Springtime, 2023


Snowy days at the Moscow Botanical Garden

The Tsytsin Main Moscow Botanical Garden was founded in April 1945, and claims itself to be the largest botanical garden in Europe. It covers a territory of approximately 3.61 km² and contains a live exhibition of more than twenty thousand different species of plants coming from various parts of the world. 

Japanese Garden

Snow meltdown

VDNH. The exhibition and trade center of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Aptekarskiy ogorod

First snowdrops

Moscow Botanical Garden

Aptekarskiy Ogorod

Cherry trees blossom

VDNH Exhibition center

Apple trees blossom


Archangel Michael’s Church

This church is the oldest surviving building on the Arkhangelskoe estate dating from the mid-17th century.

Arkhangelskoe museum-estate

Lilac blossom

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Sunny England, May 2023


The low tide

Sovereugn Harbour

Prince’s Park

Eastbourne beach

Cozy and foggy Eastbourne evenings

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

The hills and dips of the chalk cliffs between Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap all have names. The original Seven Sisters now count as eight due to erosion dividing two of the hills.

The view of the white cliffs just makes you feel so amazed!

There is also a lighthouse built on the hill, the light from which first shone on the 11 October 1834.

Beachy Head

The White Chalk Cliffs at Beachy Head were formed between 65 and 100 million years ago when the land was completely covered by the sea.

The light from the Beachy Head Lighthouse first shone on the 2nd October 1902.

Pevensey Bay

Pevensey Bay is a beautiful and cozy old fishing village founded in 1600 as Wallsend, the end of the sea wall from Eastbourne.

Pevensey castle

Pevensey Castle has a history stretching back over 1700 years, beginning in the 4th century as one of the strongest Roman Saxon Shore forts, two-third of whose towered walls still stand. Its impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula surrounded by sea and salt marsh projecting from the mainland of the Sussex coast.


Royal Albert Hall

The Albert Memorial

Hyde Park

Kensington Palace

Kensington area

Covent Garden

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Waterloo Bridge

Lambeth Bridge

Big Ben

Westminster Abbey


A Tribute to Jeff Beck, London, 22-23 May 2023

Absolutely beautiful and magical concerts in the memory of one of the greatest guitarists Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall! I was literally laughing and crying during the show as it was very emotional, thanks to the amazing artists Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Gary Clark Jr, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Billy F Gibbons, Imelda May, John McLaughlin, Robert Randolph, Joss Stone, Olivia Safe, Kirk Hammett, Johnny Depp, Rhonda Smith, Anika Nilles and Robert Stevenson! Great lineup and setlist featuring different eras of Jeff Beck’s music. 

22 May 2023

At the beginning of the show two Yardbirds hits “Shapes of Things” and “Heart full of Sould” were played by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall and the band. Clapton then welcomed Derek Trucks and Susan Tedesxhi to the stage.

Joss Stone performing “I put a spell on you”.

During Rod Stewart’s set at the May 22 tribute concert, he said, “I never thought I’d be here playing a concert in tribute to my dear old pal, Jeff Beck.” He started his set with “Infatuation,” his 1984 hit that featured Beck on guitar. 

After introducing Gary Clark Jr., Rode joked “I’ve never seen so many guitars in my life”.

Eric Clapton then sang “Going Down”, recorded by the Jeff Back Group in 1972 as the evening’s finale.

23 May 2023

Wish Buddy Guy and his band could have been there in person but great video tribute from the Legends, so many great memories!

Imelda May joined the lineup, which also included Johnny Depp, to sing “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” which she and Jeff Beck performed many times.

Other career-spanning repertoire included “Freeway Jam”, so closely associated with Jeff Beck’s 1977 live album with the Jan Hammer Group. Beck was touring with ZZ Top quite frequently. On this night, the band’s Billy Gibbons performed “Rough Boy”, which they had played together many times.


Sunny and snowy Svetlogorsk, March 2023

Sunny and snowy streets of Svetlogorsk

Makarov Organ Hall

Tikhoe (Silent) lake

There is a monument of wildlife near the lake – a linden tree whose age is more than 450 years (the information about this long-lived tree is listed in the Guinness Book of Records).

Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov

The Orthodox Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Svetlogorsk, in the time of East Prussia, was a Lutheran Church. The Church was built in 1903 in the Eastern part of Rauschen. It is located on a hill in a small pine park.

The House-museum of Herman Brachert

The House-museum of Herman Brachert was opened in 1993 in the country house of the Bracherts family in Svetlogorsk. This is the only museum dedicated to the life and work of the wonderful German sculptor. The museum has a total of 738 exhibits – documents, letters and photographs from the sculptor’s family archive. But the pearl of the collection are the original works of the master.

Snowy Baltic sea

Hartman Hotel

Snowy storm at the Baltic sea (weather was changing within minutes).

Spring is coming!

The Water tower was built in 1907-1908 in Rauschen. The 25-meter building was designed in the German national romanticism style. Now this is a symbol of Svetlogorsk.

Hoffmann House and monument to ancient Svetlogorsk

Amber found of Baltic shores after the storm

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Cozy places of Svetlogorsk