Sunday, November 3, 2013
Slava's Family Dacha
Slava is a Russian I met in Asheville a few years ago at one of the local library branches. He was working for a summer at the Grove Park Inn, and, like me, was utilizing the library's free internet service. I'd see him there from time-to-time. Although, We never really hung out at all, we have stayed in touch via Facebook now that he's back in Russia. Since I am fond of dachas (Russian country homes), I thought I would share a couple of images Slava had posted on Facebook. In photo one, he's the young boy flexing his muscles. The shadow and potatoes in the second image presented a nice contrast, so that's why I chose it. Of course, when I think of a hearty Russian meal, I think of beets, cabbage and potatoes! To learn about the history of dachas and how they are treasured in the New Russia, click here.