Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's Moscow, baby!

Here are some photos from our trip to the Red Square area last night. We took the metro from our apt. in the Begovaya neighorhood to the Revolution Square stop, which is right near the Kremlin. The metro is very clean and efficient, and the stations--especially the older ones near the city center--are quite elaborate. The subway trains themselves seem a bit old--definitely Soviet era--but they have quite a smooth ride. People were not nearly as pushy or elbow-y as we'd been warned.

We hung around Red Square, taking some shots, then crossed the bridge near the Kremlin just in time to see the sun setting over the golden domes of the Kremlin's many cathedrals. What a sight!

It's hard to describe Moscow in a few words. We explored a few neighborhoods later on last night, and some of them reminded us of London's Picadilly Circus, others reminded us of Rome, and others, esp. near Red Square, were just ... Moscow. This is a city like no other ... part European, part Asian. There is a lot of prosperity here, but also a huge amount of disorganization (the street traffic!). Construction cranes are everywhere. It's too much to describe in just one post. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so enjoy the ones we've posted here. More to follow.


Anonymous said...

Moscow seems quite fantastic for sure! I am glad that you are seeing the city. Take care, and have a safe trip back


Anonymous said...

Oh Kim, Andrey is adorable! What a little sweetie. I am so happy for both of you! Have a safe trip back. Can't wait to hear more.

Beth and Fred