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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


An evening in Moscow, Russia

A street in central Moscow, Russia, and the Kremlin, Red Square
Evening in a busy street, Meschansky District, Moscow, Russia

Evening lights in Moscow... 

meschansky district

(Left and below: Images, video)

Evening in a street in Meschansky District, Moscow, Russia

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.

Evening in a street in Meschansky District, Moscow, Russia
Evening lights line a street in Meschansky district, Moscow, Russia

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


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A darkening evening sky in Moscow, the Meschansky District, Russia, May 30, 2015 (screen capture from video) Image/video © Katrina Wood

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