This photo I took from a new pedestrian bridge over Moscow-River (built about 3 years ago), from the side of Raddison Slavyanskaya Hotel and Kievsky Railway Station. This is view on the Savinskaya embankment, not so far from downtown of the city. You can see here intersting big curved apartment building with a green sign "Borodino". This building was built in Stalin times (all buildings which were built in the middle of 20th century, when Stalin was the leader of USSR, we call "Stalin's buildings", which is very expencive to rent or buy now a days). The name of this building "Borodino" - is the name of the field where was very important battle between French and Russian troops during the war with Napoleon 1812.
In the middle of this photo (background) you can also watch the tower of one of famous Seven Sisters, built by Stalin order at 1951 - This is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
Oh yes, Stalin was fan of architecture... These buildings are very impressive and there are good examples of "Stalin Gothic" architecture, but all of them were built using slave labor of people. Many of these buildings were built by prisoners from Germany after the WWII.
Looking forward to read your critiques :)
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fabio_ts (13696) 2005-11-23 10:04
Beautiful reflection games in this nice night shot, well done and composed, compliments Arthur!!
have a nice evening,
stefanocer (10642) 2005-11-23 10:54
Very nice night shot , the exposure time is good and reveal nice colours and details from the dark .
I also make night shots if you want take a look at my pics.
gigi (2668) 2005-11-23 16:00
great night shot
I like very much the colors on the river
sixTL (8596) 2005-11-24 15:31
Hi Arthur, very nice shot. I like the frame and light. Colors are great. Well done!
satyakki (640) 2013-04-09 21:31
I have never been to Russia. I got to see a bit ofMoscow through you picture. And also the interesting and informative small note. Your shot has come out well but next time I would suggest that you shoot at an even shutter with a smaller aperture of f22 or something so that you get the Starburst effect of the lights ( lamps). However, good shot and thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Arthur Lookyanov (ArtLook) (2348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
- Exposure: f/8, 4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-23 10:00
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