Category: Moscow

Little bits of Moscow from this past weekend. The weather was…

Little bits of Moscow from this past weekend. The weather was fantastic, and there’s a flower/landscaping festival going on in the city so a lot of squares and boulevards have temporary decorations installed. There are flower beds, ivy walls, wild flowers and grasses, even forest trees. I was very pleased to see many bees and bumblebees working there. On Tretyakovskaya Square near the Red Square, there’s a wooden market (named Yalta after the Crimea town) with exquisite carved decorations reminiscent of the South. The market sells jams, honeys, ice cream and berry teas, and there’s jazz playing over the speakers. That’s the Moscow I love. ❤

I was in Moscow for the weekend and I had a chance to look at…

I was in Moscow for the weekend and I had a chance to look at one of my favourite metro stations – Chistye Prudy (it was called Kirovskaya in the USSR). It was built in 1935, and it’s just so pretty. I love how they recreated the old style METRO sign on the roof!

Exit from the Chilren’s World (a huge toy store in Moscow) to…

Exit from the Chilren’s World (a huge toy store in Moscow) to Dzerzhinky Square (Lubyanka), 1970s.

Gorky Street in Moscow (1977)

Gorky Street in Moscow (1977)

Revolution Square in Moscow (1971)

Revolution Square in Moscow (1971)

Komsomolskaya metro station in Moscow (1954)

Komsomolskaya metro station in Moscow (1954)

Central Market on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, Moscow (1960)

Central Market on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, Moscow (1960)

Vintage ads. Gorky park in Moscow, summer 1935.

Vintage ads. Gorky park in Moscow, summer 1935.

Moscow 1956

Moscow 1956

Sverdlov Square (Theater Square) in Moscow, 1947. Photo by B….

Sverdlov Square (Theater Square) in Moscow, 1947. Photo by B. Ignatovich.