Thursday, October 8, 2009

This Week in Moscow: Random Photos

Since you've all been so good this week, I dug up a few more photos of Moscow for you. No rhyme or reason to them . . . just stuff I saw.


This is from the Bolshoi tour. A note pinned to a ballerina costume. I have no idea what it says, so if you are a Russian-speaker, let us know. I find the pins interesting because they have tiny eyes on the end. Maybe they aren't pins, really, but Russian sewing needles?


I'm oddly drawn to these cheap-o red glass dishes. Only 2000 rubles for the set (about $65 US), they are on offer at the mall-under-the-street by the Lubyanka metro. It's a new shop, so I had to press my nose to the window and see what's for sale there. I'm quite sure I would drop these on the way home. Just carrying them home in general would be a pain. You probably can't get your finger through the cup handle. Or if you can, you can feel the seam from the mold.


This was from the same shop. Do you think this stuff is even made in Russia? Or does it all come from China? What on earth would I do with it? It is sort of compelling when it is displayed all together, though. Sort of like in Anthropologie: it all looks so good together that it is impossible to pick out one thing to buy, so I generally leave with nothing except a funny feeling in my stomach from all the visual stimulation.


Some buildings near the school. I don't know what they are used for. The red brick ones look like they should be factories, but I don't think they are. Offices, maybe? Note the lack of leaves on the tree. They have not yet put up the second set of doors on the Metro entrances, but all the sidewalk dining has been taken down and put away until next summer.

That's all I got.

This weekend The Spouse and I are going on a kid-free overnight trip to Suzdal. It promises to be full of blog-worthy material, so be sure to tune in Monday for all the details.

9 comments:

Tina in CT said...

Really pretty dishes. I also like the red ones and the ones with poppies and blue design.

Have a great overnight away from the girls.

Anonymous said...

I like the gold dishes. I like dishes too and if I had room would have about 5 sets. Currently since the wedding, I have 4 sets out and my best china in storage. I can see the attraction.

Jennifer Haas said...

Love the dishes! I am visiting over from SITS. I love to read about people and their travels.

I am a new follower!! Have a great kid free weekend I need one of those too!

Margarita said...

the note says - costume of rat-catcher from ballet "Sleeping beauty". Needs fixing tutu. And then something about what exactly should be done and special language used so I'm useless here :(

valentina said...

Well as one with entirely too many dishes of all sizes, shapes, colors and uses I can certainly understand the attraction... but it is a hard habit to kick and I sure wish I could unload many of mine. I think your girls will have that task someday...
Have a good time this weekend. It looks like a gorgeous place! I'll look forward to the full report! xov

The Expatresse said...

Spasiba Margarita! I knew it was from Sleeping Beauty. But Rat Catcher! Ooohh. My Baboo will love that (she likes rodents of all types).

solnushka said...

Ooooh. Suzdal. The only picturesque place I ever came across in Russia. Really quite jealous.

Accidental Moscovite said...

I cant believe it: I have pressed my nose against exactly the same window and fancied the crockery. But then I moved on to the old soviet vehicle toys shop, just a few stalls along, and got hooked on that too!

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