The Trans-Siberian Railway. From Moscow to Beijing.
An astonishing journey through magnificent geographies.
Ulan Bator, the Mongolian Alps, the Gobi Desert,
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park,
Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator, the Mongolian Alps, the Gobi Desert, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Beijing
I have dreamt about visiting Siberia for years- in fact, I remember my mother dreaming of visiting Siberia for years. She wanted to see and experience the places where some of her parents' stories took place. The Siberian visit persisted to be unattainable dream for many years.
Last year I asked my sister if she was interested to join me on a Trans-Siberian train journey.
Understanding the significance of those acquired memories, the ones handed down to us, we decided to make the journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway a reality.
We started our journey in June just as spring turned into summer. Everything was teeming with vitality, booming and blooming. It was hard to imagine that those endless fields will be covered with layers of snow within few months - as they were just weeks ago. It was still harder to visualize that these places as desolate tundra and locations for prisoner camps.
Information about the Album ...
Title: The Trans-Siberian Railroad
Photographer: Deniz Bensason
Width: 29 cm
Height: 25.5 cm
Number of Pages: 230
Cover: Hard cover. Cloth covered spine.
Additional Information: Printed on high quality gloss paper.
Laminated in matt silk to maintain maximum protection for the album.
Design & Layout: Nili Glick Studio.
An album of an epic train-journey.
Primarily pictures of Places, Landscapes, Deserts and People.
Excerpts from the Trans-Siberian Railroad Album
Front and Back Covers
Pages 12 & 13 My Itinerary (Map)
Page 14 - My "Tickets"
Page 15 - My Dream
Pages: 22 & 23 - Moscow streets at night
Page 28: View of the Cathedral of the Dormition.
Page 29: View of Moscow from the bridge.
Pages: 30 & 31 - Arbatskaya (Russian: Арба́тская) metro station – Palatial by any standard
Pages 40 & 41: Sightseeing from Moscow
Page 48: Kazan on the railway route.
Page 49: Kazan Page (Silhouette)
Pages: 49 & 50 - Man reading Koran seen through a mashrabiya (مشربية)
Pages: 78 & 79 - The Church on Blood in in Yekaterinburg; built on the site where Nicholas II, and his family were killed
Pages: 80 & 81 Scenic park in Yekaterinburg on the Iset River - where Asia and Europe meet
Pages: 86 & 87 - arriving to Novosibirsk train station
Pages: 96 & 97 - Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater
Pages: 102 & 103 - Krasnoyarsk train station
Pages: 104 & 105 - The restaurant of the train
Pages: 114 & 115 – The wooden houses of Irkutsk
Pages: 132 & 133 - Pictures of and around Baikal Lake
Pages: 142 & 143 - Ulan-Ude: The square of the Soviets with a statue of Lenin's head
Pages: 152 & 153 - A picturesque view from the moving train
Pages: 154 & 155 - Arriving in Mongolia
Page 166: Ulan Bator - Beautiful landscape
Page 167: An isolated wooden house
Pages: 170 & 171 Scenes from the Mongolian Alps; yaks and yurts
Page 180: A herd of Bactrians (two-humped camels)
Page 181: The Gobi Desert (map)
Pages: 196 & 197 - Erlian/Erenhot on the border between Mongolia and China – known as the dinosaur capital
Pages: 210 & 211 - Beijing: The forbidden city
Pages: 226 & 227 - The Great Wall of China
Pages: 228 & 229 - Every journey has an end