New Orleans

26/12/2023
I first became fascinated with New Orleans when I watched James Bond's Live And Let Die (1973) as a child. Then there was the film Angel Heart (1987) and the game Gabriel Knight. I decided that I would definitely find myself here someday. I was attracted by the stormy mishmash of cultures and the atmosphere of an eternal holiday. And I must say that New Orleans did not disappoint me, even though it was half-empty, half-closed, and it was not possible to fully experience the atmosphere of this place.

Columbia Basin

26/12/2023
I remember the first time I saw the steeps of Columbia when we drove to Yellowstone avoiding the main highway - it was amazing! The coastal mountains familiar to us were replaced by fields, and suddenly out of nowhere steep cliffs with orderly rows of basalt pillars grew around something that, with a stretch, could be called a canyon several kilometers wide. A few minutes - and again there are only fields around. Then I said, “Wow, what was that?! We will definitely need to come back here!” However, around the same time in Wuhan, a Chinese man was going to the market to buy some rice and a couple of bats, and then you know.  

Winter in Anchorage

26/12/2023
In response to our enthusiasm, “Hurray, finally winter, snow and frost” some Alaskan old-timers shook their heads: they say you live here for more than three years, and then you will sing in a different way - short days, long nights, you leave to work darkly and returning home in the dark, bad roads, boring snow that needs to be constantly cleared, frost, gas and electricity bills, a disreputable house in which you spend almost all the time ... No, summer is better.

USA: Oregon Coast

26/12/2023
I will continue the story about Oregon that started from Portland and is far from complete, especially since now our village is covered in snow and there is nothing better than to plunge into old photos from the sea. We start in a small town - Astoria - on the border of Oregon and Washington and move on the 101st highway to the south.

Through the USA by sleeping train

26/12/2023
I have repeatedly complained on this blog that there are no normal passenger railways in America. But this is not quite so - from the former luxury of the mid-XX century there are still a few amazing pieces left. And recently I was lucky to use just one such person when I drove 850 kilometers of one of the few sleeping trains in the country - the California Zephyr.

Excursion in the USA. Boston.

26/12/2023
The obvious solution was to go straight to Boston, descend through New York and Washington to Norfolk in Virginia, and only then go back in detail through the missing central states for wintering in Montana (with wintering, by the way, it was also not clear until recently). Thus, after a week and 3,200 kilometers (we drove without haste), we arrived in the autumn lands, which in Hawaii I could only dream of.

Tour of the USA. Summer in Alaska. Kenai and Seward

26/12/2023
Alaska is a very large state. Not as big, of course, as it is painted on the usual distorted maps, where Greenland is the size of Africa. And as big as on a globe, where Africa is almost twice as large as Russia, Greenland is smaller than Kazakhstan, and the United States and Canada are almost the same size.

Journey to the Death Valley

26/12/2023
Photos from the April Death Valley I will start showing from the end :) This is almost the last frame made that day - sunset. Next was just the return trip to our hotel in Vegas, for the most part already in complete darkness, with only one small stop at the roadside Walgreens to buy new slippers. Why the need for such a purchase arose - I will explain below.

Национальный парк Олимпик

26/12/2023
The Olympic Peninsula is located on the Pacific coast of Washington and its hometown of Kurt Cobain. They claim that they do not need to be reserved at all for three months. This is still a little bit about the beauty of the Pacific Northwest (although for us it is, after all, the southwest).

Florida after quarantine

26/12/2023
While obscurantism is going on in some parts of the country - from the burial of criminals in golden coffins to the hammering of invented statistics on coronavirus cases into gullible heads, in other states they decided to quarantine. Among them was Florida, which in mid-May began to lift restrictions on visiting beaches and on the work of businesses in the service sector.

Jacksonville - a city without people

26/12/2023
This may seem strange, but for 2.5 years of life in Jacksonville, I wrote very little about this city. This is due to the fact that Jacksonville - is a city of the anthill, where virtually nothing interesting, where decent people are not made to move in no other way, except by car, and where to walk, in fact, can only be in the area beaches. Recently I was, after all, walked through the city center, the so-called downtown, and a few of his take pictures.

Grand Canyon National Park

26/12/2023
The biggest hole in the ground, and the most famous park in the United States. At the Grand Canyon, I was the third time, but the place attracts the fire, the canyon can be admired forever. In the fall I'm going to finally go on the north side.

Seven reasons to visit Alaska

26/12/2023
I came back from an incredible place. Distant, wild, hidden in Alaska. The northernmost state, where very rarely come from Russia. The border guard questioned my companion why Alaska, because you have the same nature and the same cold. And I have seven reasons why everyone should ever visit Alaska. About them and tell from a large series of reports. Firstly, it's beautiful.

Seattle and surroundings

26/12/2023
Seattle - the largest city in the state of Washington and around the Northwestern United States, and one of the most progressive cities in the state that gave the world "Boeing", "Microsoft", "Starbucks", "Amazon" and "Nirvana".

New York

26/12/2023
I decided to give you the archive photo report on a New Year's trip to New York, which occurred a few years ago. Unfortunately, I stayed there not too long and had to remove the foam except that with most tourist places. Let neuvidennym much left, but one thing I can say for sure, sunsets in New York City Fabulous!