The Ukraine: Odessa & Yalta
A brief batch of photographs today from the Ukraine: Odessa and the fascinating Crimean city of Yalta, famous as the summer playground of Tsars and other dictators and for the post-war conference at which Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin re-drew the map of Europe.
They say that a picture paints a thousand words so with no more ado (and given that I am blogging from a ship with rather dodgy internet abilities!)...
Odessa: This is where the beach will be...
Odessa: Now Shipping
Odessa: Dog in Skip
Odessa: Back in the USSR
Yalta: Early Arrival
Yalta: Lenin eyeing up McDonalds
Yalta: Massandra Winery, 100 year old wine.
Yalta: Livadia Palace, scene of the Yalta conference. Roosevelt and Lenin wait by the phone.
Yalta: Livadia Palace. Flags of Convenience.
Leaving Yalta: a very corny sunset...
With apologies to those who like to see the technical details, uploading from a ship is like pulling teeth without anaesthetic so I will add the relevant details and opinions when I return home. For now, all these were taken with a D800E and either a Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC or a Nikkor 70-200 VRII.
I am also shooting with a Sony RX100 and will post some shots and thoughts from that camera later.
I got an explanation from my traffic department at work years back on the container ships.
They are loaded and unloaded in the same manner. All containers are weighed. They load the vessel keeping the load balanced at all times meaning one front, one rear, one port one starboard.
Get it out of balance and she rolls over.
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