Wholesome Blends III

Big New Show: Photos from Eastern Europe on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. At Wholesome Blends coffee house on NE Sandy Blvd and 46th Ave in the Hollywood District in Portland, OR.

Traveling with my journalist friend Michael Totten, trying to get him off the Mid East desk and on to Eastern Europe. We busted a wheel in Poland, ordered chicken by clucking in Ukraine, and got severely lost in Moldova. Romania offered us vampire masks for Halloween. Raced out of Odessa as swine flu shut down the borders. Good times had by all. The most impressive images are of faded Western architecture and infrastructure, of Lada’s hauling turnips to market, of humans harnessed to plough shares… the East has a lot of catching up to do to make up for Communism and its fall. I wish them well.

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