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Sunset at Moscow's Gorky Park

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | Views [720]

I took a late afternoon walk through Gorky Park to watch the sunset. Its already starting to get cold here in Moscow and was -2 degrees Celsius outside. I am leaving Moscow next week so trying to fit in the last couple of places left on my ... Read more >

Tags: gorky park, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, sunset, travel


Snow covered Moscow at Night!!

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | Views [1356]

Winter in Moscow is truly beautiful especially when everything is covered in snow.  I just love walking around the neighborhood late at night when everybody is wrapped up warmly in their apartments and the streets are quite deserted.... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, snow, travel, winter


The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow metro – Birthday weekend!! Part 2C

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | Views [1525]

How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. Belorusskaya Belorusskaya was opened in 1938, the station is named ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, metro stations, moscow, photography, russia, travel


The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow metro – Birthday weekend!! Part 2B

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | Views [2012]

  How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. Komsomolskaya metro station Komsomol’skaya Komsomolskaya ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, metro stations, moscow, photography, russia, travel


The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow metro – Birthday weekend!! Part 2A

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | Views [1863]

              How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line.    ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, metro stations, moscow, photography, russia, travel


The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow Metro - Birthday weekend!! Part 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | Views [2127]

How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. I decided to have a Russian weekend for my birthday in February. Seeing as it was in ... Read more >

Tags: bunker 42, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, stalins secret bunker, travel


Visiting the BOLSHOI THEATRE in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [2811]

Bolshoi Theatre The Bolshoi is still one of the greatest theatres in the world, with its own proud traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. An evening at the Bolshoi really is an essential part of a visit to Moscow. Bolshoi Theatre ... Read more >

Tags: bolshoi theatre, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel


Moscow's Donskoy Monastery a bit of a Disappointment

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [793]

As it was the middle of autumn the days were getting shorter and opportunities to walk around without freezing were getting fewer and fewer.  I have been exploring some of the churches and monasteries while living in Moscow but there are ... Read more >

Tags: donskoy monastery, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel


My South-African friends visit Moscow!! Day 3+4

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | Views [804]

Izmaylovo Russian market Day 3 Izmaylovo Russian market We spent the morning shopping for souvenirs at  Izmaylovo market where we had some lovely hot mulled wine and chicken kebab for lunch. We then visited the ... Read more >

Tags: izmaylovo market, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel, wooden kremlin


My South-African friends visit Moscow!! Day 2

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | Views [839]

Novodevichiy convent Adel and I at the entrance to the Convent Autumn in Novodevichiy convent Day 2 Autumn in Novodevichiy convent This morning Adel, Adriaan and I headed out to ... Read more >

Tags: moscow, novodevichy convent, photography, russia, travel, vdnkh


My South-African Friends Visit Moscow!! Day 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | Views [1975]

Moscow is filled with churches with onion domes Day 1 I was so excited that two of my South-African friends were coming to visit me in Moscow!!!! They arrived early morning in late October and made their way to my small flat in ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, photography, red square, russia, st basils cathedral, travel


Moscow’s Koskovo Estate in Autumn

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | Views [1063]

Beginning of Autumn in Moscow!! Walking down a tree covered lane to the Estate I thought I would go for a nice relaxing walk all the way to Koskovo Estate  at the beginning of autumn in September. I checked the route ... Read more >

Tags: autumn, janaline smalman, koskovo estate, moscow, photography, russia, travel


The magnificent Moscow Kremlin

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | Views [2747]

  Moscow Kremlin!! The  Moscow Kremlin  is a symbol of the RussianState, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art. I delayed my visit to the ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, janaline smalman, kremlin, moscow, photography, russia, travel


TSARITSYNO, CATHERINE the GREATS’ park in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | Views [1290]

  The entrance to Tsaritsyno Park and Estate We followed the flower filled entrance down to the lake I think there is no better way to spend your summer mornings in Moscow than walking around and enjoying the sunshine ... Read more >

Tags: catherine the great, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel, tsaritsyno park


Monasteries, art museums and avoiding security guards in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | Views [946]

  One of my favourite things to do is walking around Moscow during spring time. The weather is lovely and the whole city is filled with flowers and people enjoying the sunshine. It just feels so good finally being able to walk outside ... Read more >

Tags: art, janaline smalman, monastery, moscow, museums, photography, russia, travel


Exploring the Socialist Sculpture Park in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | Views [2174]

  I explored the Tretyakov gallery area a couple of times during the first sunny weeks of May. It was lovely just getting out of the small flat and spending some time outside in the sunshine.   One afternoon my exploring ... Read more >

Tags: churches, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, sculpture park, socialist, travel


Seeing the city from a different perspective on a Moscow River cruise

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | Views [1764] | Comments [1]

  A Moscow river boat trip is definitely a great choice when it's hot, sunny, and you've seen a lot of the city on foot already! Just imagine how cool it is to slowly drift across the beautiful  Moscow River , enjoying Moscow from ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, moscow, moscow river, photography, russia, travel


Sex museums and art in Arbatskaya Street

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [1330]

    Arbatskaya is one of Moscow’s oldest streets, it has existed at least since the 15th century and is lined with fine 19th century mansions. It has loads of museums, galleries and churches and is filled with shops, ... Read more >

Tags: arbat, art, moscow, museums, photography, russia, travel


Varvarka the oldest church filled street in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | Views [1043]

Ulitsa Varvarka, in Afrikaans this would mean street pig. So naturally when I read this I just had to go down this street. My first but definitely not last walk down this historical street was on this lovely sunny day in May with my friend Yve. ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, church, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel


Art Galleries, churches and amazing things found in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | Views [1340]

One of my biggest passions in live is doing oil painting and looking at art always inspires me to paint. Moscow is filled with art galleries and museums to visit, too many to count so I started with the famous galleries and am still slowly working ... Read more >

Tags: church, gallery, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel, tretyakov


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