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This photograph, taken from the Bolshoy Moskvoretskiy Most, is a view of one of seven skyscrapers that were nicknamed the Seven Sisters.
The wedding-cake architecture, a mix referred to as Stalinist Gothic, is incredibly distinctive. . .and the tiers may catch your eye from several spots in the city.
There were actually nine such buildings planned by Stalin, as part of his scheme to modernize the city in the 1930s. Only seven were completed.
It was originally a private mansion, then was converted into a noblemen's club. Trade unions later took over the space during the Soviet Era, leading to its current name. The building is perhaps most famous as the spot of Lenin's wake/viewing.
Today, it is primarily used for concerts and public meetings.
The theatre first opened in 1898, founded by a group of writers and performers including Stanislavskiy.
One of the first plays performed was co-founder Chekhov's "The Seagull."
Little ornamentation decorates the inside of the theatre, in order to focus the audience's attention on the stage.
The theatre is found in the pedestrianized street Kamergerskiy Pereulok and it's also worth noting the lovely Style-Modern benches and lampposts that decorate the passageway.
If you happen to know which church this is, I'd love to attach a name to it.
This building is located on Nikolskaya ulitsa, near a number of much older ones (the Synodal Printing House, for example), but its lines are so smooth and its colour so rich, that I think it holds its own aesthetically, despite its youth.
Oddly enough then, the Duma was part of the view out of our hotel room. It was bult in the 1930s as part of the plan to redesign Moscow and has been the home to the Lower Chamber since 1994.
Anyhow, this was yet another spot during our walks that caught our attention ~ the bas relief sculpture decorates the side of an otherwise ordinary building.
Located on Tverskaya Ulitsa.
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