Gorky Park entrance arch
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 :)
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...
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?
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As to my taste, I prefer Art Nouveau, which is to my regret is considered outdated.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
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!
:-) You are welcome. Isn't it strange that we speak English nowadays?
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?
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.
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 :)
"Harmony and understanding! Sympathy and trust abounding!"
Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni
Отличный кадр и красивая оригинальная ёлка.
Great light, great composition.
Best regards, Dimitris
Thanks Dimitris. Every New Year there is something special in Gorkiy Park. I wonder what it will be this winter. )))
like + favorite , merci et bienvenue dans le groupe LIGHTS of NIGHT , amitiés .
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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