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Moscow 2008

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  1. Chuikov64th

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    Okay. Now that I have finished upgrading my completely obsolete computer I have some pics from Moscow, it's been 3 weeks since I got home but it takes time to find the right parts in all of those recycling bins. I finally did have to open the wallet for a new mouse at Frys but that was only $6 so I did pretty well I guess. Here goes. These are of the Orleonok. NATO called it the Caspian Sea Monster. It sits on the Khimki reservior at the museum there. I walked about 10 miles to get these photos. I went all the way to Planernaya station and should have gotten off at Shodnenskaya. A nice jaunt through the park with isolated trails and its own packs of stray dogs and I even saw deer tracks in the mud.
     

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    This is St Basils cathedral in Red Square. I think it's the 8th wonder of the world myself. Some closeups too.
     

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    Pics of Victory Park. The parade ground, the church and some from the museum. A Japanese tank and gun. The arch is the one they built after Napoleon was defeated. It's on Tverskaya street I believe.
     

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    Great pics! Thanx!
     
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    Very nice! Glad to hear you got the computer up and running!
     
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    More this evening, I have over 100. I never really spent a lot of time in Moscow, only a few days at a time and if longer I was usually working at the Metro yards. That city is BIG and growing so fast it changes every time I go there it seems. They built a monument called the rampart from what I am told. I represents the closest point to which the Germans came to Moscow in WWII. What's acrossed the traffic clogged 8 lane highway from it? A shopping mall. In southern Moscow where my wife is working for a friend they are building like mad (Domodedovo area) all over the place. They just completed a huge building that caters to auto/machinery dealers, 6 stories high 1600 m square. They sell everything there, from mopeds to Peterbilt long haul tractors, New Holland farm equipment, construction equipment. The 5th and 6th floors are devoted to parts of everything.
     
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    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    Excellent, Chuikov, thanks very much!

    I have a "thing" for Ekranoplanes :)
     
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    These are great Chuikov, well done!

    When you going to post more?
     
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    I love that Russian Architecture! Thanks for the nice pix Chuikov.
     
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    This is from the park in southern Moscow. It used to be the estate of the late Tsarina(?) I'm not sure as I haven't had time to look into it. This is just the front yard. Quite a beautiful place and its open to the public free of charge.
     

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    These are of the main building and the bridge. I guess this is the Russian Versailles. I signed your name on the purchase agreement C. Evans, you should be getting a visit from the proper authorites any time now. :D The towers were built in the 17th century, there are 5 of them.
     

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    Great pics, Chuikov! Nice to know the sterile communist-era architecture didn't completely replace those beautiful old buildings.
     
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    Are you in any of the pictures?
     
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    Great pics again! That park looks like one near me!!
     
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    great photos. Thanks
     
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    Who would have? Even the Soviets had national treasures, and they never tore all the churches down either. I've seen some ugly places around though, Kursk train station is one of them. I'll never forget the first time I came up out of the metro and saw it, if there had been a bulldozer close by I would have used it!! That place is really ugly. Some of the other Soviet buildings are quite interesting though, Stalins skyscrapers are something to look at.

    I've got a lot more but they don't want to upload. Laters.................
     

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    More from the park.
     

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    Some more. I really liked the first one, what in the hell do they mean?
     

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    Some more.
     

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