fountain near Novokuznetskaya Metro at it's full glory
lots of chess stands set up near the Metro on this day of festivities
old men set up for another game of outdoor chess
big festival to unveil the Pyatintzskaya pedestrian walkway
street stall on the former car street turned pedestrian mall
many people all over dressed in clothes of the 'Golden Age' of Russia, late 19th century style
touring one of the many churches in the area
inside the Orthodox church
more ladies dressed in their traditional clothes
stalls featured people of all walks of life dressed in old-school clothes, with old cars around as well!
live bands playing in the streets
scenes from the festival
boys dressed as old-school soldiers joyfully parade down the street
these guys were awesome!
colourfully dressed ladies jumping rope in the street
the street still looks like it's for cars, presumably the lanes will be replaced soon...
traditional Russian tea
inside another big Orthodox church
cute shelter at the entrance of his theatre, an 'umbrella' over it
what the ladies of old Tsarist Russia looked like during the Golden Age
scene of a nurse tending to a wounded soldier
with old-style medicines
nurses and soldiers of the pre-USSR Russia
the Russian nurse
and the wounded soldier
this guy shows the girl how to work some old instruments
stylish clothes and umbrella!
enthusiastic drummer with an immortal neck-beard enjoys himself during this live performance
the portly boy soldier jokes with his friends
dancing in the streets!
the skipping girls in action
The Village People (not really) make an appearance!
procession going on outside the impressive St. Clement's Church
a little girl enjoys a gypsy performance
me and Masha outside the good ol' Moo Moo
crossing the Moscow River... good to be home!
fake trees filled with love locks on the bridge to Bolotny Island
late-afternoon traffic on the river banks beside the Kremlin
an electric cloudy sunset on Arbat Street
street performances not only limited to Novokuzinetskaya
beautiful sunset outside Kurskaya train station
the big train station at late sunset
me and Yana having some beer and lunch
area around my new flat, near Polezhaevskaya on the purple line... nice to live a little closer to the city center, and a lot closer to the riverfront!
my walk to the river is about 2km, takes about a half hour from my new flat
big park in my new 'hood
walking around my new area of town
construction crew finishing another new skyscraper on Marshana Zhurova, which is totally lined with them
I get to this awesome bridge, time to cross the river