Welcome to Our Towns. I was first inspired to
create this project for
Friends and Partners after my trip to
Russia last summer. The beauty and history of cities like Moscow
and Petersburg were overwhelming to a person who has spent his
whole life in cities about one hundred and fifty years old.
Upon my return, and after completing my extensive site documenting
My Russian Adventure, I thought it would be an interesting
idea, and an interesting project to work on, to invite people
living in various cities of the former USSR and its satellites
to send photos and stories about life in their cities. I figured
the work of creating the pages for them would be fun and
educational. And so Our Towns was born.
Tim Vale, a Brit now living in Budapest, was the first to offer
his perspectives on his adopted city, and below you'll find his
material. The invitation is open to anyone who would like to
contribute. Since english is probably not going to be your native
language I'll be more than happy to help you with the text,
checking spelling and grammar. I'd also love to add parallel
pages in your native language as well.
So, that's what the project is all about. Check out
the stuff we have so far, and if like you'd like to tell us
about where you live then send me a
message and let's get your town on Our Towns.