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Monday 31 March 2008

Meeting string

We were waiting, and it came! Finally, spring is here! Those flowers (my dictionary states their name is foalfoot) are first messengers of real warmth. Their yellow heads show up before any grass hatch out, even before their own leaves are on the surface! In Russian this flower is called by what can be translated as 'mother-and-stepmother'. That's because of its leaves: soft and gentle on one side (like mother), they are rough and unpleasant on the other (like step-mother).

Anyway, foalfoots are the first flowers of Moscow spring, and I'm so glad to see them!

Thursday 27 March 2008

The Bike

This bike was parked by the entrance to my appartment building, and I found it rather attractive. So here you are.

Tuesday 25 March 2008

Sunday 23 March 2008


This is one more view from Moscow House of Music, this time it's Moscow-river.

Saturday 22 March 2008

Inside the Moscow House of Music

One more photo from Moscow House of Music - this time I'd like to show you a vestibule. As you can see, it's richly decorated: marble steps and columns, wooden banisters and so on.

Friday 21 March 2008

Music Hall

I went to the Moscow House of Music for organ concert so I took an opportunity to photograph this building from inside. Here you can see a music hall - the largest one.

Thursday 20 March 2008

Pipe Organ

This is a pipe organ in largest hall of Moscow House of Music.

Wednesday 19 March 2008

Novospassky monastry

This is one of the oldest moantries in Moscow - Novospassky, as it looks from Moscow House of Music.

Tuesday 18 March 2008

Bypass Channel

This is a business center on the bank of so called Bypass Channel which goes in parallel with Moscow-river from central to southern part of the city. It's rather narrow but presents a beautiful view with its arched bridges.

Monday 17 March 2008

Moscow Metro: Dinamo station

One more photo of Moscow metro. This is the platform in Dinamo station.

P.S. Another picture on my extension site.

Sunday 16 March 2008


That's the way we eat caviar: with bread and butter.

Saturday 15 March 2008

Moscow House of Music

This is a center of Perfomance Arts - a so called Moscow International House of Music. Built in 2002 on the riverside, it soon became one of the main cultural centers in Moscow. There are 3 music halls, a gallery, open-air amphitheater, recording studio, music store, restaurants and much more. Acoustics of music halls is perfect, and it's always a great pleasure to come for a concert over here.

Friday 14 March 2008

Sadovoe Koltso (Garden Ring)

It's been many years since last tree was removed from Garden Ring (there used to be friut gardens, really), and nowadays it is but one of the main transport arteria of the city - the inner circle road. This photo presents a little bit of its southern fragment.

Tuesday 11 March 2008

Arbat St.

Arbat is one of the oldest (and best known) Moscow streets. It began in XVth century as a kind of suburb not far from Kremlin, and there is an opinion that its name has Arabian roots meaning 'outside the town'. Though, there is another version stating that the word 'Arbat' comes from 'arba' (which in Turkic means cart) because there lived craftmen who made vehicles.

Anyway, nowadays Arbat is fully pedestrian; you can find here numerous street musicians, artists, speakers and all other kinds of public people. It's also very popular with tourists therefore dozens of dubious vendors would offer you every souvenir you dare buy.

Arbat has its charm, especially in the night when crowd leaves it for home and street lamps lead a way of occasional walker...

Monday 10 March 2008


I went to a theatre last night, and it was beautiful. The theatre is located in the famous Arbat street and named after its first curator, Yevgeniy Vakhtangov, who organized a group of student artists back in 1913. Since then it developed into one of the best Russian academical theatres, and I'm glad I can share with you a piece of its atmosphere.

P.S. Another picture on my extension site.

Saturday 8 March 2008

Women's Day

Too bad I couldn't post this photograph sooner! The blogspot service seemed to experience troubles today (and it never happened before in my memory) so this story is kind of late..

Anyway, today was a public holiday in Russia - so called International Women's Day. It's a fiest of spring and worship for Woman. This is the day when every female get a present and nearly everyone get flowers. And there is a special mood in the air on 8th of March.

I love this holiday.

P.S. A closer view on my extension site.

Wednesday 5 March 2008

The kind of veil in this picture is not fog but ia a severe snow-storm. We could hardly see anything 100 meters away!
Though, the blizzard was over in 10 minutes time and sun is shining now.

Monday 3 March 2008

Morning street

This street doesn'e lead to metro station and time is rather late for working morning (about 9:30 AM), so you can hardly meet many people on your way to the train station. Still, there are some.

Sunday 2 March 2008

Another example of street art, this time it's a real graffity. Unfortunately, there are too few such cute pieces of work as this one and even this was spoiled.

Saturday 1 March 2008

Theme Day: Graffity/Street Art

Today's theme is Graffity and Street Art. The photo I present is a kind of 'legal' street art: officials, tied of struggle with ugly garages, got them painted with colourful pictures. I guess it's a nice thing and it makes city brighter.

Don't forget to visit other participating cities:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,


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