A nice boozey reminisce November 23, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
Tags: booze, Petrozavodsk
I’ve just been having a lovely, boozey electronic reminisce with an old friend from my time studying in Petrozavodsk in 1998. It was his birthday and he drank wine sitting at his computer in Moscow and I sat drinking wine at mine in Berlin. Not the worst solution. Unfortunately, I am microphoneless, so couldn’t chat to him via skype. Anyway, “what was that bit of town near such and such a place where such and such a person lived called?” I asked. Drevlianka, I was told. (Is it all flooding back?) And what was that fucking gorgeous lake just a few minutes’ drive from there out of town? Something salmony? Lososinoe, I was informed. I dashed to google. And I found this. A heavenly lake, five minutes from concretey high-rises where you could swim and make kebabs and generally lap up the beauty. (By the way, the photo is taken from here and many thanks to its author, whom I tried to write to, but the e-mail came straight back.) It’s making me have a minor pine for northern Russia, although now could be an especially masochistic time to go…