Casey Blacker and fiance at Sumela monastery.

I grew up in northern California before moving to the Seattle area.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, playing squash, and travelling. Over the years, I have enjoyed French classes, scuba diving, motorcycling, and wine tasting courses. In Santa Barbara, I was a member of the Philosophy and Theory reading group in the Department of Classics, the graduate-student led Russian Classics Literature Circle, and the Astronomy Club.

In Saint Petersburg, I became casually interested in film cameras.

Summer in Vyborg

Sailing to Saint Petersburg

Autumn in Saint Petersburg

Summer in Tbilisi

Azeula fortress, Kojori