Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Moscow
The Heart of Russia

May 3, 2018, 53 pictures

Most images are approximately 768 x 1024 pixels in size. Numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files.

Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2018.


 

Novorjazanskaya Street Appartment


 


 
40008. Breakfast for three: oatmeal with fruit, tea, biscuits


 

 


 
40009. Waking up


 

 

Morning Trip to the Downtown


 


 
40010. Čistye prudy - view of the monument to Alexander Griboyedov, against the sun


 

 


 
40012. A pair sitting below one of the flowering Japanese plum tree resembling artificial trees along the southern rim of the Lubyanka square


 

 


 
40013. Matryoshka dolls on display in a gift shop


 

 


 
40014. View of the entrance to the Kazan Cathedral, in the corner of the Red Square, ...


 

 


 
40015. ... and of its interior


 

 


 
40017. View down the Red Square, basking in the bright sunlight


 

 


 
40011. Visitors on the Red Square, in front of St. Basil's Cathedral


 

 


 
40018. View of the cathedral from the southwest


 

 

Around Kremlin to Bolšoj and the State Library


 


 
40019. View of the southern wing of the Granovitaya Palace across the Kremlin wall


 

 


 
40020. Borovitskaya Tower


 

 


 
40021. View of Bolšoj Theatre, from the Theatre Square


 

 


 
40031. Monumental entrance to the Russian State Library (Leninka)


 

 


 
40027. View down the Marble Staircase


 

 


 
40028. Study hall in the southeastern corner of the main building


 

 


 
40029. Bottom-up view of the wooden side staircase


 

 


 
40030. A chandelier - shades of white and gold


 

 


 
40022. Москвичка - lady resident of Moscow (no way to translate it with one word) - always elegant, this time all in white


 

 


 
40023. Monument to Prince Vladimir - view from the other side of the Borovitskaya Ploščad'


 

 

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour / ХХС - Храм Христа Спасителя


 


 
40037 - 40038. Panoramic view of the cathedral from the northwest


 

 


 
40039. Central dome from below


 

 


 
40041. The altar


 

 


 
40043. Church of the Transfiguration / Преображенская церковь in the lower floor


 

 


 
40044. Cathedral from Soymonovskij Proyezd with southwestern entrance / exit


 

 


 
40024. A little wooden church down the road to the river - Khram-Časovnya Deržavnaya Bogomateri


 

 


 
40048. Main cathedral entrance from the river side, seen from the Patriaršij Most bridge


 

 

Moskva River Side


 


 
40045. Small truck of the Mosvodokanal (Moscow Water Distribution, Sewage and Wastewater Company) - long name (Москва Водоснабжение Канализация) shortened in just 12 letters of a self-explaining abbreviation.


 

 


 
40025. Monument to Peter I, northwest view ...


 

 


 
40026. ... and the southwest view


 

 


 
40033. Small powerboat is speeding to the west, downstream


 

 


 
40035. Роза ветров / Wind Rose - a passenger boat sailing downstream, as seen from Patriaršij most footbridge


 

 


 
40036. View of Kremlin across the river, from the same bridge


 

 


 
40046. Sightseeing boats Селебрити / Celebrity ...


 

 


 
40047. ... and Мария / Mary, both passing by, downstream, seen from the northern river bank


 

 

Returning to Novorjazanskaya by Metro


 


 
40050. Lenin's mosaic at the Biblioteka im. Lenina Metro station


 

 


 
40051. In the subway car


 

 


 
40052. Smartphones are an obvious way to cut the commuting time.


 

 


 
40054. Красные ворота / Red Door Metro station ...


 

 


 
40056. ... when another train arrived, northbound.


 

 


 
40057. Hallway to an escalator ...


 

 


 
40058. ... and one more hallway ...


 

 


 
40059. ... to an escalator as we sleceted the wrong exit, to Mjasnitskaya ulitsa.


 

 


 
40060 - 40061. Red Gate Building on the northern side of Sadovaya-Spasskaya


 

 

Evening Trip to the Downtown


 


 
40063. Escalator exit


 

 


 
40064. Three girls - a friendly conversation in the subway car


 

 


 
40065. T-34 tank, the main war winning weapon of Russia in World War II, on Tverskaya Ulitsa (access road to the Red Square), seen with Hotel National in the background, during the rehearsal for the May 9 Victory Day parade.


 

 


 
40066. T-34 was followed by rocket-launching light vehicles and self-propelled howitzers.


 

 


 
40067. Bolšoj Theatre at night


 

 


 
40068. A large treble clef-form light on the opposite side of the street


 

 


 
40069. One more night shot of Nikolskaya Street


 

 


 
40074. An escalator at the northern exit of the Red Gate Metro station, with unobtrusive light spheres all along


 

 


 
40073. Elaborate round artistic ceiling decoration, again in all the shades of white, it exploits the available lighting to the full


 

 





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