We are convinced that there are no people more steady on their feet than those here as we observe them on icy sidewalks and standing or walking in buses whose drivers, though skilled, still have a fair amount of jerking when the bus starts and stops, not to mention the swaying when they turn corners - but they stay on their feet, even without holding on to the poles or overhead hand-holds. Some buses have conductors who walk up and down to get your money, and they move with amazing poise and ease. However, yesterday we did make a mistake as Mike directed me to the only empty seat which was just a row up from the door, a single. We were a bit surprised because there were people standing, but found out rather quickly why as the conductor descended upon us, unsmiling, talking and pointing to the sign we couldn't read so hadn't paid attention to - it is reserved for the conductor. Whoops - won't do that again.
A popular church very beautifully built. It is located across the parking lot from one of the large markets here. A lot of the churches have the tall domes.
This is in the parking lot of that market. This big loader scoops and moves the snow off the parking area to the back of the lot in big piles that look like the piles of sand you see in a sand and gravel lot at home - except these piles are cold and white and wouldn't be much fun to play in .. actually, maybe they would be.The church does humanitarian projects throughout Europe, we were here taking pictures for the preliminary submission-- this picture is for our dear friend Betty Hartley who wondered what my haircut looked like -- this is far away and fuzzy enough to post -- and it is several weeks better now.
Hmmm - maybe we need to add something to our Ward Conferences at home -- these are the tables set up and bountifully spread for everyone after the block at the Branch Conference we attended on Sunday, although the fact that they have 35-40 compared to our 150 at home could make a difference. Nevertheless, is nice - and everyone eats before any after-conference meetings are started.