NARVA, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช, IVANGOROD, RUSSIA ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ : โ€œIT IS A STRANGE PLACEโ€ฆโ€

โ€œOnce we reach Narva River, the city abounds with the evening sun and the swallows are flying high above. The river divides, at a leisurely pace, the one side from the other, the one nation from the other: a fluid border. It is beautiful, and I realize that I had expected rather something gloomyโ€ฆIt is a strange place. Located on opposite sides of the river are two fortresses that now โ€” once again โ€” belong to two nations. Ivangorod, on the other side, is younger and dilapidated by comparison. But when standing in the outer courtyard of the Narva fortress, the river cannot be seen and the gray mass of the two castle arches appears to be a seamless melding into each other. As if everything were one. โ€œAn emblem of the rivalry between the Eastern and Western Roman Empireโ€ฆโ€ ~ Unn Gustafsson
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Narva, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
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Ice fishing across the River in Ivangorod, Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

16jan22 Narva, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช

NARVA, ESTONIA: FLIGHT


๐น๐“๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“Ž ๐“๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡โ€ฆ
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๐’ฉ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‹๐’ถ, ๐ธ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐’ถ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
9๐‘œ๐’ธ๐“‰๐‘œ๐’ท๐‘’๐“‡20๐Ÿค๐Ÿฃ

NARVA, ESTONIA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช STREET ART & GRAFFITI: FLIGHT IS WHAT THEY LONG FOR


โ€œCaged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for.โ€

โ€• Tennessee Williams

Narva, Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช 12september2021

NEW YORK CITY (THE HEIGHTS,) NEW YORK STREET ART: AUDUBON MURAL PROJECT

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Swallow-Tailed Kite (and others) By Lunar New Year Location: 575 W. 155th St.
Pinyon Jay by Mary Lacy https://www.instagram.com/mary_lacy/?hl=en Location: 3668 Broadway
Fish Crow by Hitnes https://www.instagram.com/hitnesio/?hl=en Location: 3750 Broadway
Mountain Bluebird by Nathan Catlin https://www.instagram.com/natcatwhisperer/?hl=en Location: 3604 Broadway

3 Little Birds
Northern Parula & friends by Blusterone https://www.instagram.com/blusterone/?hl=en Location: 3898 Broadway & W. 163rd St.
Canada Goose by Snoeman https://www.instagram.com/thesnoeman/?hl=en Location: 3868 Broadway
Gyrfalcon by Frank Parga Location: 3750 Broadway at W. 156th St.
Blusterone
By Nathan Catlin

28may2021

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: TO FLY…

โ€œ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ป๐“๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“๐“ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐“ˆ, ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ป๐“๐“Ž ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š!โ€

~ ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐“Š๐“ˆ ๐’ฎ๐“…๐‘œ๐“€๐‘’ ๐’ต๐’ถ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐’ถ, ๐น๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐’น๐“‡๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐’ฉ๐’พ๐‘’๐“‰๐“๐“ˆ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’

Cocoa Beach, Florida 16dec2020

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: NEVER SETTLE

๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐šŽ๐šœ๐š—โ€™๐š ๐š“๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐šŽ๐š—. ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽโ€™๐šœ ๐š™๐šž๐š›๐š™๐š˜๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ. ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽโ€™๐šœ ๐šž๐š—๐š’๐š๐šข ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐š—๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ. ๐š†๐šŽ ๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š๐šŽ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›, ๐š ๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š™๐š’๐š— ๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š˜๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š๐šŽ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›. ๐™ฝ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š๐š๐š•๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š›๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š’๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šœ. ๐™น๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐š”๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š™ ๐š๐š•๐šข๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š’๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜. ๐™น๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐š—๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š›, ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š๐š๐š•๐šŽ.

๐™ฒ๐š˜๐šŒ๐š˜๐šŠ ๐™ฑ๐šŽ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š‘, ๐™ต๐š•๐š˜๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŠ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐ŸŠ ๐™ฝ๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: QUARANTINE ~ CLOSED FOR NOW

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โ€œ๐•ฐ๐–›๐–Š๐–—๐–ž ๐–’๐–”๐–’๐–Š๐–“๐–™ ๐–œ๐–†๐–˜ ๐–† ๐–•๐–—๐–Š๐–ˆ๐–Ž๐–”๐–š๐–˜ ๐–™๐–๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ, ๐–๐–†๐–›๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ ๐–Ž๐–“ ๐–Ž๐–™ ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–Š๐–˜๐–˜๐–Š๐–“๐–ˆ๐–Š ๐–”๐–‹ ๐–‹๐–Ž๐–“๐–†๐–‘๐–Ž๐–™๐–ž.โ€ ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  โ€• ๐•ฏ๐–†๐–•๐–๐–“๐–Š ๐–‰๐–š ๐•ธ๐–†๐–š๐–—๐–Ž๐–Š๐–—

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“หขแต’แตแต‰แต—โฑแตแต‰หข สทสฐแต‰โฟ แดต แต—สฐโฑโฟแต แต’แถ  หกโฑแถ แต‰, แดต แถ แต‰แต‰หก หกโฑแตแต‰ แตƒ แต–โฑแต‰แถœแต‰ แต’แถ  แตˆสณโฑแถ แต—สทแต’แต’แตˆ สทแตƒหขสฐแต‰แตˆ แต˜แต– แต’โฟ หขสฐแต’สณแต‰.” – แดดแตƒสณแต˜แตโฑ แดนแต˜สณแตƒแตแตƒแตโฑ

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แ ป๊ชถ๊ช—โ…ˆ๊ช€แง เชก๊ชฎ๊ชถ๊ชฎ

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๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ฆ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ

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โ€œษช ๊œฐแด‡สŸแด› แด€ แด›ส€แด‡แดแด‡ษดแด…แดแดœ๊œฑ แด…ษช๊œฑแด›แด€ษดแด„แด‡ ส™แด‡แด›แดกแด‡แด‡ษด แดส๊œฑแด‡สŸ๊œฐ แด€ษดแด… แด‡แด แด‡ส€สแด›สœษชษดษข ส€แด‡แด€สŸ.โ€ โ€• สœแดœษดแด›แด‡ส€ ๊œฑ. แด›สœแดแดแด˜๊œฑแดษด

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โ€œั‚ะฝั” ฯƒฮทโ„“ัƒ ั‚ะฝฮนฮทg ัƒฯƒฯ…’ฮฝั” gฯƒั‚ ฮนฮท ั‚ะฝฮนั• ฯ‰ฯƒัโ„“โˆ‚ ฮนั• ฯ‰ะฝฮฑั‚ ัƒฯƒฯ… ยขฮฑฮท ั•ั”โ„“โ„“.โ€ ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย โ€• ฮฑัั‚ะฝฯ…ั ะผฮนโ„“โ„“ั”ั, โˆ‚ั”ฮฑั‚ะฝ ฯƒฦ’ ฮฑ ั•ฮฑโ„“ั”ั•ะผฮฑฮท

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โ€œ๐’ช๐“ƒ๐“๐“Ž ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐’ธ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“Ž: ๐“Œ๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“๐’น ๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ถ ๐“…๐“Š๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‰, ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐‘’๐“‡, ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘’๐’น, ๐’พ๐“‡๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ, ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’พ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“‰. ๐ผ๐’ป ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“ ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’พ๐“๐’พ๐“‰๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’น ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“ƒ, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“€ ๐’ถ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’พ๐“‡ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’. ๐’Ÿ๐‘œ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“€ ๐’ถ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐’ป, ๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“…๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐’ป ๐“‡๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰. ๐ผ๐“ƒ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐“†๐“Š๐’พ๐‘’๐“‰, ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰๐“ˆ, ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘œ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ. ๐’Ÿ๐‘œ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ท๐’ถ๐’น ๐’ถ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ, ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“Š๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰๐“ˆ. ๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“‰ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’ถ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“ƒ, ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐“Š๐’ธ๐’ฝ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐‘”๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“…๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ท๐“๐‘’, ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“‰๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡, ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ƒ๐“Š๐“‡๐“‰๐“Š๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”. ๐’ฏ๐‘œ ๐’ธ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’ถ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐‘’๐“€ ๐“…๐‘’๐’ถ๐’ธ๐‘’, ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘”๐’พ๐“‹๐‘’๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‡๐’น ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚, ๐“‡๐‘’๐“‚๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐’ป ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“‚๐“…๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚.โ€ ย โ€• ๐ฟ๐‘’๐‘œ ๐’ฏ๐‘œ๐“๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“Ž

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โ€œอฒีฐาฝ ส‚ีดีฒ,–ีงีฐาฝ าษพรฌึีฐีง ส‚ีดีฒ, ีงีฐฤ…ีง าษพรฌีฒึส‚ าฤ…รงาŸ, ีฒึ…ีง ำ€รฌึีฐีง ฤ…ำ€ึ…ีฒาฝ, าีดีง ีฒาฝีก ำ€รฌฦ’าฝ, ฤ…ีฒีช ีฐึ…ึ„าฝ, ฤ…ีฒีช ฦ’ษพาฝส‚ีฐีฒาฝส‚ส‚…” ย โ†ปีฐฤ…ษพำ€าฝส‚ แŽ รฌรงาŸาฝีฒส‚

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๐‚๐ซ๐ฎ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ฌ, ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐จ. ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ง๐จ ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ.

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29mar2020. Cocoa Beach, Florida

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: NOSEDIVING

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๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ .

4mar2020. Cocoa Beach, FL

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: LOVE IS A RISK, DO IT ANYWAY

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Artist: Renda Writer

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I think this is called an “Elegant Tern.” But, all research indicates this bird doesn’t really come to Florida? Breeds and hangs out in California, Mexico, Baja Peninsula…?ย 

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2jan20. Cocoa Beach, FL