Monday, January 25, 2016

Japan - 4

Hi, This will be a brief post as once again the port,  Korsakov on Sakhalin Island, was not very interesting photographically. The island was wrested from Russia in the Russo Japanese war of 1905 and returned to Russia after World War II.

Korsakov was the only port during both cruises we had to access using tenders.  From there we took a bus to Yuzhno.

Our first stop was at this small, wooden Russian Orthodox church.  Only external photos were possible as we could not go inside.

On the way to our next stop we passed this colorful apartment block.

This park, called the Square of Glory, honored the Russian military of World War II (above and two below).

This statue represents Mother Russia.

A little boy was having a good time climbing on a tank.

From the park we headed to the Sakhalin Regional Museum.

Our final stop was a small shopping mall where there were a number of jewelry stores specializing in watches and

a grocery store (above and  two below).

Here too there is an extensive display of liquor.

Thanks for looking.

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