fountain near Novokuznetskaya Metro at it's full glory

fountain near Novokuznetskaya Metro at it's full glory

lots of chess stands set up near the Metro on this day of festivities

lots of chess stands set up near the Metro on this day of festivities

old men set up for another game of outdoor chess

old men set up for another game of outdoor chess

big festival to unveil the Pyatintzskaya pedestrian walkway

big festival to unveil the Pyatintzskaya pedestrian walkway

street stall on the former car street turned pedestrian mall

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

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

touring one of the many churches in the area

inside the Orthodox church

inside the Orthodox church

more ladies dressed in their traditional clothes

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!

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

live bands playing in the streets

scenes from the festival

scenes from the festival

boys dressed as old-school soldiers joyfully parade down the street

boys dressed as old-school soldiers joyfully parade down the street

these guys were awesome!

these guys were awesome!

colourfully dressed ladies jumping rope in the street

colourfully dressed ladies jumping rope in the street

the street still looks like it's for cars, presumably the lanes will be replaced soon...

the street still looks like it's for cars, presumably the lanes will be replaced soon...

traditional Russian tea

traditional Russian tea

inside another big Orthodox church

inside another big Orthodox church

cute shelter at the entrance of his theatre, an 'umbrella' over it

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

what the ladies of old Tsarist Russia looked like during the Golden Age

scene of a nurse tending to a wounded soldier

scene of a nurse tending to a wounded soldier

with old-style medicines

with old-style medicines

nurses and soldiers of the pre-USSR Russia

nurses and soldiers of the pre-USSR Russia

the Russian nurse

the Russian nurse

and the wounded soldier

and the wounded soldier

street performances

street performances

this guy shows the girl how to work some old instruments

this guy shows the girl how to work some old instruments

stylish clothes and umbrella!

stylish clothes and umbrella!

enthusiastic drummer with an immortal neck-beard enjoys himself during this live performance

enthusiastic drummer with an immortal neck-beard enjoys himself during this live performance

the portly boy soldier jokes with his friends

the portly boy soldier jokes with his friends

dancing in the streets!

dancing in the streets!

the skipping girls in action

the skipping girls in action

The Village People (not really) make an appearance!

The Village People (not really) make an appearance!

procession going on outside the impressive St. Clement's Church

procession going on outside the impressive St. Clement's Church

a little girl enjoys a gypsy performance

a little girl enjoys a gypsy performance

me and Masha outside the good ol' Moo Moo

me and Masha outside the good ol' Moo Moo

crossing the Moscow River... good to be home!

crossing the Moscow River... good to be home!

fake trees filled with love locks on the bridge to Bolotny Island

fake trees filled with love locks on the bridge to Bolotny Island

late-afternoon traffic on the river banks beside the Kremlin

late-afternoon traffic on the river banks beside the Kremlin

an electric cloudy sunset on Arbat Street

an electric cloudy sunset on Arbat Street

street performances not only limited to Novokuzinetskaya

street performances not only limited to Novokuzinetskaya

beautiful sunset outside Kurskaya train station

beautiful sunset outside Kurskaya train station

the big train station at late sunset

the big train station at late sunset

me and Yana having some beer and lunch

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!

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

my walk to the river is about 2km, takes about a half hour from my new flat

big park in my new 'hood

big park in my new 'hood

walking around my new area of town

walking around my new area of town

construction crew finishing another new skyscraper on Marshana Zhurova, which is totally lined with them

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

I get to this awesome bridge, time to cross the river

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