Yalta Boardwalk -- or -- How to Make a Buck at the Beach

by Chossid August. 07, 2012 6192 views

National sport

Note how they sit on plastic bags to keep their clothes clean longer. In the winter it would be a pillow or blanket – don't laugh – so as not to get a cold in the tushy! Sitting on a cold surface also supposedly keeps one from being able to have children. I tell them I am the proof that it is not true!

A British gentleman who joined the show!

The clown has all the kids dancing!

Definitely one of my favorites! Like many babushki I have known here, she looks far from well off, but takes care of herself. Fortunately she is very talented with her crochet hook, and it seems to keep her going.

Pirates of the….. Black Sea?

The girls who do this are sweltering under their heavy costumes!

Why didn't I remember these next 3 for converging lines?

There are always people strolling along with hawks, monkeys, snakes, parrots and other animals in captivity, with which one can be photographed. I know – inhumane!

Too saturated and bright, but I am too tired to go back and change it…

I guess there were LOTS of converging lines in Yalta… like the converging lines of the tourists from all over the FSU, Europe and beyond…

Still watchfully looking on…

He definitely would not have approved of this!

10 break dancing boys and 1 cap for donations. Probably have good drinking parties every night…

Playing dead! Poor dogs!

2 re-posts

Still as statues

I remember when we first moved here, and people were wearing synthetic, greasy looking navy running pants, and so many would ask me “Do they have sports suits in America?”

For Dan!

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Myworldadventure 8 years, 1 month ago

seems like about tourism,the most i like is picture number 27

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil 8 years, 1 month ago

Love that crochet fan from tip to toe.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 1 month ago

These are terrific! I love the woman in the crocheted outfit!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Leslie D 8 years, 1 month ago

Wow - what to say about all of these amazing shots! So much more than a great set, Leah.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic post full of so much color and interest!!! What a great collection of shots, Leah!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Olga Helys 8 years, 1 month ago

Wow
Great job
Thanks for taking us with you
Like the lady in the #5

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Moira 8 years, 1 month ago

Brilliant set the crochet lady is amazing .

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Christa 8 years, 1 month ago

This is one interesting set, with so many amusements and so much to see. I love the women with the crochet and how you edited this shot. She looks like a princess fallen in misfortune :)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 1 month ago

Awesome shots!!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 1 month ago

So much to see, so much to enjoy ...
Great post Leah. x

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dean Singleton 8 years, 1 month ago

Nice shots, I wish we had something like this around here.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 8 years, 1 month ago

hahahaha... I'll bet if I had one of these suits, I'd have no problems whatsoever getting a gal that is a bit more attractive than that beanpole Tripod... i am sure of it....

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mike Meliska 8 years, 1 month ago

Great set...Love # 2 of the guys playing chess.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 8 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful report !! I love the two dogs in #25 and the crocheting woman in #5 who reminds me of old ladies in my family

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Catherine Hollens 8 years, 1 month ago

Wish |I was still in July!
Lovely set - #1, #5 and the statues are my faves :)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 8 years, 1 month ago

Holy Mackeral.... Even the shoes have "Ukraine" written on them..... awesome....

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 8 years, 1 month ago

Well again I am convinced that you have one of the best eyes on PB for capturing those moments that reveal so much much more than what you show in the pictures. I am so thankful that I am on the wavelength that receives and sees the totality of what you transmit.... You are amazing. #28 to my faves.....

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Misshansson 8 years, 1 month ago

I like the knitting lady. Looks like she knits on her clothes
Very good set and variation

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
John Parsons 8 years, 1 month ago

Wonderul blog full of character and interesting characters too!!! Very entertaining...

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 8 years, 1 month ago

Wow ...I just love the old lady with the crochet ... her dress is beautifully done, such intricate work with a small hook.
I love the two dogs too.

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