Gorky Park entrance arch

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Boris Miller on April 7, 2013

Very nicely designed arch, tree and light-works - could easily be taken for a place like Lincoln Center in NY, except those hammer & sickle reliefs :)

Maria Galushkina on April 9, 2013

The arch was opened in may 1955, so it is a bit older. In fact it is a fine example of the Stalin Empire style in architecture. Nowadays they often call it Stalinist. Sounds negative? Yeah... We are still fighting with the dead and trying to construct our history, instead of building the future...

Boris Miller on April 9, 2013

Thanks Maria for the info! "Stalinist" does sound negative to me, but he himself didn't design anything, so I won't hold it against the buildings, e.t.c. All these remaining soviet symbols became "vintage" by now, and some people might even feel nostalgic for stuff like that :) The tree and lights design feels thoroughly modern though. Is there anything you like that was built recently?

Maria Galushkina on April 9, 2013

Yes. The tree is just fantastic... It is fun, and blends in good with the historical surroundings. But it is a rare thing for modern architecture. And to tell the truth, most of new buildings in Moscow are a bit dull and repetitive. As to my taste, I prefer Art Nouveau, which is to my regret is considered outdated. But anyway I am happy with the fact that Art Nouveau, as well as historical buildings are more often being restored, not demolished. Here are some examples https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/2522038 https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/44469570 https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/1207724

Boris Miller on April 9, 2013

Thanks for the links - very fine examples of archetectural marvels well preserved/restored. I'm not a fun of modern architecture either. Art Nouveau is beautiful - I know it from my native Riga. It's great that there is more restoration going on now in Moscow and other places, than in the past!

Maria Galushkina on April 10, 2013

:-) You are welcome. Isn't it strange that we speak English nowadays?

Boris Miller on April 10, 2013

It seems more polite, since it's a public place :) True, there is a "translate", but it gives such a funny results... Your English is very, very good, but it's still good to practice! No?

Maria Galushkina on April 10, 2013

Thanks. I've spent quite a time to learn it.

But what about those who do not speak English? Will it be polite to them? So... our language choice is just an issue of mindset.

I truly believe we are free to speak any language even in a public place. But anyway I do not mind English.

Boris Miller on April 10, 2013

Your effort paid off! You have a valid point about those who don't speak English... Luckily on Panoramio it doesn't seem to cause problems - many people write in their languages - and it's OK. Generally though people don't say much beyond few basic words or common phrases. And that's OK too - main language here is a visual one :)

Maria Galushkina on April 11, 2013

Peace! ;-)

Boris Miller on April 11, 2013

"Harmony and understanding! Sympathy and trust abounding!" ;-)

Maria Galushkina on April 11, 2013


Vanni Lazzari on May 1, 2013

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Andrey Bogdanov on June 22, 2013

Отличный кадр и красивая оригинальная ёлка.

Maria Galushkina on June 22, 2013

Спасибо Андрей! Grazie Vanni!

ranssom on August 30, 2013

Great light, great composition.

Best regards, Dimitris

Maria Galushkina on September 2, 2013

Thanks Dimitris. Every New Year there is something special in Gorkiy Park. I wonder what it will be this winter. )))

Alain Guiffray on January 14

like + favorite , merci et bienvenue dans le groupe LIGHTS of NIGHT , amitiés .

Maria Galushkina on January 20

Merci Alain. Bonne année!

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Photo taken in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, ulitsa Krymskiy Val, 9, Moskva, Russia, 119049

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