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Offline clancyhound

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Florist in Moscow ?
« on: August 11, 2010, 08:14:58 AM »
Can anyone suggest a reputable Florist in Moscow?

I am staying at a Metropol, prefer something close, or a shop who can deliver.  Need them delivered by 0500 if I don’t pick them up personally.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 08:57:58 AM »
I suggest the easiest thing to do is head to your nearest Metro on the day you need the flowers. There are sure to be several florists in and around the Metro. Russians love flowers so there are plenty of places to buy. I must pass at least 6 florists on my way to work every morning. I think flowers are the easiest thing to find in Moscow.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 11:14:08 AM »
TY for the reply.



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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 01:14:55 PM »
Another option besides the little stands that are selling flowers will be the babushkas who setup shop around the metro, but this is a seasonal affair.  Like Kerouac mentioned, finding flowers in Moscow will not be difficult as the staff at the hotel will also be able to point out where the nearest flower stand is located.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 04:08:50 PM »

I am staying at a Metropol, prefer something close, or a shop who can deliver. 

Need them delivered by 0500 if I don’t pick them up personally.


Kerouac, skiingandrunning, you really expect a guy who will stay at Metropol (!!!) to do such a disgraceful action as leaving the airconditionned and security watched hotel at 5 in the morning, moving his noble feet for about 300 meters to the nearest subway crossing and buying the flowers from the kiosk:ROFL:

It's obvious he's a 5* type who's used to florists and deliveries...  (:)
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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010, 04:31:52 PM »
No Olga, more the type of guy who never visited Moscow before and is making sure that he knows what needs to be done to get flowers.
So I ask a question, I thought that’s what these forums were for.

Ya see, I’m American and if I wanted to go out in my home town of Chicago and buy flowers at 0500, there is nowhere to buy them.

I hope one day you are able to visit Chicago and I can answer your questions with such sarcasm.

Ok - I’m staying at the biggest dump in Moscow - is that better?

And my house in America is always at 67 F – because I’m American and I like it. (thats right I said Fahrenheit  not Celcius)
If you like to boil, that’s your choice.

Some of you people physco-analyse to death, it gets old.
But it’s fun to watch the dis-function. 

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 04:56:13 PM »
And my house in America is always at 67 F – because I’m American and I like it. (thats right I said Fahrenheit  not Celcius)

That's 19.5 Celsius for the rest of us.  :chuckle:

Russian women will love your house being so warm.  :nod:

I am opening windows at that temperature.............

I was in Russia recently at 37c (98ish in f). I almost evaporated.
please tell me where I'm being / have been 'dishonest'? 
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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 05:11:27 PM »
And my house in America is always at 67 F – because I’m American and I like it. (thats right I said Fahrenheit  not Celcius)



Russian women will love your house being so warm.  :nod:

lol - Thanks Manny

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 04:21:28 AM »
No Olga, more the type of guy who never visited Moscow before and is making sure that he knows what needs to be done to get flowers.
So I ask a question, I thought that’s what these forums were for.

Ya see, I’m American and if I wanted to go out in my home town of Chicago and buy flowers at 0500, there is nowhere to buy them.

I hope one day you are able to visit Chicago and I can answer your questions with such sarcasm.

Ok - I’m staying at the biggest dump in Moscow - is that better?

And my house in America is always at 67 F – because I’m American and I like it. (thats right I said Fahrenheit  not Celcius)
If you like to boil, that’s your choice.

Some of you people physco-analyse to death, it gets old.
But it’s fun to watch the dis-function. 

lol


At the risk of psycho analyzing your post I was going to ask why at 5am? My guess is your lady's train gets in at that time, or there abouts. While there are a lot of places to get flowers, at 5am it might be a problem. The train station will be the best possibility at that time, but no guarantee.

Moscow's a 24 hr city but that's mostly for partying :smokin:. There are some 24hr florist, but they're few and far between.

If you have more time I can tell you where to go where they have the best selection/quality and price. Very easy to find, even for a rookie like yourself. Less than an hour roundtrip from the "sh**hole" you're staying at :chuckle:  :).

Actually The Metropol is very nice and located right across the street from The Bolshoi. ;D 

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 05:36:15 AM »
chivo

Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated.   

You are correct, her flight into Domodedovo is scheduled to arrive at 0740. If I’m able to secure the flowers at 0500 ish, this leaves plenty of time to get to the airport and not have to race against the clock, I would imagine that the traffic in Moscow will be like any major city, the earlier I leave the better, morning traffic can be very difficult.

You also hit the other nail on the head - we are going to the Bolshoi, the hotel location is ideal - it is the reason it was chosen.

I’ll send a PM to inquire as to where the shop you mention is located.

If I can be of any assistance to you at any time, please do not hesitate to make contact, I will do my best to be helpful.

Thank You for your time.



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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 07:41:44 AM »
Clancyhound, both of you will love the Bolshoi!

Good luck on the meeting and hope you meet your timelines successfully.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 09:24:09 AM »

You are correct, her flight into Domodedovo is scheduled to arrive at 07:40. If I’m able to secure the flowers at 05:00 ish, this leaves plenty of time to get to the airport and not have to race against the clock,


Then why not buying flowers directly at the airport?  ???

http://www.domodedovo.ru/ru/main/shopping/2/

As to the choice and design, maybe the airport is not the best place in Moscow to buy flowers - but I doubt they have anything better in Chelyabinsk anyway...


I would imagine that the traffic in Moscow will be like any major city, the earlier I leave the better, morning traffic can be very difficult.


I am not sure about any other major cities, but in Moscow morning traffic is directed FROM suburbs INTO the center. You will be going FROM the center OUTSIDE of the city. Approx. 50 minutes drive; 1 hour 30 max.


You also hit the other nail on the head - we are going to the Bolshoi, the hotel location is ideal - it is the reason it was chosen.


I presume you're going to see the Bolshoi's troupe performing in another building?  :innocent: Because Bolshoi is closed for renovation till somewhere in 2011...  (:)

http://www.bolshoi.ru/ru/theatre/reconstruction/
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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 10:22:19 AM »

Then why not buying flowers directly at the airport?  ???

http://www.domodedovo.ru/ru/main/shopping/2/

As to the choice and design, maybe the airport is not the best place in Moscow to buy flowers - but I doubt they have anything better in Chelyabinsk or Ufa anyway...

Perfect - The information I need. Thank You


I am not sure about any other major cities, but in Moscow morning traffic is directed FROM suburbs INTO the center. You will be going FROM the center OUTSIDE of the city. Approx. 50 minutes drive; 1 hour 30 max.


The worst thing I could do is presume anything with traffic.

Thanks Again for information - it is much appreciated.



I presume you're going to see the Bloshoi's troupe performing in another building?  :innocent: Because Bolshoi is closed for renovation till somewhere in 2011...  (:)

http://www.bolshoi.ru/ru/theatre/reconstruction/

Where ever they are preforming, I have no question that it will be amazing. I was impressed with the Opera in Chelyabinsk, this should be even grander, where ever it may be.

Looks like another trip will have to be planned fir 2011, actually very good news.

The renovated Bolshoi and a MIG-29 flight in Nizhny Novgorodshould make the 2nd trip interesting.

But really, the Bolshoi, the Kremlin is just a backdrop, I look most forward to spending time with the most interesting women I have met in many many many years.

Again Olga - Thank You for the information - it is most helpful.

Wishing you the best.

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 10:35:57 AM »
Clancyhound, both of you will love the Bolshoi!

Good luck on the meeting and hope you meet your timelines successfully.

mendeleyev

Your tour of the Kremlin post here in RUA will make our touring of the area intersting, she has been to Moscow, I think the information in your tour post  will allow her to see the Kremlin with a new eye. 
Sometimes the ordinary becomes bland if not looked at with a new eye.

I'm not particularly impressed with Chicago, but having lived here for many years, it can become "ordinary", you can appreciate a city's beauty and history when you have guests and you can see it in a new light. You can once again see the history and beauty in the ordinary.

Your posts on touring Moscow are the most detailed and knowledgeable posts that can be found anywhere.

Your time put into these is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Florist in Moscow ?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010, 04:12:02 PM »
Thank you.  :)

Olga is right that the original Bolshoi is still closed, possibly even to 2013 for re-opening. Seems that the Soviet era renovations did more damage than originally thought, undermining the foundation strength by about 75%, so more time will be needed.

However the "New Stage" of the Bolshoi, at the same complex, is hosting events and some are also being held in the Kremlin terrority at the Kremlin Palace & Palace of Congresses at the Kremlin.


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The Bolshoi "New Stage" is closed until 14 September when performances begin with the limited 6 day world premier of "Creation 10" of which tickets may already be sold out--none seem to be available now thru the theatre box office. However, you might try this link as they seem to have tickets: http://www.bolshoimoscow.com/index.html?sid=B8o3D86QQ37zK1e8R21G&perfomance=2808&page=catalog&play_date_from=01-Sep-2010&play_date_to=30-Sep-2010&playbills=12742

I don't know much about that link, so investigate before purchasing.

On 22 September, production of "Esmeralda" begins and at this point tickets are available at the box office. September also promises two days of "Swan Lake" and then "Boris Godunov" which would be fantastic for some interesting Russian history!

Here is the box office link in English: http://www.bolshoi.ru/en/buy/box-office/