'Remont' - repair - your quintessential Russian sign. And yes, it's on an escalator.
The dog that lived at our local metro station - NOT one of the touristy ones!
Statue at Partisanskaya
View of the ceiling at Komsomol'skaya
Yet another ode to the wonders of the Soviet Union - also Komsomol'skaya (perehod) I think
Mural at Komsomol'skaya
A 'futuristic' station for a futurist poet - Mayakovskaya
- Ever-present metal detectors. At the Kremlin - fine. At the movies - okay, maybe it's an anti-piracy measure (although, bizarrely, you have to put your bag on a table before you walk through the metal detector, and then they don't even look in it - huh?) But going into the food court of a shopping mall? That's just ridiculous!
- Ultra-thin walls. Wouldn't be so bad if my neighbours hadn't had an insane predilection for dance music. I can only tolerate dance music if I'm well and truly smashed, and unfortunately most of the time that doesn't include first thing in the morning. The thing is, I don't even think they played it particularly loud, it was just the extreme crappiness of Soviet construction.
- Snow! There was, in fact, a tiny amount of snow last week, but it's not the same if you can't crunch it underfoot. Although I did see a reading of -15 for Moscow in the paper this morning - that might be pushing it a bit!
Once again, there's bound to be other things I'm forgetting, I'll keep you updated.
I have added new photos to many posts below - of St Petersburg, New Years, Christmas etc. Go back into the archives for Dec & Jan & you'll find them.