I'm back in the UK now, but I still have a few photos of Kazan that I want to upload. Without further ado, here they are.
|A view over the Kazanka River. Visible is the new bridge, still under construction, and then the white wall of the Kremlin, with the Qolşärif Mosque, the Söyembikä Tower and the Annunciation Cathedral within.|
|Ulitsa Baumana (Bauman Street), Kazan's central high street|
|Old bank on Ulitsa Baumana. Those toy cars were always sitting on Baumana|
somewhere, and I never worked out why.
|A military vehicle parked at the Institute I was studying at|
|This striking building is the Galiaskar Kamal Tatar Academic|
Theatre, which hosts plays in the Tatar language.
|Statue of a scene from some local fairytale|
|The teachers at the Institute kept recommending we visit this|
park (called Chernoe Ozero), claiming it was the
nicest in town. In this photo it looks lovely.
|However, this photo of the same park, taken a stone's throw away|
from the one above, makes it look somewhat less idyllic.
|I don't know what these buildings are, but they look like a futuristic castle.|
|Kazan's amusement park|
|Lake next to Riaf Monastery, just outside Kazan|
|This little market looked wonderfully traditional and exotic, but when I got my camera out the creepy|
Tatar men who were working there all got weirdly overexcited, so I had to make a quick exit.
|Sunset over the Kazanka|