Today it is Sunday, December the 6th, 2019, here in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Siberia. Here, and all over Russia and other Orthodox Church religious sites worldwide, according to the Orthodox Church calendar, today is the day before Christmas, or Christmas Eve Day. As it turned out, today was one very busy day for me.
I got up with absolutely no plans on my calendar. I planned to work on posts and to catch up with myself in general. I was up but I had not yet eaten breakfast. I had (luckily) published yesterday’s post here on dot.net and was calmly and methodically working on yesterday’s blogspot post JAN 5, 19. Suddenly, at somewhere around 11am, Mike dashed into my room with absolutely no warning and said, “A car is coming to pick us up in 30 minutes!”
I immediately stopped working on the blogspot post and, unfinished, published it. Then I washed up. There IS NO WAY that I am going to dash out of here having been given absolutely no advanced warning, for anyone, without having washed up and eaten! So I washed up. Then I ate a full breakfast. Then I methodically got ready for the cold outside.
Our waiting car just had to wait! And Andrey calmly did just that.
And out and off the three of us went. First I had Andrey take me over to snap some daylight exterior photos of the restaurant where Mike and I enjoyed a meal last night after my major drama at the super market was finished ..
Below is a photo of its name. ШашλыкоFF
Its name in English is : ShashlykoFF.
Now that you can see its most unusual name, a combination of letters from the Russian cyrillic, Greek and English alphabets, you will recognize its exterior in the two photos below.
To get the above two photos, I snapped fourteen photos so this was a fifteen minute stop. Believe this or not, to snap these exterior photos of the ШашλыкоFF restaurant was the number one top priority of my day today. I will be doing a Trip Advisor post and had not gotten exterior photos yesterday evening. So as the three of us set off, I’d mentally decided that I would do this photo shoot ahead of, and before, anything that had been planned (with absolutely no consultation on my part ) for my day!
TODAY’S PLOT BEGINS TO THICKEN
IF you are current, and up to date, here on dot.net, you know that on Monday, January 14th, Mike and I are heading to Novosibirsk to spend two weeks carrying the message that I’ve been given and trusted to carry.
When the three of us pulled up at the Krasnoyarsk Railway Station I knew what was up. We were going to get our train tickets and have the details thereof all settled.
Well That Is That says babakaps!
Off to do a photo shoot of Vladimir Lenin’s Monument here in Krasnoyarsk.
Off to do a photo shoot of Prince Ivan and the Gray Wolf.
As far as I know, to the best of my ability to remember, in our history we do not have such rich folk lore stories such as the below one that they have here in their civilization, one many centuries older than ours and perhaps far richer than ours.
Below is a link to the story of Prince Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf.
The above photo shoot was a 30 minute affair. I shot a lot more than the above four photos.
THEN A VISIT TO THE VICTORY MONUMENT
The above photo shoot of the VICTORY MONUMENT lasted about 45-minutes, out in the cold. It was a major photo shoot.
And I wondered why, when I got home and collapsed into bed to rest, “Why am I so tired?”
Smiles .. Cap and Patti
- JAN 5, 19 .. HIGH DRAMA .. BUSTED FOR SHOPLIFTING / GROCERY THEFT IN KRASNOYARSK ??
- JAN 7, 19 .. MERRY ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS DAY GREETINGS FROM KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIAN SIBERIA