Thursday, August 19, 2010

Trip to Vladivostok, Russia - Post 1

My wife, son and I made a trip to Vladivostok, Russia this summer, leaving Maine on July 25, 2010 and returning home on August 6, 2010. The trip was our first overseas and was quite an adventure. This all started with a box of almost 500 photos that my grandfather took in Vladivostok back in 1919-1920. He was there for six months with the YMCA as an accountant in their International Hut (corrected on 11-10-2010; his office was not in the International Hut). My wife scanned all of those photos and shared them with several historians in Vladivostok. They found the photos so interesting that they published a book about them. We decided that this was the right time to go meet the authors visit the city.

Will (me) and my son Jack at the Vladivostok Train Station in 2010

Merrill Haskell (my grandfather) at the Vladivostok Train Station in 1919

© 2010, copyright William C. Haskell


  1. I hope to hear more about this trip! It's great that you have a photo of the same train station taken at the same angle. Priceless!

  2. I'm planning on more posts. We were able to get quite a few photos of "new versus old". Pretty neat to see a lot of the same things my grandfather saw back in 1919. We met with the authors who published the book and they took us around to many of the locations that my grandfather photographed. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Will, I should have read the first, because my comment is now the same as what I put on your second posting. Beautiful train station.