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Sunday, July 31, 2011

SUMMER MEANT OPEN CARS.

Onion Domes and Brick Buildings

 
 

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via Moscow Daily Photo by Ashira on 7/30/11

Brick buildings, apartment blocks, an overly large Mercedes-Benz logo which sits atop one of the apartment blocks, a star from one of the Kremlin towers, and the ubiquitous onion domes of the Kremlin churches - must be Moscow!
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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Into the Sun

 
 

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via Moscow Daily Photo by Irina on 7/30/11


I like to make "the standing-in front of-the-sun" shots. I know they look the same and not professional. And being the amateur photographer I never know how the shot will turn out, it is always the adventure for me. The problem happens when amateur decides that the photo is worth sharing))).

The first photo shows the contours of business center constructed in the beginning of 21st century. 
The second photo was made in the beginning of last summer and shows the site in normal daylight. In 2010 it was rather grey day and the lady in swimming suit was inviting to go to Egypt for vacations..

I have recently found out that the tower in these photos was nicknamed by anonymous people living around. They call it "Canis'(dog's) .." (well, switch on your imagination and knowledge of sharp English words).
It is amazing how exact and sensible can be the street language. Everything is here: attitude to modern Moscow architecture, humor, satire, bitterness.

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New Arbat Street

 
 

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via Moscow Daily Photo by Ashira on 7/30/11

Looking down New Arbat Street. The large buildings are apartment blocks, and they line nearly the entire street! The views from the tops must be amazing, from there you can see nearly half the city. I've never been up there, but I've seen pictures taken from the top floors and even the roof - simply breathtaking.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE (and NORTH SIDE)












LAKE QUINSIGAMOND PARK (Indian name, anyway)



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SUMMER DAY, IN THE PARK, IT'S GETTING NEAR THE END OF JULY



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Red House

 
 

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via Moscow Daily Photo by Irina on 7/28/11


The building of the Abrikosov family, constructed in 1905. The architect Shnaubert followed the rules of  art nuveau here. And I see the glimpses of Gaudi's art in Barcelona in the details of the building.

The Abrikosov were the founders and developers of confectionery factory which was nationalized in 1918 and named after local communist functionary Babaev. Babaevsky chocolate was one of the best in Moscow. Now all Moscow confectinery factories are unted and have one management.

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OLD UNION DEPOT, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS (C.1900)



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Something Hidden

 
 

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via Moscow Daily Photo by Ashira on 7/27/11

I've been sorting through all the photos I took in Moscow, and came across this one from March 2010. 
I really wonder where that door used to lead to? Was it a gate, leading to a courtyard? Or was it part of a building that no longer exists? Or...? We'll never know...
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