I recently had the privilege of going to Moscow with a friend who was shooting video there. It was so fun to go out with someone else the purpose of capturing photographs all day. My senses were heightened as I sat in the airport to board the plane to Moscow. The loudspeaker blurted out in Russian that it was time for boarding. Our local airport is too small to directly board the plane so all the passengers cram onto a bus that taxis us out to the jet. The noise of the running jet engines was enough to make me instinctively hold my ears while the turbines created a wind that blew my hair parallel to the ground as we waited for the doors to open. A lady in flip-flops and pantyhose collected our boarding passes while an airport worker rode up on a dilapidated green bicycle to give a last goodbye to a lady passenger. As we waited, my eyes noticed how differently my red gortex Columbia jacket and black hiking boots looked in comparison with the leopard print tights and black sequined boots the lady next to me was wearing. Later in the flight, I was glad to have my gortex as water poured in on me from the exit window I was sitting by! The leopard tights would have soaked it right up. It was a great trip.
These sweet ladies said they were from Uzbekistan.