Comments on: Russia: now and hundred years ago, same places juxtaposed Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:59:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Frequent Reader Thu, 26 May 2016 01:08:29 +0000 Relax. Not so many. Some churches and buildings even look better.

By: Sightseeing guide Wed, 25 May 2016 14:45:54 +0000 Prokudin Gorsky genius of color photography.
Just think of it has been more than 100 years, and the new images.
In contrast to the ancient churches.
The state must repay a debt.
At least to attract tourists.
Thank you!

By: patricia stanich Wed, 25 May 2016 14:32:55 +0000 Some things are so different and others look like time stood still. I love the two images side by side

By: Wabbit Wed, 25 May 2016 06:07:43 +0000 A shame many churches are abanded but mosks are renewed

By: Lev Tolstoy Tue, 24 May 2016 12:22:51 +0000 This is both deeply heartbreaking and glorious beyond description, all at once.

The fluid of time can be seen, plainly, flowing and eddying, pausing a bit longer here, and rushing quickly there, but everywhere the signs are too clear to ignore, it is all temporary, it is all just passing through.

It is all unstoppably on its way down a mysterious path of endless cycles of creation and destruction as the individual bits of existence draw together and arrange themselves now into this thing, or that thing, dance together as a whole for a while, and then eventually, all at once or bit by bit, quit the dance, go their separate ways, and dance again, somewhere else, somewhen else, someone else.

We are birds, and we fly for a while, and then are gone. The forest echoes with our laughter and then it broods and grows silent once again.

Live you fools, live! Live while you can! Live now, live deeply, live with all you’ve got while there’s still time yet in your glass.

By: Reziac Tue, 24 May 2016 06:13:52 +0000 These are fascinating. So sad to see formerly-beautiful buildings in ruins, yet wonderful to see so many are preserved.

What do the two monuments commemorate? (last picture, and halfway up)

By: tom bauer Mon, 23 May 2016 18:09:30 +0000 that is pretty cool. most are worse but some seem even better