|The Neva River, St. Petersburg|
|A sign in Destiny|
I think a-lot of this can be summed up by one thing, soul or absence of. The fob card for entry into the Soul Kitchen hostel was a heart, if you misplaced it you just made the sign of a heart by the cameras outside the hostel. Destiny's avatar, on the other hand, is the grey man above surrounded by danger and cost. Interestingly, before I left my lodgings in St. Petersburg I bought a postcard of a Russian bear holding his dear heart close to his soul. In a strange twist of fate when I arrived at Destiny Apartments there was a mural of a bear holding his two hands out to the world on the wall opposite, in sore need of a hug, some soul, or God forbid, love.