The wish tree: of religious significance for some, in a number of instances an endeavour of artistic or social value, and for others a tourist attraction.
Seeing these branches weighed down so heavily in a deserted winter setting brought to mind the burden of the wish tree.
The ice skating rink next to the Kremlin will have been dismantled by now, as the winter season officially ended on 29 February. But summer seems far away still.
… for misty morning photography 😉
Further around the lake I met a different scene, but equally misty.
The start of a stunning winter sunset, but I left too soon, erring on the side of caution to avoid walking in the dark on patches of ice. I had forgotten my headlamp.
Lost that day: a dry bag used to protect camera & lens in between shots. Entire tripod, camera & lens almost came a cropper too.
I expected the Lofoten Islands to be a much colder experience than it in fact was. Now planning my next trip into the cold.