I didn't have anything to do after work one late November afternoon... so I went for a walk downtown with my camera :)
In the background you can see a shining building - it is TsUM ("Tsentralniy Universalniy Magazin") - "Central Universal Store". The abbreviation is pronounced as "tsoom".
TsUM is one of the largest and most successful department stores in Russia.
It is located in the very center of Moscow — next to Red Square and the Bolshoi Theater.
"Nowadays TsUM is one of the most fashionable and trendiest places in the city, the largest fashion department store in Eastern Europe.
It carries in its stock more than 1000 brands of fashionable apparel, perfumery and jewelry.
In 1857 merchants Andrew Muir and Archibald Mirrielees founded "Muir and Mirrielees" Trade Company.
In 1880-s the Company acquired a building for the shop in Theatre Square.
The new building was erected in 1908 in the style of European Gothic with some modern touch. The project was implemented by the famous Russian architect Roman Klein.
TsUM new modern look was created in different periods. The last reconstruction took place in 2007.
(Source - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TsUM )
About the image: originally shot in RAW.
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yquem46 (38684) 2011-07-08 10:30
I knew the Goum but not the Tsum !
The building really stands out with its lights in the mood of a late afternoon winter day
Nicely composed and very useful note
have a nice WE
Ricx (13495) 2011-07-08 10:31
Hi Elena, on the internet we are certainly neighbours but in life? Maybe not.. You bring so much of Moscow to life through your images, photographs that one would not normally be seen on travel brochures or news channels. . Your management of light is superb, combined with good sharpness. Hope you are having a lovely evening.. Rich
Kielia (23351) 2011-07-08 11:00
this interesting architecture is excellently captured. The building is at the same time elegant but also very much “Soviet-like” – I hope you know what I mean. It is the perspective that makes this impression very attractive. Great photo work!
bema (26329) 2011-07-08 11:29
that´s that i would call a perfect "grey hour" capture, my dear.. the lightning of that house really helps here to create an outstanding picture.. thanks a lot for sharing such an very special picture with us..
kind regards, Bernd
baddori (19403) 2011-07-08 12:30
Palazzi prestigiosi in TE.
Le grandi capitali europee hanno palazzi bellissimi , hotel, banche, padronali per persone ricche e di successo ....grandi magazzini come qui, e uffici.
Ottima luce e la scelta del mezzo tono .
ptiza (727) 2011-07-08 13:32
Hej Elena! ;)
После этой фотографии я в глубоких раздумьях... Как известно, во многих наших городах есть свои ЦУМы, мы не исключение. Но недавно за местным ЦУМом возвели очень похожее здание, я была уверена, что это элитный жилой дом... Неужели? ) Фотография, кстати, отличная.
All the best,
PaulVDV (21959) 2011-07-08 14:16
The light on the TsUM building and its colours are absolutely wonderful while the rest of the street and the sky have a grey blue colour.
Well composed. Very beautiful windows of TsUM and this picture draws rightly all the attention to them.
Best regards, Paul
mafegan (8624) 2011-07-08 17:54
Great light management and good composition with the woman in her drab coloured clothing. I have walked into GUM in Moscow but like Patrick I have not heard of TsUM. I reckon though with your description that they must be positioned quite close to each other. By the way I plan to post a photo or 2 from inside the Vladivostok GUM the contrast with Moscow outlet was amazing. Cheers, Marlene
holmertz (40055) 2011-07-09 6:48
A dark and gloomy afternoon, something we don't really want to know about at this time of the year, but soon they will be back. But a light like this, shining from a spectacular building like this, can brighten any gloomy afternoon. I would have prefered this view without all the cars, but that would be an impossible dream. But the perfectly placed woman compensates for that, and the fine lamppost is another great detail. The red rectangle of the neon sign is another fine eye-catcher.
siamesa (27739) 2011-07-09 21:40
Boa noite Elena
Splendid iluminated building. It has more beauty this way. Amazing architectural details in these two buildings.
Have a nice Sunday
macondo (18595) 2011-07-10 3:53
It's great to see some new shots from you after a break of, what... six months? This is a very high quality shot in the dim light of a late autumn evening. It was probably cold, but the well captured Tsum building, all lit up, lends a warm atmosphere. You composed it just right to make the most of the street lamp and the pedestrian walking towards it. I like the swinging angle of her bag! Maybe I'd have cheated a bit and done my best to clone out the jutting bits of the building in the top left corner.
billakos773 (253) 2011-07-12 11:04
I LIKE YOUR PHOT VERY MUCH!!
FANTASTIC LIGHT AND DETAILS BECAUSE OF THIS,IN A DIFFICULT HOUR OF THE DAY!! RIGHT???
A GREAT WORK FOR SURE!!
Angshu (55375) 2011-07-13 21:39
In the bleak light of a dull winter afternoon, the TsUM really stands out thanks to the lighting on it. Like your framing with the lamppost on the right. The note is very informative as well!
wolf38 (31270) 2011-07-15 2:09
Hi Elena. Moscow has so many interesting facets. Here you show a beautiful street scene. Of course, the light from department stores is also a selling point. Such houses are modern temples of consumption. Well seen and presented. The person in the picture is an important element. Rgds, Wolfgang.
nikkitta (14582) 2011-08-02 18:20
Very good work with the light at the blue hour and the shinning building at the BG
Greetings and TFS
Also an interesting note
Only a month ago I was in...Mosku having a drink at the Red Square in the coffee with a terrace from this great building, (love the fresh interior plenty of fountains)
jmdias (54517) 2012-01-01 8:47
very interesting the contast between the golden hues of this façade and the greyish hues around it. even the personage is well positioned. very nice job. TFS.
a happy 2012 to you and yours.
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (14377)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 72mm UV HMC
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-08 10:17