Smolenskaya quay view in 1986, "white house" beyond metro (subway) bridge

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Comments (8)

Ainars M -1 on June 29, 2007

Typical view in former USSR capital city, Moscow. Empty streets (no current traffic jams), piece and safety under bright sky. :-) More previously unpublished pictures alike this, will follow soon..

Niksa Sovran on June 29, 2007

Very interesting!

Peter Uspensky on July 4, 2007
.. and very nice coats... ;)

but now we have 3,000,000 cars and our sky is not so bright and not so blue :o)

Ainars M -1 on July 4, 2007

Yeah, thank You Peter! Some things changes, some things don't! :(( If by miracle I have chances to forecast future in these past days (when I taken this photos), then I point my camera with another angle and to another corners too. But anyway I am happy for my chances than I seen Moscow, Leningrad, and other places too. :) I believe You agree with me, in these days (mid 80'ties) we lived with false feeling in world stability and safety. Don't You? With regards from Latvia ainars

Ainars M -1 on July 5, 2007

Tādas rozīnītes protams izpušķo kadru, piekrītu .)) Vispar biju cerējis uz pilnīgu tukšu ielu dabūt, pat bez auto. Kamēr gaidīju pazūdam kārtējo auto, pamaniju šim kadram šo pievienoto vērtību, un tā kā bildēju ar mazo teleobjektīvu, nejutos traucēts un arī citi tādi nesajutās. :)) Toreiz tādi tipaži nebija retums, bet reti kad tādus ņēma kadrā.

Peter Uspensky on July 5, 2007
Sure, both personages are colourful :o)

Yes, certainly I agree with You, Ainars, we lived very strangely and not only in aspect of feeling of stability :o) I have no illusions about USSR. And when I see Your pics and try to remember my feelings and my attitude. Thanks

Ainars M -1 on July 5, 2007

Thank You Peter again, for such high rate to my old scans! With regards ainars

Ainars M -2 on February 7, 2008

Hello friends! Thank You for Your patience wait so long for my portfolios updates! :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 29, 2007
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    by Ainars M -1
    • Camera: HP Scanjet 4370
    • Taken on 2007/06/28 21:38:13