Freitag, 16. März 2012

Moscow

I can't believe that these pictures are already a few years old. Moscow - Russia's capital and certainly one of the most interesting cities! So rich in beautiful architecture, I was completely overwhelmed by the cultural programme I once decided to do and so I thought about sharing these few impressions. It might be completely boring to some, but as I've been passed on a certain faible for architectural beauty, I just couldn't take my eyes off the various buildings I came across over my time. Especially the churches were my absolute favourite. The golden cones and roofs together with a clear love to detail and a deep history - simply breathtaking. There is surely no other place like Moscow that brings so many stereotypes with it but then again convinces with its overwhelming programme of culture, people and mentality. The spirit that surrounded me for the first time is just barely describable and can't be put in proper words. Yeah, that may be the first time I'm lacking of right description. It seemed as if I was finding myself in another world. A world full of busy people and a powerful influence (and beautiful girls with an unbelievable physiognomy which led me to a daily dose of jealousy and the question "why was I born in Vienna, the most Western point of the East? WHY"as well as the thought "Ok I'm not going to finish this amazing dinner" after seeing the disciplines of the girls at the other table). One of the funniest experiences over there was most probably the moment I got lost and realised that I'm a little nobody without the ability to speak or READ something. You all of a sudden feel completely insecure and like a little child getting lost in the supermarket and accepting the fact of never finding its way back home. Fortunately, I found some really nice people who were actually able to talk in proper English to me (something which is a little rare as I had to discover). Nevertheless, this experience was hilarious and I just can remember a similar event happening to me in Hong Kong three summers ago (yeah whether Mandarin or Cyrillic - I definitely missed out an important language class). 
However, and as always, there is also the downside of an impressive and beautiful city. The poverty living next to the absolute richness has never been so clear and shocking to me. Maybe this is something you tend to recognise when you're getting older but I was often experiencing a really bitter smack while I was about to take some drinks with my parents at the roofbar of the city's most famous hotel (or alternatively having some super nice dinner at beautiful places) after passing several homeless people who waited near to the flat. And let me tell you that I'm not talking about three.. no, possibly ten or even more. The  guilt that you feel is not pleasant at all and it all of a sudden hits you with the facts of reality. Where there is unbelievable richness and beauty, there will always be the opposite to it. Unfortunately, I was not able to visit another city (Saint Petersburg is something I'm absolutely wanting to see one day) but for the first, Moscow was rich enough in all its facets and differences. 
Although there were these moments of downsides, I will definitely be back to this city in summer and I just can hardly wait for it!! :) 
the sight of the flat :)
:)
O2 rooftop bar at the Ritz 
Trench Coat: Zara
Shades: Kate Spade
Ballerinas: Pretty Ballerinas
Bag: Marc Jacobs

Kommentare:

  1. I would really love to visit Moscow one day. Love your trench & bag!
    Have a great weekend xoxo
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  2. Amazing pictures. I would love to go to Moscow, it's looks incredibly beautiful.

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  3. i never been to Moscow..looking forward to go there :) love it!!! GREAT POST!

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  4. Thank you sweety! Moscow wow this is amazing place, great photos! xoxo

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  5. Que maravilla¡¡. Algún día visitare Moscú. Un besote guapísima.

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  6. DREAM BIG!! MOSCOW, MILAN ....ON MY LIST! Beautiful pictures!

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  7. muchisimas gracias por comentar en mi blog!
    yo ya soy seguidora tuya!
    me encantan las fotos! son tas bonitas!

    un besazo guapa!

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  8. It looks absolutely breathtaking! Would LOVE to visit Moscow someday:) Xx

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  9. I love Moscow, i's so beautiful. These photos are gorgeous. Love them all.
    Very nice trench and bag.
    xx

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  10. Love the pictures, the architecture is really pretty!
    XOXO
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  11. How awesome you went to Moscow! I'm going there too in few months. You can come with -i will translate for you lol ;)
    I love your trench coat and marc jacobs bag!

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  12. Tolle Bilder! Eine gute Chance für meinen Urlaub!

    xoxo aus München
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  13. such a beautiful photos! I've never been in Moscow but it's one of my goals! girl you'r so pretty! amazing hair and wonderful outfits! =)
    xx

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  14. I never been in Moscow,strange because I live close to Russia;
    Amazing pictures! Very Interesting post! If you like traveling,welkome to Polen;)

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  15. Wow, beautiful photos, I hope you enjoyed yourself!

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  16. Thanks for visiting! I see that you've had a great trip, very inspiring.
    You have great style and interesting blog so I'll drop in more often! Of course you have a new follower :)

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  17. Wow!
    These photos are beautiful
    I would love to visit Moscow someday.
    Looking back at your previous post, I adore your sense
    of style. I like all your outfits!

    Come visit my blog, let me know how you like it,
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  18. amazing photos/post!! Moscow is definitely in the top 3 favourite cities I've ever visited as well. I went there many years ago and would reallyyyyy love to go back soon too. You should visit St. Petersberg!! I actually liked it more there.

    I agree with what you said about the poverty there..it's really quite sad :(

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  19. I absolutely admire what you wrote ...I appreciate your sensibility.
    I've never visited Russia ...I'm looking forward to spend some day there .

    have a nice day

    ave

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  20. love your outfit, you look sophisticated with your trench & sunnies.
    Moscow is a really interesting place.

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  21. ah this looks so familiar to me... since I am from a country right next door to russsia, so the architecture and atmosphere is pretty similar. I agree, moscow has the most amazing churches! :)

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  22. These photos are breathtakingly beautiful. I have also gone through your outfit posts, girl I love your style. Thanks for popping over my blog and for the follow. I'm following yours back. :)

    xo Cherry
    http://moochinginspirations.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wowww...beautiful photos!! Great post!! Love your outfit :)

    x♥x♥

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  25. Amazing pics!! I loved the post!
    I hope you can return to my blog and maybe we become followers =)
    Have a great weekend!

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  26. Wonderful architecture, would love to visit Moscow one day : )

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  27. love the pics of moscow! it looks like a wonderful city and i most defenitely would love to visit it someday :)
    love to follow u back dear :) xoxo
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  28. WOW! Those photos are incredible! Hopefully you can stop by my personal style blog sometime too :) :)

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  29. I don't think it is boring at all, great pictures. Looks like Moscow is a city where you can find tons of inspiration.

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  30. Great post!!! Beautiful photos!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  31. lovely photos. Want to follow each other?*

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  32. Woooww!!! love the first photo!!
    I follow you now!!!

    Alexandra
    Boulevard-ach.blogspot.com

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  33. Lovely pictures...I hope u had a great time! :)
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  34. You have such a beautiful blog and these photos... Now I want to see it myself, how beautiful this city can be, haha! Hope you revisit soon. :)
    I'm a new follower both on bloglovin and google, follow back if you like.
    Have a nice weekend! **

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  35. Amazing pictures!!!I love your blog and your style!
    Thank you for your comment:-) I follow you and would be great if you want to follow me back!
    Kisses
    Aga

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  36. these are such beautiful photos of a spectacular city =)

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  37. I am in awe, these photos are astounding, Moscow is so beautiful, would love to visit some day.

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  38. I wish I could visit Moscow! I am a new follower :)* Great blog*

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  39. I am actually half russian and been in Moscow only once, luckily, I didn't experience the problem of not knowing the language xD.
    It's awesome to know you have been in the same place I have :D. Really gorgeous photos!

    Love,
    Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'm so glad I've found you're blog. Your posts are interesting. Besides that, we've actually stepped on the same grounds. I've been to the Red Square in 2010 and probably will be there some other times later. My husband is Russian. Russia never cease my interest of digging their history. Its architecture amazed me with its wonders of colors. Aside from churches, Russia is also composed of as beautifully designed mosques.

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  41. great photos, interesting writing, I love Moscow. I use to live there for few years. Great post. , and stunning look , dear!

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