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Novosibirsk, the City at a Glance

From the street.

semi-overcast 14 °C

Novosibirsk, July 26th 2014

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Flowers. Blooming.

Some close up.

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

And the bees love them, too!

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

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.

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

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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