Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Speaking of Russia. My sister and her little family are back from visiting relatives in Moscow. I'll visit her to see photos and hear stories on the weekend. One thing she said that everyone in Moscow lives in concrete apartment blocks, and that there appear to be no pre-Soviet buildings outside the Kreml - which the native relative attributed to a 19th-century fire (I'm somewhat incredulous).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jul 24th, 2008 at 03:09:38 PM EST
[ Parent ]
everyone in Moscow lives in concrete apartment blocks, and that there appear to be no pre-Soviet buildings outside the Kreml - which the native relative attributed to a 19th-century fire (I'm somewhat incredulous).

What?

A lot of people live in concrete apartment blocks.  And a lot of pre-Soviet architecture is tucked away the shadows of newer buildings.    But there are apartments in the center, and homes outside the city.  And there are def. pre-Soviet buildings outside the Kremlin, in areas like Zamoskvorechye, Old Arbat, Ostozhenka ...

Jerome, you might appreciate this, from a Rick Steves Guide to Moscow I stubled upon:

"18:00 - Return to the center for dinner at Patio Pizza."

Bwahaha!  I'm slightly horrified if that is still in business.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Thu Jul 24th, 2008 at 03:45:30 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series