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 (229)

KarolaS on November 7, 2009

Nice shot!

mr-photograpy on November 12, 2009


Great shot and a nice detail!


Adriana Popa on November 14, 2009

Beautiful B/W photo and also I like the angle ...

Dieter Hockertz on November 14, 2009

Hello Unnippillai,

A interesants photo. The building upset? This was just a joke, beautiful photo.

Greetings from Germany


Holger Bauer on November 17, 2009

Hi unnippillai, very beautiful and interesting shots of Russia during communist times. Life these times look so calm and quiet on your shots. It is now 40 years ago, time flies like an arrow. Your shots keep it in the minds of all the folks looking at it. Great job of yours, many thanks for let us have a look into your past :))))))))

Thanks a lot for visiting my gallery such a lot of times, I'm honored very much. Leaving such kind words are very fine of you!!! Best wishes sent your way Cheers pivatana

Jesus Municio on November 19, 2009

Thanks for your visit and comment in my gallery. Your gallery is very interesting, and this photo es superb. Greetings. jesús

Guru Walia on November 22, 2009

sir did u shoot this picture. wats your age??

T Borti on December 10, 2009

Intresting perspective. Very nice photo!

Valentine Verchenko on December 17, 2009


I deeply love it.

Thank you so much for visit and nice comment.

I am pleased you like my photos of the rare and beautiful phenomenon of the Russia winter.

Best regards from Russia to India !


Pan Kartsonakis on December 26, 2009

Very beautiful photo....Best of ………Let us share our dreams!!! ♥ ♥ ♥Let's save our planet♥ ♥ ♥ Let us share our dreams!!! ...............♥ ♥ ♥ I wish a happy 2010 ♥ ♥ ♥

Holger Bauer on December 26, 2009

Hi unnippillai, just amazing!!!!!!!!!!! A very peaceful and healthy Happy New Year Cheers from Bangkok pivatana

brezza on January 28, 2010

An interesting cut unnippillai. Greetings to you and India, from Italy,brezza

graziano skyrunner on February 14, 2010

Nice point of view!

Greetings from Italy

Great shot of the Bolshoi Theatre! Bravo!

Antonio Cristerna on April 24, 2010

Great idea.....

Mitrache Ionut on May 1, 2010

perfect capture! Congratulations!

.roberta.pacioni. on May 7, 2010

What a beautiful perspective and extraordinary monument that reminds me of the laying of a photo of me, but the subject is just not that important!! Ciao, Roberta

Nayt1980 on May 7, 2010

hey! u've been in Moscow! cool shot!

AngelUzquiza on May 9, 2010

very nice photo unnippillai! Regards from Madrid, Spain!

Christian PERLOT on May 16, 2010

Superbe point de vue. Le noir et blanc fait bien ressortir l'atmosphère grandiose de l' édifice.

Amitiés, Christian.

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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