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Donbass from a window

Original by Yevdokia Sheremetyeva published at littlehirosima.com; translated by J.Hawk

I am continuing the «Donbass roads» series I started a long time ago.
The right windshield wiper on Zhenya’s car broke from old age. I sat on that side and watched streams of water, or of mud, or saw nothing at all.
But the photographs often came out looking very unusual.

Donbass from a window


But overall, weather was on our side.
Vicinity of Slavyanoserbsk.

Donbass from a window

Near the «border with Ukraine.» Approaching Nikolayevka.
These steppes are stunning during sunsets.

Donbass from a window

These holes spell death for any car. No matter how hard you try to drive around them, you fall into them anyway.

Donbass from a window

Lugansk.

Donbass from a window

On the way to Stakhanov. The wiper will break in exactly half an hour. These are its final moments.

Donbass from a window

Checkpoints are facts of life in the republics.

Donbass from a window

Near Sverdlovsk.
Every time you open the side window, you are wet and shivering.
But everyone is patiently waiting for me to snap the photo.

Donbass from a window

Near Nikolayevka.

Donbass from a window

Pervomaysk. I posted these photos before on the blog.
But I like them a lot.

Donbass from a window

Just as I like this Pervomaysk fog which hid all the town’s ruins from us.

Donbass from a window

 

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