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Novosibirsk, the City at a Glance

From the street.

semi-overcast 14 °C

Novosibirsk, July 26th 2014

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Good morning, Russia! This is the street near my hostel, from where I started my money-changer-quest. Along the way, chirping birds wished me good luck.

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When I saw this, I was already close to the train station. No, the station was like 800 meters away

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In previous post, I had showed you the entire train station complex in a panorama format. Here's a clearer view but of just the main building.

Due to the unexpected quest for rubles, I had to call off the visit to Novosibirsk Zoo, because I calculated that I would only have one and a half hour for the zoo and then I would have to get ready for my long-dreamed-Trans Siberian ride to Krasnoyarsk. For someone like me, just an hour at a zoo, not to mention that it is the biggest zoo in Big Russia, is certainly not enough.

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However, out of curiosity, I did go there. Thanks to Nokia and Google combined, I could find which public transportation to take very much easier than searching for a bank that can exchange foreign money.

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Through the iron gate I peeped through. Wow! It's exactly spelling summer inside there!

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With this much crowd inside, aside of the limited time, I can tell I won't have enough space to take pictures of the animals. Then that would be meaningless.

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However, the park outside the zoo offered pleasures that made my coming worthwhile.

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Flowers. Blooming.

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Some close up.

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I love these ones, because they display pink and white gradation.

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And the bees love them, too!

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But what most made my visit worth was the species of pigeons I have never seen before. Ever.

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This kind, too, I have never seen before. While my first trip to Russia had brought me to learn about Stalin, this second one is bringing me to pigeons.

Contented with taking pictures, I sat down on the stone bench like many others, and sipped Danone blueberry yogurt which I bought at a nearby supermarket. Ohhh... it was sooo gooood. Later then I noticed that blueberry flavor of Danone is rather rare.

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Here's a snapshot of the city.

On the way back to my hostel, I did several architectural shots, with Canon, but mostly with Nokia :D
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Ahahaha. To me, these windows look upside down.

Posted by automidori 00:56 Archived in Russia Tagged street train city station russia novosibirsk

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