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Snowy Moscow

Yakimanskaya embarkment.

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Red October Factory.

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Muzeon park of arts is a unique open air museum of sculpture.

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Gorky Park.

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MSU Botanical Garden.

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Tropical winter in Moscow botanical garden.

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Krymsky Bridge.

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World Clock Fountain in the Manege Square.

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St. Basil’s Cathedral in the Red Square.

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Maslenitsa in Moscow

Maslenitsa, also known as a Pancake week, is an ancient sun-festival. After a long winter people are in a festive mood and happy to celebrate the end of the cold season. The celebration has been getting more popular in recent years and now there is a Maslenitsa event on practically every street in Moscow. More than 50 pancake stalls appeared in the city center. Public spaces are decorated with straw, ice sculptures, Russian toythemed carousels. There are also many traditional Russian performances everywhere in the streets!

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Christmas mood in London!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Beautiful sparkling lights have been switched almost on every street.

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Christmas is officially begun in Leicester square as city’s festive and cozy market offering everything from gifts to tasty treats. It’s easy to feel Christmas and New Year mood while visiting this nice market. By the way, William Shakespeare is celebrating Christmas with everyone else there!

Carnaby street looks like exotic tropical garden this year!

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House of MinaLima celebrates Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima graphic works for Harry Potter franchise as well as their own creations. It is a combination of a beautiful and interesting gallery and store which looks so cozy and Christmassy nowadays.

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Skating rink at the Tower of London looks very impressive. It is located exactly where a moat used to be centuries ago!

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Tower Bridge.

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Another great and unusual place for a skating rink! This is Sommerset House, a large and magnificent Neoclassical building which is home for arts and learning and a popular film location.

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Beautiful streets of London.

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Colorful and crowded Portobello market with a great amount of vintage shops. The most famous one is Alice’s or Mr.Gruber’s if you like Paddington Bear movies. 😊

Cute Paddington Bear is sitting on the railway platform under the large station clock where Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met him! 🐻😊

There are also many P.B. installations around the city, which are dedicated to the new movie out in November! For example, in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

And in front of the O2 arena.

The final picture shows true London classics: Trafalgar square which is surrounded by a lot of red buses.

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Golden Autumn in Moscow

Welcome to the traditional Moscow festival called Golden Autumn! The main event of the festival was a huge gastronomic fair which took place in the different parts of the city. The main venues of the festival included Manege, Revolution Square and Kuznetskiy Most street.

Beautiful and colorful installations from pumpkins, other vegetables and hay appeared on Manege Square. It was very unusual to see a combination of vegetables and historical buildings, museums near Red Square and by the Kremlin Walls. About 25’000 pumpkins were used to decorate Moscow!

But the most surprising part was to see an installation “Artificial wave” for flowboarding which was built just in front of Kremlin Walls.

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A very cozy market took place on the Revolution square. Farms from 40 Russian regions presented their products, including meat, cheese, fish, fruits and vegetables. A market was decorated nicely too.

Even gloomy and rainy weather could not ruin the impressions. Especially when you see a piano just in the middle of the square 😊

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Kuznetskiy Most street was decorated as a fish market with lighthouses.

Autumn is a beautiful season itself but when the whole city is full of pumpkins it becomes even more spectacular!