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A Drop of Golden Sun

While WIFi wasn't a luxury, a sunset twilight shot turned out to be so.

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Perm, December 25-28th 2014

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On the morning I had to leave Perm, I gazed my vision through my hostel's window. Far back there, is not an ocean, but a river. It's Kama River, 1,805 kilometres (1,122 mi) long, considered a major river in Russia. I had been there. To capture sunset.

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In the afternoon the sky spread blue. On Facebook it would be "- is feeling hopeful".

I checked and rechecked my sunrise-sunset apps on my smartphone. I set my alarm clock. I minded myself not to be far from the river bank during the approaching time.

Suddenly, gradually but surely, like a magician had thrown his scarf over the sky...
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gone.

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As a part of the many walks to remember, here are some snapshot of Kama River with chunks of ice adrift. Along the river bank was actually a wide long park. I met one guy doing his evening jog. Other than during winter, I can vision how this would be a nice place. But for now, everything is just disguised in white, the parking lot, the road, the park. At one point my foot suddenly sunk into snow as I didn't know that was the edge of the parking barrier which turned into a step. My local language would be kejeblos. I actually cannot think of an accurate English expression for this.

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It was something to give an accent on the white park.

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Maybe in summer there's a padlock vendor here? And then for cheap couples... ooops, or couples who like to be different, silver, gold padlocks seal their love while Kama River becomes witness.

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Just trying to create art out of despair.

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I nickname this bird, Panda Bird. I have seen them in Northern China last winter. Maybe they are the kinds that find deep winter haven.

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In the end, the sunset view -- if I can put it so -- I got at Lenin Park on my first evening in Perm, became the best I could get. I call this "A Drop of Golden Sun".

Posted by automidori 17:32 Archived in Russia Tagged sunset russia perm kama_river

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"Sealing your love with a lock" become so common that often locks older than 5 years or so are cut down to protect bridges - the ones on trees are left alone I think.
Bird is a common gray crow - they live in cities all year round.

by Saioko

Great. That's wise. Otherwise the bar fence would bend down overtime. But then couples have to come here every 5 years to "reseal" the love. Hahaha.

by automidori

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