Travel Trans-Siberian Railway, which has changed the life of Italians
• Travel Trans-Siberian Railway, which has changed the life of Italian
Drive once across Russia - that dreamed about Julia Mangione (Giulia Mangione). Photographer allocated four weeks on a journey of 9288 kilometers of the Trans-Siberian railway, and this trip has changed her life.
She drove all the way from Moscow to Vladivostok, but with stops. He took with them not "figure" and the film to simulate earlier nostalgic Photostyle and responsible about the plot. And I come all the way to the reserved seat.
For the photographer Julia Mangione take a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway has long been a dream - she wanted to drive 9000-kilometer route from Moscow to Vladivostok from his student years, when I started to learn the Russian language. After working on his long-term project about Denmark titled "Joyful show," she was looking forward to his planned trip.
"If you want to drive the whole route, without moving at intermediate stops, then on the road from Moscow to Vladivostok takes six days. I liked the fact that it takes so little time, which allowed to establish themselves deadline; although in the end I still went several times to train, "- said Mangione.
It really went with three trains - in Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, and finally, Irkutsk, where she had gone to the route for five days, which held on Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island.
"I have not been very interested in the city. I wanted to look at the multicultural part of Russia, who were strangers to me. Most of all I liked the part of the route runs through Siberia and further - Ulan-Ude, Chita, Birobidzhan, Khabarovsk and finally Vladivostok ".
Julia took her camera and film reels of 40 medium-format film. According to her, it is much less than it normally takes.
"I decided not to take with a digital camera, because she wanted to slow down the process of shooting - his latest project in Denmark, I took off to" figure ". But in this project, I wanted to do less training, I did not want to go home with a bunch of memory cards, stuffed with pictures. I set a goal to photograph only what is interesting to me, "- she explained.
In order to get as many impressions from the trip on the Trans-Siberian, Julia took the ticket to a third-class carriage, second-class. This allowed her to constantly communicate with the other passengers, who shared with her everything from stories and photos of their families and ending with vigorous Siberian breakfast.
How do you get to enjoy the journey on the Trans-Siberian railway, traditionally included in the list of "what needs to be done before you kick the bucket" of people from around the world? Next - five points, which noted for itself Julia.
1. This route is not as popular among foreigners from the West, as one might expect
"I expect that this route will be much more than a tourist, but most of the passengers turned out to be from Russia, Siberia. Most people rode on the train because they could not afford the plane tickets.
A lot of students, especially in the summer when they go home for the summer holidays. There was still lots and lots of soldiers on leave.
I also met a lot of great companies of passengers - such as a family returning from vacation. Russian people are very friendly. Now I live in Scandinavia, where everything is on your mind. And on the Trans-Siberian railway people have always tried to communicate with me, even if they did not speak in English. "
2. It is better to prepare well
"When we first sat down on the train, we knew that it will spend three days, but have not thought a bunch of important things - for example, what kind of food to bring with you. People are very thoroughly preparing for this journey. It is easy to identify those who had done so many times this way, and knows exactly what to carry.
We have learned that we need to, watching other passengers. There is a dining car, it usually is closer to the middle of the train, but very few people eating there. Most people take food with them. Each car has a samovar with hot water, and everything is constantly drinking tea. Often there are people with an instant noodle soups or bags. Other people take the already cooked food from home - I remember the girl who was traveling from Moscow to Vladivostok, and she with him were labeled containers in which was food for each day of the trip. "
3. The best way to kill time on the road - to eat
"You do not eat lunch or dinner, you eat continuously. Food - an occasion to get acquainted with other passengers, so I often offered some food - such as smoked fish.
One morning, my neighbor on the car said that if I did not try the omul, I've never been to Lake Baikal. Frankly, smoked fish - not quite what I wanted at 7 am, but it was delicious. At each station selling smoked and salted fish. "
4. There is someone who you wake up, even in the middle of the night
"Each car has a conductor - it's the kind of person who checks the ticket and knows where you are sitting. Once the train starts moving, it brings you linens. In addition to maintaining order in the train, in the wake of its responsibility to passengers before they stop somewhere for half an hour, which is especially important at night. "
5. This trip can change your life
"I came back from this trip and left the teaching. journey across Russia turned out to be a turning point for me. Of course, it will not at all, but on the road there is a time to think, and it allows you to look at your life from the outside. Perhaps similar happens during other long trips, but the Trans-Siberian Railway is very revealing in this respect. The train becomes a space for creativity and shows you not only Russia.
Before you embark on this journey, I thought it would be a trip in the style of National Geographic, but at some point it turned out that everything is different. physical journey was spiritual journey. We arrived in Vladivostok on Sunday. I was lucky, the train arrived at 7am. It was so quiet that everything seemed a little unreal. Golden Horn Bay was flooded with wonderful light. It was a memorable end to a memorable trip. "