Being that I’ve already composed two posts about Murmansk, I need not say much in this final post – the pictures will speak more. Due to the minimal amount of daylight that Murmansk experiences directly surrounding the winter solstice, you will find a beautiful daytime glow – almost like a few hours of twilight. The sun actually never rises above the horizon and the result is this beautiful cool light that penetrates the city briefly and compliments the industrial glow. In this short time of “daylight,” we made our way up the mountain in search of the soldier Alyosha, who watches over the city from his high perch. We never actually made it to him before daylight faded, but we came very close. These are the images from that hike up the mountain amidst the dirty grey snow-covered terrain.