5 Jul 2010
In honor of the holiday, just a short post today. Not a post, at all, really, but a partial repost and recommendation that anyone with some spare time on this blazing-hot Monday take a look at Ilya Yashin’s recent blogging about his tour of the United States.
Suddenly the amateur anthropologist/ethnographer, Yashin has visited Washington DC, NYC, San Francisco, and Sacramento — all in the last week. He’s taken some admittedly awesome photographs, and his commentary is actually a little charming, I confess. Sometimes he exaggerates American super-duperness in order to take a cheap shot at Russian shortcomings, but for the most part this is an innocent travelogue, ‘a Russian in America,’ complete with Harlem street dancing (see above) and chats with California bums (see below).
Read on for some choice photos with Yashin’s captions…