Monday, January 8, 2007

Some vacation photos

I just wanted to share some of the pictures from our amazing trip to Moscow.

It was so wonderful for me to be home with my family again and be able to spend both Christmas and New Year in such a colorful, warm and full of flavours and so culturally rich country I simply adore. My apologies for such an over-patriotic enthusiasm but it's simply beautiful! Don't you think?




Even on a grey day it still looks amazing!



We walked a lot. Been, of course, to the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Historical Museum, the Old Arbat and the New one, GUM ...



... and to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour ...

Christmas trees were everywhere ...

At home the tree was constantly attacked and inhibited by a suddenly very wild cat ...

On the Christmas Eve we went to a Christmas concert, "Evening with Mozart", which is traditionally organised each year and conducted by a leading Russian conductor and violinist, Vladimir Spivakov, together with the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra.
On the New Year's Eve we went to Evgeni Plushenko's "The New Year's Eve Ice Show". He is a Russian figure skater, the six-time National Champion, five-time European Champion, three-time World Champion, and 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist, simpler put - a genius on ice and absolutely amazing to watch, both, his serious and comical numbers. Plushenko and many other celebrated figure skaters presented such a brilliant New Year’s Eve Ice show featuring ice and flame, flying and inspiration, grace and beauty, smiles and such a warm feeling! Moreover Edvin Marton was part of the show, accompaning the skaters with his extrodinnary beautiful violin playing (I guess you guessed already, I'm a classical music fan, big time).
The whole trip was very exciting, eventful and full of positive emotions. But the best part was being home and spending time with the family.
Oh, by the way, I just realised this is the first time I show my face on blogger, oh well it's about time ...

4 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Great pictures! It looks like a beautiful place. You two look super!

Glad to now have a face to go with the name.

julia said...

Gorgeous photos, Sasha. Moscow looks like a lovely city. You are a very pretty girl.

Sasha said...

Scott, Julia,
thank you for your compliments :) , you're very kind.

Carey said...

Such amazing photos. Looks like a memorable Christmas. I hope to travel there someday.