WORLD / Russia
Published 2016 (edited: 2017, 30 June 12:10 GMT + 3)
An aimless wander into a Meschansky evening
Published 2016, last edited Feb, 2018
Moscow, Russia, 30 May, 2015: Right: An evening in Moscow in the Meschansky District. After turning a corner near a bridge (above), a long street (right) with lighted buildings in the distance.
Moscow, Russia, 30 May, 2015: The Meschansky District, and a street a five-ten minute walk away from Dostoveskaya metro. An aimless wander on a summer evening takes one along a residential street, then around a corner into a suddenly-busy lighted major road. Traffic is streaming past. A five minute pause to look at a map on a bus stop - it's a mix of russian and symbols. Behind, a man leans against a low wall, dressed in black, watching the same bus stop. 'How', one asks, 'to get to Smolenskaya-Sennaya square?' It's so easy to ask for directions in Russia (although english is not always a language understood): there are always people around.
Then there's shops. They're sometimes easy to miss. A few metres continuing the stroll along this road past the bus stop there's a few concrete steps to the right. One could walk past or stop, go up, and see what it is. A push on the heavy glass door and there it is - it's a small grocery store. LIke other shops in moscow it's not signposted as obviously as is the way of many such shops in western cities. Then, down the steps back into the night of the Moscow evening, and a walk in the warm moscow night of May continues until one sees more lights, more buildings, and, on a corner, a large building, lighted. What is it? It's not clear. It's not on the tourist map, but like so much in travel, it is often the unexpected that is interesting.
A saturday in Moscow.
- Katrina Wood
(Left and below: Images, video)
left: An evening in Moscow, Russia, showing the darkening blue sky, the lights of Moscow, and traffic going past a bridge in the Meschansky District, Moscow, on May 30, 2015.
Images (screen captures from a video made by Katrina Wood) left and below.
Right: A view along a busy street, in the Meschansky district, Moscow. In the distance, a number of large lighted buildings. Moscow, Russia, 30 May, 2015
video: Meschansky, Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2015, copyright Katrina Wood
Published time: June 8, 2017 03:06
GMT + 3
EEF 2016: Russia - China, and international
August 31, 2016 13.57 UTC +3
Image © Katrina Wood May 30, 2015
A darkening evening sky in Moscow, the Meschansky District, Russia, May 30, 2015 (screen capture from video) Image/video © Katrina Wood