Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday in Moscow

The statue of Pavel Tretyakov, in front of the gallery with the largest collection of Russian art in the world - painting, sculpgure, and rooms & rooms filled with Russian icons.

Looking at the Kremlin from across the Moskva river. A scene from inside the GUM Mall (who says capitalism has not reached Russia).

Scenes from the Moscow Metro, with each station looking like a mini gallery - with sculptures, art deco lighting, and remnants of the Soviet Union. First and foremost, the metro is a defensive tool against nuculear attack. Each station contains large steel doors and the network has the capacity to support 1 million people for a month. Trains can take Moscovites up to 100 KM outside of the city.