You can see some unusual neighbors in this old Arbat lane: a house built in 21st century is a background for the church of 17th century.
Month: March 2016
There is a true preserve for Moscow manors near Arbat and Khamovniki. All these lovely houses looked poorly earlier, but after the reconstruction they are as good as new.
Some more pictures of the history and the present coexistence. Photos from thin lanes at the very heart of Moscow.
House number 24 at Bolshoy Afanasyevsky lane looks like ancient palace. It stands beyond the “red line” of the lane, which means that it had been built in 17th century. It was reconstructed and returned its historical look recently.
This Wednesday I’ve been visiting collaboration Antonia Lev & Alisa Bachok and Lyova Mayo, that’ve been created on an abandoned building at Vorobyovy Gory.
1. The general view:
I’ve taken a new work of Zoom today – a banner with a scene from “Devchata” movie (without the main character, actually). It is hanging on a billboard near the abandoned cinema “Pravda” (“Tulskaya” metro station). I remember watching movies there about 25 years ago… This is the 31st work of Zoom I’ve taken photos of.
I’ve come to Bolshaya Polyanka 30 (“Polyanka” metro station), to take photos of a new work of Zoom. The artist painted an Alien as a part of the “Please, be kinder” series. It’s painted on the same wall, where was his other work with comrade Saakhov at McDonald’s. This is the 30th Zoom’s work that I’ve taken photos of.
The memory march took place yesterday. The route passed from Strastnoy boulevard to Akademika Saharova prospect. Two columns were moving along the road, one on each side of the boulevard. There were a lot of people, more than the previous year. Inspection at security frames was not too strict, the police was really polite and friendly.
I don’t know why, but all the photographers moved to the right column, practically ignoring the left one. The columns started moving at 14:00, just as it had been planned.
1. Everything is ready for the march beginning
Former N.G.Grigoryev’s apartment house is decorated with a bas-relief of the Lorelei, a river fairy, a character of German national legends and poetry, concerned with a Lurlei cliff on Rhine. This house was built at Pyatnitskaya street at the beginning of the 20th century.
The knight at Gusyatnikov lane, Moscow.
1. The knight is placed on the former M.O. Epstein’s apartment house that had been rebuilt in pseudo Gothic style in 1912. This monument is a most known work of the architect V.E.Dubovsky.