Looking foward to the warm summer days that should be here already. Being able to be outside and feel the warmth of the sun against your skin and the smell of the flowers and freshly cut grass as the wind blows through the trees.
Aniva Lighthouse, Sakhalin, Russia. Built under extremely difficult conditions on jagged rock just off the southeastern cape of Sakhalin island, the Mys Aniva lighthouse has stood for 3/4 of a century. Japan built the lighthouse in the late 1930s when Sakhalin was split between Japan the USSR. At the end of WW II, the Soviets seized the whole of Sakhalin, installed an RTG (Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator) to supply electricity to the lamp – yes, this was a nuclear-powered lighthouse!
Ussuri Bay in Russia was once a Soviet-era dumping ground for old glass bottles and porcelain, but thanks to the awesome power of mother nature, the bay, near Vladivostok, now boasts one of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever see.