) 

 Mother taking picture of her husband and daughter in front of the Palace of Republic, the biggest building of the "new architecture" in the very center of Minsk 2009

Mother taking picture of her husband and daughter in front of the Palace of Republic, the biggest building of the "new architecture" in the very center of Minsk
2009

 street scene Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009

street scene
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009