I am back from a short Moscow trip with some images which I took for you.
The quality of images is not that good, but I think you will get an impression of how it is like in Moscow in November – cold, pretty nasty and windy, but still enjoyable :).
It was getting dark rather early, and I was mostly outside during late afternoon, therefore most of the images look like taken at night. In fact it was a daytime (from 3 till 6 p.m.).
Are you from Moscow or you were there on business?
I am not from Moscow, but my parents live there now. So I was visiting them privately. Although I had some business meetings we well 🙂
nice pics 😀
Great pics.. thanks for sharing axinia! 🙂
The pictures are lovely! 🙂 The architecture looks cool, but the weather seems to give the place a cold and unhappy look at this time of the year 😐
What’s Stalin’s communist relic (the red star) still doing at the top of the Kremlin 😕
There is nothing wrong with the stars, it’s a part of the history and has never been associated with Stalin.
It is beautiful as it is and I never heard anybody willing to replace it with any thing else.
Architecturally and aesthetically, the lit star does look beautiful and I guess it’s a good thing to leave it there 🙂
But I thought it was Stalin who replaced the old relics of the feudal Tsarist regime in the Kremlin with symbols of the Soviet state 😐
I think the powers that be have left the star untouched for reasons more than architecture and aesthetics, though 😉 Perhaps, it serves as a subtle reminder to the Russian people about the power structure at present and the direction Russia is going to take in the future 😐
may be…but the land is full of such reminders, my fried! You cannot remover everything, right? Most of the arcitecture was done at soviet time, so shall they destroy everything?
Certainly not! 🙂 That would mean committing the same mistakes as the ones that were replaced 😐
But as the saying goes, “The more things seem to change, the more they remain the same.” 😉
where has “sport is not healthy” gone? i need that post and the links in it for my job, it was excellent, cant find it anymore~
thank you for these magical pics~
radha, it was on old post, I made it to “sticky” post for some days only. it is normally here:
My fav pic was that of the Cosmonaut …very nostalgic 🙂
Liebe Axinia! Danke für die großartigen Fotos! Ein Grund mehr, mich auf die Reise Moskau-St.Petersburg im Juni 2010 zu freuen.
Herzliche Grüße von Draupadi.
Love the variety and seeing these images through your eyes – a place I will not get to go and now you’ve delivered a genuine sense of it – powerful and authentic capture in mage to me.
thank you, jpenstroke, I am glad I could bring Russia a bit closer to you 🙂
Hey Axinia, Lovely pictures as ever – I do not know if the country is as beautiful or if photography enhances the beauty.
P.S.: MY studies are keeping me away from internet – well, at least focussed on facebook. Hoping to spend more time henceforth.