This unpainted window frame is mostly unusual for Omsk – most of them have two -color painting there.
A local who had been passing by and saw me taking its photo flung that the window frame was certainly not bad, but it would be good for it to be painted; otherwise the house had desolated looks.
It should be mentioned that I had come from Tomsk, where people almost never paint their window frames, and that was why I saw painting as something vulgar, a kind of an unavoidable evil, though Tomsk had proved that was not the common rule.
Since then, I have travelled to almost seventy places. Yet it still puzzles me why they do not paint their houses and window frames in Tomsk, whereas everything in painted in neighbouring Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Kemerovo…
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