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... 1500, Bube and Bleasdale aren't here. Watching the 1500 was odd. They started the other side of the track, so it was easier to flick eyes up to the screen to actually see them go. I'd watch the real thing first but because there's a time delay between reality and screen it looked a very slow start. Gun goes, eyes flick to the screen, they stand still for a second, then start running. Then my day took an interesting turn. My getting an 'IAAF family' pass to everywhere that ...
... the art at each and every stop. St. Basils - As beautiful as you'd expect, outside and inside
Izmailovsky Market - A very strange place; a wooden roofed market behind a fake castle. Lots of tourist tat and Soviet souvenirs.
The Red Square
Bish managed to have a few drinks with an ex Springfield colleague
A crazy "themed" restaurant Next step - 4days, 5nights on the train to ...
... sauce. My favorite thing was an egg and veggie cake. Marty ordered a Tuborg beer, and when it came, it was Tuborg black. It was absolutely delicious. And the company was interesting and convivial.
Enjoying our adventure, we came back to our room, and Marty went online and made reservations for a Georgian restaurant for dinner. An article in the NY Times said that Georgian food is to Russians as Mexican is to Americans--they love it, and ...
... that marble was used in them and that the stations be impressive (he was always trying to impress any foreign visitors and dignitaries that happened into Moscow). So the Metro station is thanks to Stalin. He also insisted that the stations be prepared as bomb shelters if necessary and this particular station had a bomb door. Milana had photos of one time when it was indeed used as a ...
... toward the Arbat District to enjoy the more bohemian side of Moscow's history. I spent two hours admiring the artwork on stalls, checking out the tacky souvenir stores and sipping coffee in a hole in the wall cafe before heading back to the hotel.
After an exhausting walk back to the hotel, I had a long hot bath to soothe my aching muscles then headed down to the bar for several beers and some lovely dim sum.
I slept well that night.