You are beautiful shores of Tavrida
when I look at you from the ship
in the light of morning Venus.
When I saw you for the first time;
you appeared in the nuptial splendor.
in the blue serene sky
there was glowing of your mountains.
Ornaments of valleys, trees and villages
were spread before my eyes.
And their among the huts of Tatars
what memories were awakened inside my soul...
What charming longing pressed my breath...
Alexander Pushkin from Onegin Travels"
Translation and Photography by Sheikh Igor ibn Abi Sufyan-Marinovsky