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rehctelf said:
Nice pics. I get a little cold just seeing these shots. I'm sure it won't be long before my back yard looks like this again.(without the big lake of course. :) )
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Hi, rehctelf!
Here, just to make you feel warm - this place is about 5 kms away from the previous lake.
And it is summer :)

 

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that last lake pic looks like one that i could take in the winter lol, it looks like the end of a golf course near here.

nice pics!!
 

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Hello Ant.
Thank you for those photos. :thumb:

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Currently, 8.30 a.m. over here in australia.
If it was evening, i would be able to say " Dobry wieczor!".

That is polish. Not sure how, good evening translates into russian.
 

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Thank you!!

that last lake pic looks like one that i could take in the winter lol, it looks like the end of a golf course near here.
In fact there's no golf course. I can't remember any of golf course in our region. Indeed, I saw it only on TV :)

Currently, 8.30 a.m. over here in australia.
If it was evening, i would be able to say " GIN DOBRA!".
That is polish. Not sure how, good evening translates into russian.
Now it is 2:15.
Sorry, can't for life remember what does it mean a.m. or p.m.
We count from 00:00 to 23:59
In short, it is night :)
"Good evening" would be "Dobry vecher!" :peace:
 

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Hello Ant, and Welcome to Escape City! :welcome:

Nice looking little Escape you have. Thanks for the photos too!

Please excuse my ignorance, but where is Penza in Russia?

00:00 to 12:00 is a.m. or midnight, morning till noon.

12:01 to 23:59 is afternoon, evening till one minute before midnight.
 

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Hello jonas1022!

The car I have is not quite Escape, but Maverick - kilometers on speedo, euro headlamps and a few other differences.
And... why do you say "little"?? It is believed to be BIG here :) Brutal-looking! We call it "jeep", don't know how you do :lol:

Penza is located 650 km to south-east from Moscow and 450 km to west from Samara.

Here it is

Great place to live, I would say! Pine forests, rivers and lakes. I think it's just like Canada, though I've never been there...

And thanks for am/pm lesson! I'll try to remember :)
 

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Good geography lesson. I had no idea where your city is, thanks for the map.

I went to visit the old Soviet Union in 1978. I was only allowed to go to Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, and Moscow by train for 10 days. The Politburo, I suppose, limited my movements due to my being in the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany. I had a high clearance level, and thought it strange that if I was trustworthy in the U. S., I ought to be trustworthy to the Soviets.... HAHA!

Oddly enough, my wife of the past twenty years got to visit St. Peterburg with a church group that we belong to. She was doing some orphan camp thing in the woods, I think north of the city. She probably got to see more of the city than I did, and she was in the camp most of the time! That was in the summer of 1996.

I said little, as here in the USA, the Maverick/Escape is not a large machine. There are several others much larger, and some Asian models that are smaller. I don't think any of the smaller sport utility vehicles are sold here any longer. Making the Escape/ Maverick a small SUV. Nothing wrong with that, we own a Tribute, same thing as an Escape with a different name brand. Made in the same factory as your Maverick was in fact. It is a fine machine, and a very capable one.
 

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Oh, I'm afraid too much has changed since you've been here :shades:
Now there's no Politburo and everyone can go anywhere. St Petersburg is very beautiful city, and Moscow too. Many people try to go there because salarys in Moscow are twice (and more) higher than in Penza for example. I think the transport collapse would happen soon because of so many people come to Moscow. They spend 2..3 hours a day in traffic jams!
But I like nature and open space. Last summer I traveled to Crimea on my new Maverick :thumb:
The trip lasted 2 days and I crossed many regions of Russia and Ukraine. Crimea is so beautiful!









And that's what I've met in the city of Simferopol: Mercury is soo rare here, it's a big luck to meet it on the road, so I took a picture of it :)

 

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Thank you, colleen!

BTW if anyone find my English language funny, don't rotfl
It's my university course :D I never tried to talk to english speaking person in real life..
Although English is pretty easy language compared with Russian.
 

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In fact, I still use dictionary from time to time :whistle:
Typing is easy, speaking is hard :)
I should thank computer games brought to us by pirates. They had no translation to Russian, so I had to learn English in order to play :lol:
 

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Beautiful photos. Thanks, for submitting them Ant.
I find, your english easy to understand.

You are doing quite well.
My parents speak english mostly.
But they are, still fluent with their native language.

Mum grew up in, 'Westfalen am Rhein".
Dad originates from Poland.
Then his parents moved to, "Vilnius" in Lithuania.
 

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Thank you for sharing those photos Ant. I think your English is very good as well. In fact, it is much better than my Russian (nonexistent) :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
 

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You are so charitable to me.

stone, how could it happen that your parents came to Australia from Europe? Long way!
Have you visited Europe?
BTW have you ever heard russian term "kenguryatnik"? :) It's unlikely but...
It's closely connected with Australia :lol:

cbramsey,
no problem. Ask me, and I'll teach you any word and phrase in russian. Even... you know... :D
 

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are there really as many "russian brides" looking to pay me to marry them so they can become canadian? as i get emails? LoL. i get a few e-mails a month from "marta" or "anna" HAHA
 

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Hello Ant!. My parents migrated, after the second world war.
They were desperate to leave, so they could begin a new life.
Europe was in ruins.

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They had two options, as in Canada or Australia.
Their main objective was Canada.
Authorities told them , they would have to wait three months.
This was if they chose Canada.

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Mum and Dad ,did not want to wait.
Anything was better, than war ravaged europe.
So this is why they chose australia.
I have never visited Europe.
 
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