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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.

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"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.

TsUM history

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 )
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About the image: originally shot in RAW.

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