The City of Norilsk photos by Elena Chernyshova
Norilsk in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, is the world’s northernmost city, experiencing an average annual temperature of 15F/-9C and covered in snow for approximately 275 days out of each year. 175,000+ residents call this frigid cradle in the Arctic Circle home.
The confrontation scene from Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda with Mariella Devia and Anna Caterina Antonacci.
Mais qu’ai-je donc from Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini, sung by Joyce DiDonato.
On an Overgrown Path
"The barn owl has not flown away!"
(img: from Our birds of prey: the eagles, hawks, and owls of Canada, 1876)