Photo by: Ladamu,
I’ve met ladamu since he was a baby and it’s been so great been guided by him now with 10 years old showing me many good views of Kilimanjaro and mt Meru.
Now was his turn with my camera and has taken this great picture in Manual ! I configured the light but he did such a nice job with the focus since i have the command button configuration quite adapted by myself and he got it in once !
Is a common transit on the Masai village while women use to go for water and wood for fire being such a great picture of the women rol, to know a better interpretation to the masai women just consult with @masai_story to have a better perspective !
Frank, a peculiar man. I only just met him the weekend I took this photograph. A true gentleman and a pure Texan with the Lone Star strapped tightly to his heart. He has a strong love for Rendezvous, the traditions of the mountain man, and the god he worships. I almost see a glimpse of myself in these photographs... or possibly that’s just my reflection is his glasses.
Why trains remain the best way to travel modern Russia?
The Trans-Siberian wanders through a mountain landscape. The largest country in the world, Russia stretches more than 6,000 miles from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. However, its length and breadth may only be practically traversed by a means of transport that is reliable and affordable. Trains!
Trains are the lifeline of the country. From the Trans-Siberian Railway to the Moscow-and-Saint-Petersburg routes, trains are like the blood vessels of the country.
Russian railways have an illustrious history, to say the least. Its rails were the lifelines of the country during the communist regime and long-provided its people with subsidized rail travel. After the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the railway system fell into disarray.
In 2001, however, the new Russian government took steps to modernize the train system. The autonomous Russian Railways (RZD) was established, and by 2003 the system had become a fully functional and embarked on a program of dramatic upgrades. Acquiring a French engine works, the RZD introduced new trains, and its rail systems were incrementally modernized.
It is estimated that a high-speed rail network between Moscow and Saint Petersburg will be expanded and could soon encompass the entire national system. An extension plan estimated to cost more than $71 trillion has been undertaken and by 2030 the whole of Russian Railways will be modernized. It will extend to the Bering Straight, making it an important economic tool for the nation’s expanding post-communist economy.
Perhaps the best known route for both locals and foreigners, the Trans-Siberian is also perhaps the world’s most iconic. Thousands use the Trans-Siberian to commute across this vast landscape daily.
The system also includes a loop connection from Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Super-fast bullet train speed from Moscow to Saint Petersburg in four hours, though economy class trains are still available to make the scenic journey in less than a day.
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A traditional Marwari and Gujarati family in India will have all their meals cooked by a Maharaj, a respected Brahmin family chef whose sole job is to cook for the family. He is called "Maharaj" because that is the level of respect that is attributed to him. A Maharaj symbolizes the epitome of skill and efficiency in the kitchen, and cooks authentic recipes that have been passed down from generations.
The Culture House has a menu of curated recipes from India's traditional kitchens and we strive to give you the experience of being served by your own personal Maharaj.