RED TRIANGLE

Randomly encountered photo of the contemporary St. Petersburg artist Ilya Orlov’s painting “Red Triangle.” The Red Triangle rubber-goods factory, situated on the Obvodny Canal Embankment in midtown St. Petersburg and likely long defunct, is where Yours Truly’s mother worked for many years, as a technologist/engineer. The first eight years of YT’s life were spent in a communal apartment within a few minutes’ walk from that gloomily impressive edifice:

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