Saturday, March 31, 2012

Insterburg

Last Sunday me and my mom went to Chernyakhovsk.
It,s original name is Insterburg and the town used to be the part of Prussia before the 2nd World War. During the war it was bombed and then transferred to the Soviet Union and became an enclave.
However, Insterburg wasn,t ruined completely and nowadays this is the place where you can enjoy typical old German architecture. The thing is that no one cares about saving old houses and no one wants to restore them, that,s so sad. These old houses are totally charming.

I have never been good at taking pictures of buildings, just tried to capture the calm atmosphere of this provincial town.

















Have a nice day,

Vera

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bye, Bye, Winter!

I,ve noticed that in winter this blog was all about sharing random thoughts, not even pictures. Time to make up for it.
These are nothing very special but Osya is so ridiculous :)





Have a nice day, guys!
I hope to take better pictures next month :)

When Time Is Gone

It,s getting warmer and warmer and the snow started to melt. Obviously, it means that the spring has come ( logic ), what is more, it means that April is approaching. The April that I,m not flying to Wiesbaden.
I never expected this spring to be so bittersweet. I,ve been constantly embraced with nostalgic mood lately. All the sudden flashbacks make me wistful. It,s hard to accept the fact that time is gone forever and nothing can take me back. Things won,t ever be the same. I know it, but it,s still unbelievable. People say we always idolize the past even if it didn,t use to be that wonderful, but how can I do that if the time spent in Wiesbaden is simply perfect, without exaggeration? Actually, I love nostalgia: it,s painful yet fascinating and if I stopped feeling this way all of a sudden, I would think I,m insensible.

To me nostalgia is often a synonym for gratitude and I,m more than grateful to the people who I met in Wiesbaden. I won,t deny feeling a bit offended sometimes as being enough realistic I understand that evidently my friends don,t think back to that time spent together as often as I do, but I don,t have any rights to judge them, it,s totally egotistical to think this way.
Of course, I knew long ago that I wouldn,t take part in the exchange this year but didn,t expect this spring to be so difficult to go through. I don,t envy those who are lucky to visit my favorite places next month, I just...want to go too! Heh, one can dream, right? And that,s exactly what I,m doing all the time.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Vera Helps The Most Adorable Frozen Dog Ever

Hi, there!
It seems that I,ve been bothering you with absolutely stupid posts for several months. The reason is that I don,t take any new pictures because it,s winter: everything is covered with snow.
I,m not a huge fan of shooting the snow and sceneries, I,m terrible at doing it.
Of course, it,s March but the weather hasn,t changed at all, and, unfortunately, cats don,t like being outside when it,s so cold. I miss them, can,t wait for the real spring to come.

I met this guy back in January. I found him frozen, desperately trying to get into the house ( it was about 20 degrees below zero). He turned out to be a perfect model and was so cooperative, I adore these wonderful kind eyes! I snapped some pictures very quickly not to keep him staying outside for too long and then helped him to get inside.
Although the quality of the photographs is not the best, I can,t resist sharing them because of the expression.





P.S.
Thank you, guys, for all the lovely comments on the post about shyness, it means a world to me!

Have a nice day,

Vera