GUM is the name of the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union. In 2006 I went in the most famous one in Moscow - a very up-market shopping mall facing Red Square.
More recently I visited the Vladivostok GUM and the difference was amazing. Not only are they 5752 miles apart but the two stores seem to be from different ages!
In a workshop I am attaching an image I took inside Moscow GUM.
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serp2000 (42220) 2011-07-29 0:32
Amasing shot, and an interesting note. I have never been in Vladivostok, but I know GUM in Moscow. Today it is a store of the expensive butiques.
Warm regards from Ural,
ifege (10363) 2011-07-29 0:39
And you bought up big on these stunning fashions did you Marlene?
Nicely composed and good interior colour management.
bukitgolfb301 (38040) 2011-07-30 4:30
Hi my dear Marlene
Sorry for my late action.
This shot is very unique and amazing shot by good framework and nice composition as usual.
You are sotalented to do the humors in shotting.
Thanks for your sharaing and have a good Saturday!
Takero from Tokyo being now hitted by so heavy rain
skippy007 (12510) 2011-08-07 4:18
Hello Marlene, I'm not a fashionista :) but I must say that I also have several fotos of mannequins, I must post them at some stage & perhaps put with your interesting collection. Love the strong colours here, they make a statement. Nice one
Kielia (24073) 2011-08-07 4:22
what an interesting document of a lifestyle! The composition is excellent and these fascinating colors are creating a nice mood. I also like the title! Thanks for sharing!
fanni (14381) 2011-09-17 3:18
how could I have missed this picture!!:)
it's curious that all these mannequins are "people" with heads and arms and all that... whereas one of them is just a "headless" coat-rack :)
Comparing Moscow with other cities is pretty useless, imho. They always will be from different ages - and often seem to be of different cultures!
Moscow (I mean Moscow City only - not its suburbs!) is like a state within a state, and Moscow is not a typical representative of the whole Russia. Alas! (or fortunately, maybe?? LOL )
warm greetings from "the state within a state",
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8624)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR, Sigma 18-200 / 3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Mannequins of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-28 23:53