As the day progressed yesterday we were able to fit the pieces together. Apparently some sort of a TV production was happening across the yard. (There were two trucks out front clearly marked “telebachenya”: TV program. I guess they figured they could park any-which-way if they had that sign in the dashboard. Little did they know that people park that way around here all of the time!)
It looked like things were beginning to happen on a balcony across the way. Note the large light just beyond the balcony.
And then it became quite clear that this was definitely the place. Spotlights from both inside and outside of the balcony.
Sometime after 11:30 p.m. we could hear them beginning to pack up. The floodlight was turned off…
…but the bright lights on the balcony were still lit. Much laughter and chatter echoed throughout the courtyard for quite a while, though Jim and I turned our own lights out around midnight.
And this morning…no porta-potties across the street.
Now, was this a documentary, a Ukrainian soap opera, some sort of news feature, an advertisement…who knows?
(As always, click on a picture to see an enlarged version.)