Saturday, 11 August 2007

Sokol village



There is a piece of rural life in the north-west part of Moscow called Sokol village. It's also known as Artists' village amonst residents, although few artists lived here. But for some reason all the streets in this block are named after famous Russian artists, that is why the village is Artists'.
It was build in 1923-1931, during NEP (New Economical Policy) time, beyond the city line, and provided home for scientists, teachers, doctors and so on. The village consists of 114 houses, and every one of them is unique. Moreover, every street is planted with peculiar kind of trees - one with lindens, another with ash and so on.
I used to come here often while being a student; these quiet streets are perfect place for secluded meditation.

P.S. Another version on my extension site.

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