Moscow - Bolshoi Theatre - Photo 1969

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The Bolshoi Theatre (Bol'shoy Teatr, meaning Large, Great or Grand Theatre, also spelled Bolshoy) is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds performances of ballet and opera. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a world-leading school of ballet. The main building of the theatre, rebuilt and renovated several times during its history, is a landmark of Moscow and Russia (its iconic neoclassical facade is depicted on the Russian 100-ruble banknote). On 28 October 2011, the Bolshoi was re-opened after an extensive six year renovation costing about 21 billion rubles (about $680 million).The renovation included restoring acoustics to the original quality (which had been lost during the Soviet Era), as well as restoring the original Imperial decor of the Bolshoi.

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Comments (227)

Michele Cassani on October 19, 2009



Kovács JÁ on October 19, 2009

Very nice photo! Voted.


Mahdi Kalhor on October 19, 2009



Kind regards to you,


Roberto/ex "vagabond… on October 19, 2009

Great theatre, great effect, VOTED!

Gabriele Benzler on October 19, 2009

Very nice shot! Super perspektive. VOTED

Greetings, Gabi

hbalari on October 19, 2009

Very nice B&W, VOTED, greetings and good luck! Helena

CaToRa on October 20, 2009


Isabel Marques on October 20, 2009

GREAT angle and architecture in B&W!! Greetings, Isabel

林傑安(Enson) on October 20, 2009

Very original photo!!! Voted,best of!!

Muhammet S. “muhsapo… on October 21, 2009

Wonderful detail interesting shot greetings VOTED.

Juan Pastor on October 21, 2009

Great b&w photo. VOTED

Greetings, Juan.

Günter Mosler on October 21, 2009

Hello unnippillai, the image evokes my memories. In the years 1977-1978, I was visited several times in Moscow and was also the Bolshoi Theater.

At the time I was head of a GDR youth brigade construction in Ust Ilimsk on the Angara-river.

For 1990-1991, I was chief supervisor at the construction site of a concrete-plate factory in Kungur/Ural. Many greetings from germany to Russian: Günter

Привет unnippillai, изображение вызывает воспоминания. В годы 1977-1978, я посетил несколько раз в Москве, а также в Большом театре. В то время я был начальником бригады ГДР молодежного строительства в Усть-Илимске на Ангаре. За 1990-1991 годы, я был главным руководителем на месте строительства бетонного завода в пластине Кунгур на Урале. Многие привет из Германии в Россию. Гюнтер

Serge&Estelle on October 22, 2009

Very nice gallery of photos in black and white bravo

Greetings from France Serge

brunosma (NO VIEWS) on October 22, 2009

A release out of the normal one, in diagonal that from to the photo an interesting aspect hi brown

Séverine Spicacci on October 22, 2009

Excellent shot and great angle of view ! Greetings, Séverine

kanocpapa on October 22, 2009

very good! voted!


Zelia Waltrick on October 22, 2009

Wonderful architecture ! ! Excellent shot! Voted

Best greetings, Zélia

><((((º> methysmena… on October 23, 2009

Interesting shotand a great architecture!



jopoloco on October 23, 2009


greetings jopoloco

Sandro & Cristina on October 23, 2009

Beautiful picture unnippillai, voted.

Bye bye from Italy Sandro e Cristina

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Photo taken in Tverskoy District, Moscow, Russia

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  • Uploaded on September 27, 2009
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    by unnippillai
    • Camera: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. SLP800