Exposing another side of Sochi
Turn on your local news or any sports network this week and you're likely to see Sochi, Russia. Hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi has absorbed an influx of athletes, fans and media for two weeks of competition. What isn't apparent from the coverage is what Sochi looks most of the rest of the year - a seaside, summer resort town.
Since 2007 photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen have been documenting Sochi as they saw it change from quiet summer getaway to a world stage. Hornstra's photos show a Sochi that's different from the version the rest of the world has seen during the winter games. Take a look at a different Sochi, as seen through Hornstra's lens in our gallery.
(Above) A view on the beach near Adlersky Kurortny Gorodok in Adler, a district of Sochi. ©Rob Hornstra/Flatland Gallery
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|"Hole in the Wall" by gordonpritchard|
|This is Osterdeich by Olaf R|
from Sports Fan(s)
|Rufous Hummingbird by jdc562|
from A Big Year - birds
|SALUTING by TX Photo Doc|
from - The True Blue American Male - (Portrait in Full Colours Only + A Border)