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Bergen, Norway from atop Mount Floyen after taking the Fløibanen,  a funicular railway..
An owl sitting in an ash tree in autumn at dusk.
Collecting nectar from a purple cone flower.
Bike riding in Florence
Carpenter ants take over an empty beehive.
Inside a beehive.
At the base of Cadillac Mountain looking over Jordan's Pond
Chasing Dragons
Giant Panda at the National Zoo enjoying his meal on a beautiful day.
An Oregonian View of the Sky
Stranger of Lipetsk
Sunset at Salk
In Scotland on the way from Edinburgh to Eilean Donan Castle
Autumn Trees
mason bee
Sky high
Biking in Minalungao National Park
Appalachian State of Mind
Dandelion and Dew Drops
hungry robin chick
Assassin Fly with its prey
14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Stranger of Lipetsk

My journey starts at the age of 10. My parents decided to leave Russia and come to Israel. I thought that I never remembered anything from those last moments, where I was asked to part from my family and friends and just pick up and leave. Leave without looking back, with an expectation for a better future. Coming to Israel took a heavy toll: I tried to quash my identity and language with all my power, to try and feel like I belong. After 15 years, the expectations for a “better future” have led me to look into my past, which was left so far behind. With the mediation of an adult and a more accepting look I go back to the city where I was born, Lipetsk, for a journey to find the young girl that was left behind. I chose to reconstruct moments; to go back to those places that awaken happiness mixed with sadness and great longing. Going back does not complete the cycle. It reopens old wounds.

TAGS: Man, Portrait, Russian Federation, Street

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Jerusalem, Israel
Member since 2014
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© Ekaterina Bourindine.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 9, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f7.1
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PHOTO LOCATION Lipetsk, Russia