Moscow 3 – 22 May 2012

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The big walk today. Headed north from the hotel along Petrovka Street.

Moscow Museum

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Novaya Opera Theatre. From the street, one can hear the voices in rehersal. Preparing the set.

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Moscow traffic and street signs along Sadovaya Karetnaya Street – both familiar or unrecognisable ones. Glinka Museum of musical instruments

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Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s best known street.

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Chabad Shul in Bolshaya Bronnaya Street.

Nice bunch of Yeshiva boys. Benzion and Levy show me around.

The secret trap door where they used to hide in the bad days.

Someone arriving in a fancy car. Can’t be the gabbi!!

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A Jewish Memorial nearby.

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Street scenes and then the Old Arbat Mall.

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Smolensky Boulevard. A soviet style government building and a Metro station.

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Across the Krymsky Bridge to Gorky Park – what an interesting place and unexpected activities! Moscow’s equivalent to Central Park. 

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Bolotnaya Place – where lovers lock their love.

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The walk back to the hotel via Bolshaya Polyanka Street, the Kamenny Bridge and past the Kremlin. People enjoying the evening in the park. Lovely shop windows near the Hotel Budapest.

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The Red Arrow train from Leningradsky Station to St Petersburg.

Leaves 2355 and arrives 0800 next morning.

Share compartment with Slava Kalinin, a businessman from St Petersburg. 

Very pleasant journey and very nice chatting to Slava till about 1.30 am. Bunk converts to bed. 7am breakfast before arriving in St Petersburg. Bus to Northern Lights Boutique Hotel.

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