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Springtime in London

Holland Park.

Japanese Garden.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759 and keep changing since then. It houses the largest and the most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world.

Palm House

The Dutch House is one of the few surviving parts of the Kew Palace complex.

Temperate House.

Ruined Arch.

Japanese Gateway.

Beauty of nature.

Rock Garden.

Marianne North Gallery and The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Chihuly exhibition: Reflections on Nature. The world’s most celebrated contemporary glass artist brought his work to the stunning backdrop of the Kew Gardens.

Chiswick House and Gardens is among the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture.

Ionic Temple.

Classic Bridge.

Regent’s Park.

Legendary Abbey Road Studios

Camden Town.

Magnificent Royal Albert Hall.

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Springtime in Moscow

First signs of spring – Snowdrops which start blooming even under the snow! 🙂

First spring flowers look so delicate.

After the rain…

Nature is slowly awakening from a long winter sleep.

Beautiful church on the Easter day. Церковь Благовещения Пресвятой Богородицы.

Magnolias are blooming!

Sakura blossom is a kind of wonder.

Moscow Botanical Garden

VDNKHa is a permanent Exhibition show and amusement park.

Apple trees.

Храм-часовня Святителя Василия Великого.

Botanical Garden Aptekarskiy Ogorod.

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A Cappella International Festival, Moscow May 2019

Every spring the entire Moscow is singing! A Cappella International Festival takes place in the city as a part of the Moscow Seasons street events. Solo performers and vocal groups from all over the world are singing at the most unusual concert venues across city. This year I was lucky to see and photograph 3 great bands who are very different from each other and each of them has their unique style.

The Alley Cats, a sunny Doo Wop group from the sunny California. All of their shows are absolutely amazing, full of great sound, positive vibes and tight harmonies. They are performing hits of the 1950 and 60s. It is always a pleasure to see them and listen to their music. Audience loves this band so much, that’s why they won a fan favorite prize!

Just 6 is an amazing band from Johannesburg, South Africa. They are singing some traditional African tunes which sound very unique and some kind of psychedelic. The band is appreciated for their crisp vocals and unforgettable melodies. These guys walked away with the Second Place Prize. 🙂

Six Appeal Vocal band from Minneapolis, USA won Grand Prize this year as well as last year. Their shows are always very dynamic and energetic, their sound is electrifying and fresh. Both the band and audience are having much fun singing along and dancing!

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Mike Ross, Moscow, April 2019

Mike has his own unique style which combines blues rock, psychedelic rock, delta blues, Chicago style blues. His live shows are really worth to experience, because they are filled with unique music, powerful voice, virtuosic guitar playing, great sound quality and charismatic performance. Mike takes listeners on a detailed history tour of incredible music beginning in the Mississippi Delta at the beginning of the 20th century and finishing up right back in the present moment.

Mike has been working with many musicians including Black Crowes founder Rich Robinson and country legend Steve Earle. His own albums sound really fantastic and inspiring, it’s absolutely necessary to check them out for every fan of great unique and stylish music.

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Maslenitsa in Moscow

Maslenitsa, also known as a Pancake week, is celebrated on the last week before the Great Lent. It is a symbol of Russian folk festivals full of fun, games and of course different kinds of pancakes! Today Russia celebrates Maslenitsa the old way showing the original traditions and history to the young generation and tourists of course. Public spaces are decorated with straw, stalls with national food, bright and colorful carousels etc. Also there are different kinds of performances held everywhere in the streets. 
Maslenitsa ends with the burning of the figure of the Winter, symbolically it means the end of winter cold and the beginning of the spring. Maslenitsa ends with the burning of the figure of the Winter, symbolically it means the end of winter cold and the beginning of the spring.