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The Winter..
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:22:45 AM »
We took a walk out in the Gulf of Finland last week where the sea is totally frozen over, walked about 2 miles out met some fishermen who seemed to be doing ok..





Fisherman's base camp





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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 11:38:39 AM »
Great pics.  :thumbsup:
please tell me where I'm being / have been 'dishonest'? 
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 08:56:38 AM »
Hey, Steveboy

You should bring your 'missus to 'Limassolgrad' - probably more Russians seen fishing on the front than you found on the ice ;)

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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 03:14:54 PM »
likewise, great pics.
What's the needle-shaped building?
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 07:29:04 AM »
likewise, great pics.
What's the needle-shaped building?

Actually, Andrew, that is Russia's new space ship.
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 05:08:45 PM »
“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” T.S. Eliot

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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 03:16:54 AM »
likewise, great pics.
What's the needle-shaped building?

Its the new Gazprom headquarters.. opening this summer so breakfast on the 85th floor soon overlooking the Gulf of Finland..

https://lakhta.center/en/


The whole area has been regenerated as the World Cup stadium is just close by,,
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 03:20:02 AM »
The last few weeks have been a bit cold.. and plenty of snow I decided to take metro home a few days back so a 15 min walk in a snow storm.. :laugh:

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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 04:02:40 AM »
Not a bad building for a country that is just a gas station.
I had not realised that Russia held records for the tallest buildings in Europe.

A big contrast to my earlier times in Russia when there was real doubt that the country could survive as a single state and when infrastructure was impossible to afford or build. I bet that many USAians would be envious of Russian infrastructure developments today!
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 04:32:15 AM »
Hey, Steveboy

You should bring your 'missus to 'Limassolgrad' - probably more Russians seen fishing on the front than you found on the ice ;)

One thing I haven't found yet is decent boat fishing ..lots of river fishing for perch and pike, but I don't eat that shit.. and I have only seen some small boat fishing for small stuff.. nothing interesting ((((
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 01:35:42 PM »
Not a bad building for a country that is just a gas station.
I had not realised that Russia held records for the tallest buildings in Europe.

A big contrast to my earlier times in Russia when there was real doubt that the country could survive as a single state and when infrastructure was impossible to afford or build. I bet that many USAians would be envious of Russian infrastructure developments today!

Nice area to live if you can afford it.. 250,000/300,000 GBP will get a very nice river side apartment

https://petrovskaia-dominanta.ru

If you click 5 there is a video..
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2019, 03:54:40 PM »
Father of a friend of mine was developing out there on the gulf 20 years ago. I think his business prospered quite nicely. His work was houses like those featured in the Russian mini series 'Locusts'.
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Re: The Winter..
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2019, 12:24:22 AM »

The whole area has been regenerated as the World Cup stadium is just close by,,

Hi Steve, I passed this construction site just after meeting a member from this site a year ago - on the way to Finland

Spectacular

It was designed by a Scot !

https://www.building.co.uk/news/russian-firm-replaces-rmjm-on-gazprom-tower/5071223.article


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