Travel Blogs from Moscow
... accomplish. Coline and Cecile had a sandwich and schwarma, respectively. We sat near the lookout point, enjoying our on-the-go lunch, and asking Victoria all the questions we had about Russian culture and history. She shared with us several stories about growing up under the communist regime and during the later part of the cold war. As a child she would have nightmares about the Americans dropping a nuclear bomb on them, which I found ironic given the number of American children ...
... Stalin didn’t like churches. He ordered it destroyed in 1936 in favor of another pointless Party office building. After the Soviet collapse, it was the first church re-built,1993, based on the documentation from 1932.
The Gum Department store on the long East side is great architecture, 724 feet long, a dominating backdrop. It is now a full blown capitalist shopping mall – 150 stores including Gucci, Zara, Armani, Guess, Swatch, and Burberry. It ...
Gorky's park was next and was a nice retreat away from the bustling city centre. We chilled here for a while eating fresh fruit sitting on massive beanbags. Once energy was restored we walked to The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and then over to the old Arbat street which was one of the first streets in Moscow. By now we were pretty exhausted so headed back on the metro. Moscow metro system is by far one of the hardest ...
... surprised, the attendant or me. At least I gave a bunch of folks a good morning laugh.
I realized I had lots of time, and got off the train at almost every station to look. I am so sorry my camera does not focus!! I apologize. Our head designer at SAGE (David Buck) had primed me for Moscow. One of the things he mentioned was that certain stations have bronze statues, and where there is a dog, folks will rub its nose for good luck. Wow. You should ...
... were their feathers. Moral: to get a compliment, you must give one. There was also a bas-relief of a wolf and a lamb. Not sure what the moral was here because the wolf looked about ready to pounce on the lamb. It had its mouth open, teeth showing and looking very evil and wolf like. The lamb looked terrified. Seemed pretty normal and not much on moralizing on this one. Didn’t get ...
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