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Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Kindergarten, Murmansk, July 1994

Although Murmansk is above the Arctic Circle, it is also a city of well over half a million, the largest city this far north in the world. 28 hours by train gets you there from St Petersburg. And because it is so far north, while its winters are sunless for 2 months, its summers have endless sunshine for the same duration. (Emerging from a banya, a Russian sauna, at 1 am one night, I saw the sun high in the sky, obviously not intending to get anywhere near the horizon.)

I broke a rule here, photographing my young subjects squinting into the sun; but I still like the shot.

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