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Scandinavia, 2014 | Bruges to Berlin, 2014 (6 galleries) | Britain (14 galleries) | Laos & Cambodia (10 galleries) | Thailand (10 galleries) | Best people pix | China (6 galleries) | Australians, one and all | Southeastern Australia (16 galleries) | Caucasus (5 galleries) | Malaysia & Singapore (9 galleries) | Western Pacific, 2013 (10 galleries) | Tasmania, my native island (12 galleries) | Japan (6 galleries) | India (12 galleries) | Paris to Vienna, 2012 | Egypt (12 galleries) | Sunshine State (6 galleries) | Turkey (6 galleries) | Italy (12 galleries) | Nepal (9 galleries) | Halfway to the Antarctic (2 galleries) | Western Australia, the Golden West (6 galleries) | Southern & Eastern Africa (6 galleries) | Arabian Gulf (4 galleries) | Slovenia (3 galleries) | Vietnam (5 galleries) | Taiwan (5 galleries) | Morocco and Tunisia (3 galleries) | Mexico's Copper Canyon | In Box | France (2 galleries) | Indonesia & East Timor (12 galleries) | Pacific Islands of Micronesia (3 galleries) | Korea: from Seoul to the DMZ | Russian Far East (4 galleries) | European Russia and the Baltic (9 galleries) | Malta | Solomon Islands (5 galleries) | Tracks across the Outback | Spain and Gibraltar (5 galleries) | Myanmar (Burma) (3 galleries) | Outback Australia (7 galleries) | Fiji Islands (5 galleries) | Home exchanges, worldwide | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Mobile mania | 1974, a year on the road...

European Russia and the Baltic (9 galleries)

Nail-biting moments began on arrival at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport… Women in semi-military uniforms lead me around the terminal and then leave me standing in corners like a bad boy for extended periods. My crime was to arrive six hours ahead of the starting date inscribed on my visa. Later, we will be warned never to venture onto the streets without carrying passport and foreigner registration papers.

Fortunately, Russians out of uniform (apart from sales assistants) prove considerably more welcoming than the guardians of state security.

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: not yet names to conjure with, but each of the three Baltic sisters is asserting its distinctive cultural heritage as it shrugs off the shadow of the old Soviet Union. In the Baltic one can venture onto the doorstep of Mother Russia without challenges of visiting Russia itself.

Most images were taken with Nikon D70 (6.3 mpx) in RAW format, images from the Baltic in 35mm transparency. Images of Estonia.

Please visit www.travelgame.org for more pictures from Russia and elsewhere. Images from the Russian Far East.

Moscow's Magic
:: Moscow's Magic ::
St Petersburg
:: St Petersburg ::
Russia's Golden Ring
:: Russia's Golden Ring ::
Moscow, 2008
:: Moscow, 2008 ::
Novgorod the Great
:: Novgorod the Great ::
Pskov and Lake Peipsi
:: Pskov and Lake Peipsi ::
Latvia
:: Latvia ::
Lithuania
:: Lithuania ::
Living the Russian Dream
:: Living the Russian Dream ::