“Delicious Autumn! My Very Soul is Wedded to it and if I were a Bird I would fly about the Earth Seeking the Successive Autumns.” (George Eliot)

Autumn in Calgary is delicious. Janko went out to the Pinecliff Park just opposite our street and started the conversation with the foreman of the Volker Steven working at the moment. Janko (1): The weather is fine today, isn’t it? Foreman (2): Yes, indeed. It helps us to make it easier to conduct the maintenance… Continue reading “Delicious Autumn! My Very Soul is Wedded to it and if I were a Bird I would fly about the Earth Seeking the Successive Autumns.” (George Eliot)

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BADEK NEWS 53

First. Peter Lougheed, the most successful Alberta politician of the past half-century, died on Thursday night in the Calgary hospital named after him. He was 84. “We have lost a great man, and a great Canadian and a great Albertan. And we just want a chance now for Albertans and Canadians to pay tribute to… Continue reading BADEK NEWS 53

“Lord of Alaska (The Story of Baranov and the Russian Adventure)” by Hector Chevigny, Binfords & Mort, Publishers, Portland, Oregon, 1951

Reading the book “Lord of Alaska” by Hector Chevigny about Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, the first Governor of the Russian America (1799-1818), it became interesting what  this name did come from. “Russian America” was the name of Russian colonial possessions in the Americas from 1733 to 1867 that today is the US state of Alaska and… Continue reading “Lord of Alaska (The Story of Baranov and the Russian Adventure)” by Hector Chevigny, Binfords & Mort, Publishers, Portland, Oregon, 1951

A Memory on the Sea (Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, August 3, 2012)

Japanese are very polite and curtios as we observed them closely in Honolulu, visiting the USS Arizona Memorial for a second time, now with the family Larisa and Gleb. The Memorial is built over the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of 1,177 crewmen killed on December 7, 1941, when… Continue reading A Memory on the Sea (Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, August 3, 2012)

Ah! What Sun, What Palms, What Water is on the Waikiki Beach! (Summer, 2012)

Watch our video: “Panoramic View of the Waikiki Beach, summer 2012” Did you notice that the Waikiki beach is not crowded as it was before? Empty beaches show that the tourist industry is not working very well. So, the first reason is: world recession. People travel less. Second. Remoteness. Many Japanese people are using the accommodations here. It is… Continue reading Ah! What Sun, What Palms, What Water is on the Waikiki Beach! (Summer, 2012)

Hooray! We’re in Hawaii! Honolulu, July 31-August 7, 2012.

On the 31st of July we’ve arrived at Honolulu, stayed at hotel “Equinox” for a week, that is in 10 minutes walk from the  Waikiki beach being famous for the best white sandy beaches all over the world. Janko was very curious about pictures hanging on the walls everywhere in the hotel where were depicted horses… Continue reading Hooray! We’re in Hawaii! Honolulu, July 31-August 7, 2012.