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Travel Blog of Holland Man to Winter Leningrad in Year 1969

Posted on October 19, 2018 by tim


A trip that a man from Holland made to Leningrad in the winter of 1969. Interestingly enough, besides the usual photographs he also shares his feelings and comments about the things he saw. Sort of a real travel blog from back in 1969.

“This is a line for the kiosk near Moika river. The channel looks like one in Amsterdam”

Behind the nice fronts there are dull court yards of the residential houses.

“A Christmas tree sale”

This Christmas tree is being stored outdoors. Christmas is celebrated in January according to  the Orthodox Calendar.

“The Nevsky Prospekt (Avenue) – main street of Leningrad. One evening we went to the restaurant in the cellar of one of those buildings. The waiters ignored us for one hour. So we left after long waiting not even eaten anything”

Nevsky Prospekt. Big mall “Passage”, where not many things are for sale. And those rare things that are offered for sale are spread across different sections.

Nevsky Prospekt. Underground road crossing. An ice cream was for sale at -25 outside, right from the cardboard box. You could eat it, if it was not that freezing cold outside.

Street shoe polisher.

Shoe repairs.

Only limited amount of people can take a look at shoes and choose, the rest of the people wait behind the barrier. The evil boss of the place prepares to prevent me from taking photos.

Line in the grocery store.

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2 Responses to “Travel Blog of Holland Man to Winter Leningrad in Year 1969”

  1. aldebaran says:

    The good old times… (not so good, but I’m nostalgic… food lines, empty shelves in stores, gray days and surroundings) eh…

  2. Robert says:

    I remember this times… waiting for bread and coffe .

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