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Moscow in winter
« on: January 14, 2009, 12:47:42 AM »
I've been meaning to post some photos on this site for a while, so here are some from the New Year / Christmas week in Moscow.

(click the images for bigger versions on Flickr)


The Kremlin seen from across the river.


Ice-skating in Gorky Park (Парк Горького).


Entrance to Gorky Park (Парк Горького).


Sculptures in the sculpture park next to the Tretyakov Gallery (Государственная Третьяковская Галерея).


Moscow Art Theatre (Московский Художественный Академический Театр).


Luxury shops in Tretyakov Drive (Третьяковский проезд).


One of the KGB buildings in the infamous Lubyanka Square (Лубянская площадь).


Gum (Гум) shopping centre on Red Square (Красная площадь).


Kremlin walls on the edge of Red Square (Красная площадь).


Ice on the window when it was -18 degrees last week.


Park Pobedy (Парк Победы) Metro station.


St George's Church in Victory Park (Парк Победы).



War Museum in Victory Park (Парк Победы).



Tanks in Victory Park (Парк Победы).


Triumphal Arch on Poklonnaya Hill (Поклонная гора) commemorating the victory over Napoleon.


Barvikha Luxury Village.

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 01:19:07 AM »
Great pictures :)
Thanks for sharing.

 It goes to show how Moskva has gained the title as one of the most beautiful and expensive cities in the world.

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 02:18:40 AM »
Wow, great pictures, MrMann  :THUB: :)

They are really making me miss Moscow.

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One of the KGB buildings in the infamous Lubyanka Square (Лубянская площадь).

I took a picture of the same building on my first trip to Moscow and was quickly asked to delete it from my camera by some militia guy, who then told me to enjoy the rest of my stay in Moscow (he was a nice guy just doing his job). I still have no idea where he appeared from, lol.


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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 02:21:19 AM »
Yeah, I had read about people being stopped from taking photos, so we ran into the square, took a photo, then ran out again. Stealth photography :)

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 08:30:59 AM »
Very nice, thanks for sharing!  I used to live near Поклонная гора and have spent many an evening enjoying Victory Park.  From the first time I was hooked. It is so impressive in evening when the park literally changes colours as the fountains turn red to represent all the blood which flowed as a result of the Great Patriotic War.

Mr McMann, I am going to put a link to this thread from the Russian culture pages about Victory Park so that readers can also enjoy your posts here.

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 06:34:58 PM »
Great Pics - wonder how biz is at the ferrari-maserati dealer and who owns it?

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 12:06:00 AM »
Barvikha Luxury Village itself is directly owned by a small group of investors, and I believe that includes the Ferrari-Maserati dealership. I think my girlfriend said that they had lost the Ferrari franchise to another location in Moscow though.

She also said that before Christmas there were lots of Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis in the car park underneath (where they store what can't be displayed in the showrooms), but these have all gone now having presumably been moved upstairs and sold over the festive period.

There was a McLaren Mercedes down there when we visited last week - complete with 3 security guards sitting in front of it. Plus a Ferrari 250 GT and a Jaguar XK120.

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 02:48:31 AM »
We went back to Victory Park again this weekend in search of more tanks :)

I wish I had my digital SLR with me........


War Museum in Victory Park (Парк победы)


building on the edge of Victory Park (Парк победы)




tanks in Victory Park (Парк победы)






War Museum and sculpture in Victory Park (Парк победы)


Police horses in Victory Park (Парк победы)


view of tower blocks from Victory Park (Парк победы)


St George's Church in Victory Park (Храм Георгия Победоносца, Парк победы)


St George's Church in Victory Park (Храм Георгия Победоносца, Парк победы)


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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 10:01:15 AM »
More great pictures MrMann. I love the gifs  :chuckle:

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 11:21:12 AM »
I like those too!  Very cool.

Did you see any of the refreshment vendor areas?  It always seems so odd at such a park to have the canopies over seating areas sporting the Coca Cola logo!

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 10:11:56 PM »
MrMann, is that actually you who jumps on the tank? ;)
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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2009, 01:11:27 AM »
Did you see any of the refreshment vendor areas?  It always seems so odd at such a park to have the canopies over seating areas sporting the Coca Cola logo!

I don't think I would describe it as odd as you see Coca Cola logos all over the world, but I know what you mean.

That day is probably the only time I've been happy to get warm apple juice from a street vendor! :)

And Belle, it is me on the tank, yes. Looking back I don't think I could ever have predicted that one day I would be standing on a tank in Moscow!

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 05:30:27 AM »
Went on a mini-tour of Vysotki (Stalin's skyscrapers) this weekend in a Lada Niva 4x4 - as cold inside as it was outside :)

Saturday





Red Gates Administrative Building, formerly the Soviet Ministry of Heavy Industry (Высотное здание на площади Красных Ворот)



plaque and statue commemorating the poet Mikhail Lermontov (Михаил Лермонтов)


Quite chilly - it dropped another 7 degrees on Sunday


the Lubyanka building (KGB headquarters - Лубянская)


Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel (Гостиница Ленинградская)

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Kotelnicheskaya Embankment (Котельническая Набережная)


church on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment




Moskva River at the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009, 09:04:02 PM »
Curious - what ever became of the US Embassy that had so many bugs embedded (Electronic Monitoring) that the US Abandoned it???


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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2009, 06:33:09 AM »
If I remember correctly, I believe it was demolished.

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2009, 07:08:38 AM »
so beautiful

thank you for sharing

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2013, 03:25:04 AM »
Всем с Новым Годом!

Part 4 in a very occasional series!

Were back in Moscow for New Year and Russian Christmas, and yesterday we went for a New Year wander in the local area (Tagansky District).


Happy New Year sign outside my girlfriend's Mum's apartment


Church of Sergius of Radonezh (Церковь Сергия Радонежского)


Church of Pope Martin I (Церковь Святого Мартина Исповедника)


A rather severe blockage


It's not especially cold but there's still plenty of ice around



Stanislavsky Factory, an old textile factory converted into a theatre and offices - http://www.mcaslan.co.uk/projects/stanislavsky-factory


Stanislavsky Factory


Beregun - surely the most glamorous residential water meter shop anywhere!

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Re: Moscow in winter
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2013, 06:22:13 AM »
I like Moscow in winter . Seems like this weather of year is exactly for Moscow .


 

 

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