First Snow in Irkutsk

November 7, 2011


Well, it’s finally starting to feel like Siberia. This week we had our first heavy snowfall, and for what it’s worth, the Soviet-era concrete structures that I earlier made note of as ugly, gray behemoths acquire the winter charm of thick sweaters and hot chocolate when dressed in white. Walking the city streets after the sky had cleared, I felt as though I were strolling through a Mosfilm classic. Here are a few photos I snapped in the central market in the afternoon. As is easily apparent, locals aren’t fazed by a few flakes.

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