Trans Siberian Captions

Trans Siberian Railway

 

An Epic Journey 6000 miles across Russia.

(Westbound - Vladivostok to Moscow.)

 

Index to the images in the Web Gallery.

 

1 Vladivostok Airport

2 Secessionist Versailles Hotel and European styled buildings

4 - 5 The marina and the Sea of Japan off Vladivostok

6 Fesco Clock tower 

8 - 9 Museum

10- 11 Streets and Statues

12 - 19 Near the harbour and the submarine museum

Weddings taking place, gypsies, Chain ferry.

20 - 25 Harbour from the water -  a short cruise on the 'Sea of Japan'.

26 - 28 Harbour light and causway (with wedding party!)

29 The town from the harbour

30 - 38 Sunday afternoon on the promenade by the harbour

40 - 46 Vladivostok "Voxall" station. 9288 km to go.

47 - 50 Leaving Vladivostok towards -

51 - 55 Kabarovsk

56 - 61 Kabarovsk churches, the city monument and the River Amur

63 - 100 A day's travel through Far Eastern Russia

101 Enter Siberia at km 7065

102 - 144 Siberian landscapes and villages east of Ulan Ude

145 - 146 A stop at Mogocha

147 - 169 Frosty morning towards Mogzon

171 A level crossing post

172 A typical 5 storey communist block of flats (apartments)

174 A war memorial by the track

175 - 185 Eastern Siberian landscape

186 Picking mushrooms?

187 - 188 Dwelling and village

189 - 192 Defunct industry

193 - 194 Reservoir

195 - 196 Petrovskiy Zavod Station with Mosaic depicting exiled 

Decembrists and statue of Lenin - Chita Oblast - Transbaikalia

197 - 203 Countryside people, Ylka station and small hawk.

204 - 207 Arrival Ulan Ude station

208 - 217 Ulan Ude on the way to Mongolia

218 - 239 Landscape - Siberia before Mongolian border

240 - 248 Mongolia early morning. Gers, herdsmen village houses and railwaymen.  (Ger = Mongolian yurt)

249 - 253 Gers among the industry - Ulaan Baator

254 - 260 Ulaan Baator station

261 - 268 Street life Ulaan Baator

269 - 302 Gandan monastery - Ulaan Baator

303 State Department Store

304 - 310 Street life, policeman on his trolley.

311 - 317 Ghengis Khan monument and central square, people.

318 Photo booth

319 - 331 people around the centre of the city

332 - 335 Street life

336 - 349 Gorkhi-Terelj national park...lunch in a ger, and traditional 

dressed tribesmen at a wedding celebration

350 - 360 A traditional nomadic family - milking a mare and herding - near

Ulaan Baator

361 - 369 Street life

370 An odd monument to the Beatles

371 Local girls

372 - 373 Back to the State Department Store

374 - 384 Ger restaurant with brilliant traditional Mongolian folk entertainers

384 - 388 return to Siberia and Ulan Ude

389- 402 Ulan Ude and the station

403- 409 The largest head of Lenin. 

The city centre. Capital of the Buryat Republic

410 - 417 On the way out of Ulan Ude to the village of the Old Believers

A disaffected sect who migrated to this area.

418 - 450 The Old Believer's village of Turbagatay. 54 km from Ulan Ude.

The priest and his Museum, an "open" house and an entertainment involving a mock wedding ceremony

452 The Selenga River

453 Ulan Ude Station

454 Lake Baikal

473 Riding on the engine

486 - 490 Swimming in Baikal and the Picnic area at Polovinnaya

499 Approaching Port Baikal.

 

Trans Siberian Railway 

Part Two

 

2  - 5 Approaching Port Baikal

6 - 11 Port Baikal

12 - 14 Ferry accross the mouth of the Angara river

Landing at Listvyanka

15 - 27 The Taltsy wooden architecture museum

28 - 30 Aquarium and Museum at Listvyanka

Fresh water seals only found in Baikal.

31 - 32 Listvyanka

33 Baikal Hydrofoil

34 - 35 Port Baikal on the South side of the Angara

36 - 44 Irkursk and Irkutsk street life

46 - 47 A wedding near the Angara

48 - 52 Irkutsk famous wooden buildings partly buried by 

a century of road building

54 - 55 Znamensky Women's monastery and garden

56 - 68 Buildings and the Angara

69 - 73 Street life and some communist architecture (a cinema)

74 - 75 A communist style restaurant (pectopah)

76 Angara Dam

77 - 83 The Icebreaker Angara used on Baikal and made in Britain

84 - 110 Street life and market, classic wooden buildings

112 A restored Siberian wooden building in Frederick Engels Street

114 - 128 The Prince S.G. Volkonsky`s premises - exiled Decembrists house

and a concert therein

131 A level crossing guard house on the way out of Irkutsk

132 - 148 Countyside, stations (Kansk) and people on way to Krasnoyarsk

149 Stuart Thom an expert adviser on Russia gives an informative talk

150 The level crossings are nurtured

151 - 164 Lush Siberian landscape

165 - 167 The station at Uyar

167 - 173 Back yard, water tower, Ziyukovo station halt

174 - 179 Approaching Krasnoyarsk and crossing the Yenesi River

180 - 187 Krasnoyarsk station and environs

188 Minimarket!

189 - 191 Krasnoyarsk station

192 - 204 Landscape between Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk

205 - 211 The River Ob (Lovers leave their locks near the new bridge)

212 Russian Mathematical Academia

213 - 218 Street life and factories Novosibirsk

219 - 225 Railway Museum and Car Museum

226 - 228 Mineral - Geological Museum Akademgorodok (20 km south of Novosibirsk)

229 - 236 Street life, museums socialist statues Novosibirsk

237 - 238 The Opera

239 - 242 Market and Statues

241 Russian Blini kiosk

244 Novosibirsk station

245 The Ob harbour

246 Barges

247 - 257 Evening glow for the 22 hour haul to Yekaterinberg

258 - 262 Frosty morning too early for some

264 Boundary of Siberia?  - Probably not according the Nat Geog tutor

but marked on the map as such

263 - 267 On the way to the Urals

268 This truck once ran between Russia and Finland

269 Carl writes his journal - with Mongolian hat looking on

270 - 273 Finally Yekaterinberg Station and environs and gypsies

(Yekaterinberg was once Sverdlovsk)

274 - 279 Socialist statues, the new church memorial to the Romanovs

slaughtered by the Bolsheviks A group shot and Anna and Tatyana

seek souvenirs with our Nat Geog coordinator

280 Yekaterinberg looking modern

282 What oligarchs are made from - Gas

284 The price of a Mercedes Truck

285 - 290 Street life

291 The pleasures of European mega stores - Ikea, Auchan, McD

292 The motorway grinds over the Urals near the border between Asia and Europe

293 - 294 The border and a spoof guard (just to remind you)

295 - 304 Communist buildings, street life

305 - 319 The city centre - the River Islet - war memorial and outdoor machinery museum

320 - 323 Street life

324 - 325 Yekaterinberg Station

326 Sergei welcomes us in his quiet friendly manner

327 - 330 Over the Urals

331 Ash mountain from a power station

332 Clearing brush from alongside the track

333 Kazan

334 - 355 Street life

336 Leisure complex

337 Lady traditionally offering sweet stuff outside the Kremlin

338 - 372 Kremlin, mosque and views over the Volga

373 - 382 Street life 

383 Pushkin

387 Bauman Street

391 A concert in the Shalyapin Hotel (Shalyapin was a famous entertainer)

396 - 397 Restaurant in Bauman Street

403 Shalyapin

404 - 407 Bauman Street

409 Pleasure boat interior

410 - 419 A trip on the Volga

420 - 422 Kazan Station

423 - 426 Lowering sun over the Volga and speeding past the windows

427 - 428 Last evening meal aboard

429 Vekovka station early morning

430 - 434 Landscape and Dachas on approach to Moscow

435 - 440 Moscow and the last few kilometers and ...there.

441 - 448 Street life to Red Square

449 - 462 Red Square, Lenin's tomb, Gym (Gum), St Basil's Cathedral.

463 British Embassy

464 Metro Station

465 Restaurant near Arch of Triumph

466 Park life

467 - 468 Moscow River bridge and river

470 Viewpoint

471 University

472 Graduate

473 Arch of Triumph

474 - 480 Metro

481 - 486 People in Red square and Gym.

487 Domodedovo Airport

488 Kilometer posts wherever I remembered to photograph them

 

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