One of the grandest sights of Nizhny Novgorod is undoubtedly the Chkalov Staircase, whose stairs lead up from the Volga. A short trek upwards takes you to the Kremlin and Minin Square, where the upper-city is perhaps at its liveliest. 

Over the past week I have been walking through the upper half of Nizhny Novgorod, visiting old sights and discovering some new ones – just a few more stops before my departure on Sunday.

Sitting in front of my laptop has provided me with no escape to all the rioting around the world, – Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela – and so the occasional walk gives me some necessary downtime. But it’s all too easy to plunge back into all the chaos. Here we go again.

2 thoughts on “Picture of the Week – Feb. 20, 2014

    • Yes, it’s a big issue here in Russia of course. I imagine it’s important in many countries in the West too. It’s good that you’re discussing these things, Tery! Expand your knowledge of international affairs! :)

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