The Friday photo – A fisherman at the Volga river

To finish every week travel-inspired, I tell you every Friday about one of the photos of my blog’s header.

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This week, I’ve selected a photo taken in May 2012 in Samara, a Russian city situated at the confluence of the Volga and the Samara rivers.

The Volga river mark’s the city’s limit; across the river are the Zhiguli mountains.

In spring and summer, locals enjoy spending their evenings on the promenade along the river, peacefully walking or roller skating. And a few fishermen try their luck and patiently wait in the sunset.

The Volga river is one of the largest in Europe and plays an important role in Russian culture and folklore. In spring 2012, I travelled along the river from source to mouth, a journey that took me all the way down to the Caspian sea.

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