July 7, 2011
Warren Zaretsky, class of 1960, on location in Moscow
My globetrotting high school classmate, Warren Zaretsky, attended the very recently concluded Rob Nilsson Retrospective at the Moscow International Film Festival. I have absolutely no idea who Nilsson is but I enjoy travel pictures and Warren keeps me up to date on his numerous adventures. He has emailed me photos from all over the planet, including China, Spain, Canada and Costa Rica.
The Moscow photos include Warren in front of a statue of novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, behind which is the Lenin Library. A man with a sophisticated pallet, it would be difficult to imagine him eating at a Dunkin' Donuts unless someone else was buying. I happen to enjoy seeing signs adorning familiar food franchises in languages other than English. Remind me to show you my photo of a Kentucky Fried Chicken shop I shot in Vietnam.
Among Warren's pictures is one of a building with lettering that looks like your optometrist's eye chart. Since I am almost as worldly as wandering Warren, I was able to translate it into "Lenin". My guess was that the building is Lenin's tomb. Actually my guess was correct, confirmed via a Google search.
You never know where globetrotting Warren will be visiting next. Stay tuned.