Our "P" day Monday we went on a walking tour with a friend to show us the city. This is a lake and park that is next to our apartment. We go for many walks in the park. In the evening they gather in an area and dance, very entertaining.
Just a block from our apartment is a puppet theater. We are going to attend a puppet show one of these days.
This statue of justice is on top of the court houses.
Tomsk is the seat for the Provence of Tomsk which is like our county.
The is the administration building for the power company.
It's hard to see but these are all locks. When a couple get married they put a lock on this fence as a symbol of there relationship being locked together. On our anniversary Merrilyn and I will add a lock to the fence. This is the center but the fence is about 150 feet long. I'm sure we can find a spot to put another lock.
In the park they were offering camel rides. No we didn't go, just watched.
Our guide showing us the river and explaining what is on the other side.
This is the oldest pharmacy in Tomsk. You don't need a prescription to get medication in Russia, just the name of the drug.
Vendors have these tanks at various locations throughout the city. The liquid is a favorite of the Russians. It is bread/sugar/water and some type of fermenting agent, perhaps yeast. They say it has no alcohol but our mission president has asked us not to drink it from the street vendors. You can buy it in the stores and is for sure alcohol free. We haven't tried any yet but I'm sure we will before we leave. Not a favorite with the young American missionaries.
This is the oldest and biggest medical school in Siberia. Tomsk has several universities, lots of students.
You have heard the story of how children are brought into the world by the stork? Russians have the story of babies coming out of the cabbage patch.
This is a wooden German Catholic Church, still beingused today.
Wooden carving in a park.
This was the home of Monet's wife at one time. We are not to show pictures on any public media or use their names whether members of our faith or not. Area office has asked us not to violate this privacy law when posting pictures on our blogs. Therefore that is why we show no pictures of people except ourselves. Distance shots don't count.