Nahimoskij Prospekt metro station. The metro station near
the place where I am living. It's a young line in compare to
for example the red line of the Moscow metro. It came into
service in the start of the 1980s. The metro trains have 8 carriages
and runs up to a speed of 90 km/h.
The Red Square, there shouldn't be taken any effort to
explain it. But I will do a little anyway; to the right is
the Kremlin with it's 8 meter high walls. Many relatively
big cities in Russia from before the revolution has their
own kremlin - which means citadel. In front of the
Kremlin you can see Lenins mausoleum which was built after
his death. On the left the would famous Vasilij cathedral is
To the right on The Red Square seen from the cathedral you
will find the fashionable shopping center GUM which was
built during the years 1888-93. Only high ranked people in
the Soviet Union could buy things there, today everybody can
go there, but it is expensive! Like Harrots
Here again the Vasilij cathedral in a closer shot.
The history states that Ivan the Terrible punched
out the architects eyes so he would never create
anything as marvelous as this again. It is almost
restored on the picture after it has been almost
totally covered with reconstruction works.
Here is my view of the windows of the kitchen where I am
living. If you look carefully after you can see the main
building of the Moscow State University. It is a typical
suburb area in Moscow; a lot of apartment blocks. The area
here was a bit special because a police academy was situated
nearby - so there was constant many policemen in the area.
Me taking a work with Marina in the Victory Park. As you can
see there was a lot of snow that day, but what you can't see
is that it was extremely cold too. Around minus 14 C as I can
remember. The obelisk you can see behind me is 142 meters
tall - things have to be big in Russia!
Here the mighty square of the Victory Park can be seen. Note
the worker and the truck removing snow in the background.
The paradox is that there's no people here but apparently
snow is prohibited too, but in the center you can find tons
of people and a lot of unremoved snow. Prestige!