An unusual girl were living in Moscow in 2080s. People were reading about her adventures a hundred years before she was even born and dozens of countries were watching her. No guarantee that this avenue would even remain until her birth.
I’m talking about Alisa Selezneva – one of the most famous characters of Russian fantastic books and movies. Kir Bulychev, her literary “father” became one of the best known fiction writers in Russia, and the character is immortalized at Moscow map!
This luxurious mansion at Smolensky boulevard is famous between Muscovites due to some reasons. Firstly, it is a Moscow architectural sight. Secondly, its owners were really famous: manufacturer Mikhail Abramovich Morozov and his wife Magrarita Kirillovna (nee Mamontova). Thirdly, some Moscow intellectuals of 20th century (artist V.A.Serov, composer A.Skryabin, singer L.Sobinov, poet A.Beliy and others) used to visit it.
Aviamotornaya is a beautiful metro station. It is located not in the center, but in the east, outside the Third Ring Road. However, the metro is raising, so it will be possible to refer it to the central stations soon.
The station was opened by the 1980 at the Kalininskaya line. Aviamotors, mentioned in the station’s name became the main theme of its design.
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.
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.