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Moscow - Motorized excursion

Ein motorisierter Ausflug in und um Moskau

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Manfred Tinebor

Moscow - Motorized excursion

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Taken: June 12, 2010
Uploaded: June 17, 2010
Captured with:
Olympus uT8000,ST8000

  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 1 month ago
    These dolls are all so spectacular. Each face is different; and all so elegant. I'd have to close my eyes to pick one. Aren't most, or all, of these handpainted? When it comes to art, architecture, crafts, the Europeans have always been so amazingly talented. In addition to these lovely dolls, I like collecting the candles made in Germany which either have intricate carvings and/or are painted with various landscape scenes. I have three candles from Germany which were brought to me by a friend 30+ years ago. Having moved about a dozen times within those years, I've guarded them with my life. I'm happy to say, they are still in perfect condition--without a scratch on them. Thank you, dearest Manfred, for taking all these wonderful close-ups of these dolls. When you take photographs, you always capture a wide variety of subject matters. There's always something to appeal to everyone's interests. This album is just what the doctor ordered to put sunshine back into my life tonight.
    Luv ya!
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 1 month ago
      Thanks for your nice words, dear Sweet Caroline. I'm glad about.
      The dolls are called "matryoshka".
      A matryoshka doll is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. A set of matryoshkas consists of a linden wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on. The number of nested figures is traditionally at least five, but can be much more, up to several dozen with sufficiently fine craftsmanship! :-))
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