Eastern Europe, when turned south up, has a sense of effervescence in the Aegean Islands, and seems more approachable without its top-heaviness. The sinuosity of the Carpathian Range is breached at its point of greatest flexure by the Danube’s Iron Gate Gorge. The ridges and valleys of Moldova and the Ukraine are unique in terms of drainage character. Turkish uplands stand simple relative to those of Greece and its Balkan neighbors. And flatness is close to absolute on the Hungarian Plain. This piece was designed in the mindset of a Russian sailor whose home port is Odessa.