Last week I visited Moscow for the first time. I grew up at the end of the Cold War hearing about Russia and Red Square and had the chance to experience both. It was snowing the first day we were there and the temperature was only down in the mid 20s, which is a warm spell for Moscow in early February.
Below are so few pictures from my trip…..
There are beautiful churches throughout Moscow. Usually tucked in between drab buildings.
My view out the conference room window. There was 4 inches of snow on the first day. The traffic in Moscow is horrendous! Most of the streets are two lane roads that were built for a fraction of the traffic today. It took us 45 minutes to go less than a mile. Later in the week we walked!
Once you get into Red Square, it is surrounded by beautiful buildings..
Saint Basil’s Cathedral in all its glory. No photo can capture the absolute beauty of the church. It is stunning.
Outside of Red Square red brick walls that once provided protection for the royal family.
Historic Toilet in the Gum department store. I don’t know why it was historic, the signs inside were in Russian.
Beautiful fountain inside the Gum department store. Inside the store reminded me of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan (I think the original Galleria).
And there were McDonalds on every other block and they were usually full.
Had to take a picture of my $12 Latte from the Moscow Holiday Inn. At least it was better than the hotel coffee.
A new favorite of mine…Borscht soup. It is made from red beets, onions, dill and other good things. Adding sour cream makes it very creamy.
From my last dinner in Moscow, Fried Rye bread. Actually very good!