26 April 2010

Berlin - Museum für Naturkunde 2

Berlin - Museum für Naturkunde

Kilauea - Hawaii - USA


25 April 2010

Berlin - Museum für Naturkunde 1

Berlin - Museum für Naturkunde

Schmetterlinge der Gattung Papilio,
wissenschaftliche Sammlung

24 April 2010

Berlin - Holocaust Mahnmal

Berlin
Holocaust Mahnmal

BERLIN
Holocaust Mahnmal

23 April 2010

Berlin

YOU ARE LEAVING
THE AMERICAN SECTOR



22 April 2010

Berlin - Reichstag

Berlin
Reichstag Kuppel

BERLIN
REICHSTAG KUPPEL


21 April 2010

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 2

Berlin  Potsdamer  Platz

BERLIN

Potsdamer Platz
Fernsehturm

20 April 2010

Berlin Potsdamer Platz 1

Berlin 
Potsdamer Platz

BERLIN
Potsdamer Platz

19 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 11

Moscow 
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
Architect R. Klein, scuptor G. Zaleman. 1898 - 1912.
   
View of Novodevichy (Bogoroditse-Smolensky)
Convent on the side of pond. End of XVII century.


15 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 10 - Triumphal Arch

Moscow - Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch.
Architect O. Bove, sculptors I. Vitaly, I. Timofeev. 1827 - 1834.
Rebuilt as per design by V. Libson, D. Kulchinsky, N. Sobolev,
sculptor V. Glebov. 1966 - 1968.



13 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 9 - Moscow Kremlin

Moscow
Moscow
Domes of the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Moscow Kremlin.
1484 - 1489.


12 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 8 - MOSCOW

Moscow
Moscow
View of the Moscow Kremlin and Big Kamenny Bridge
on the side of Bersenevskaya embankment of the Moskva River.

11 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 7 - State Tretyakov Gallery

Moscow
State Tretyakov Gallery
State Tretyakov Gallery.
As per design by V. Vasnetsov. 1901 - 1903.



10 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 6 - Moscow State University

Москва
M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Московский государственный университет имени М.В.Ломоносова
  
Main building of the Moscow State University
named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Architects L. Rudnev, S. Chernishev, P. Abrosimov,
A. Khriakov, engineer V. Nasonov. 1953.
Monument to M.V. Lomonosov. Sculptor N. Tomsky. 1953.

Moscow (postcard set) 5 - Monument to Pushkin

Moscow
Monument to A. S. Pushkin on Pushkin Square.
 
Monument to A. S. Pushkin on Pushkin Square.
Sculptor A. Opekushin. 1880.


09 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 4 - Voskresensk Gate

Moscow
Voskresensk Gate
 Воскресенские ворота

Voskresensk (Iver) Gate. 1680.
Chapel of the icon of Our Lady of Iver. 1781.
The gate and chapel were rebuilt in 1994-1996.
Architect O. Zhurin.


08 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 3 - State Historical Museum

Moscow
State Historical Museum
  Государственный исторический музей
  
State Historical Museum.
Architekt V. Shervud, A. Popov, engineer A. Semenov. 1874 - 1883.
View of Manezhnaya Square.


06 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 2 / Arkhangel's Cathedral

Moscow
Arkhangel's Cathedral
Архангельский собор
 
Arkhangel's Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.
Architect Aleviz Friazin the New. 1505 - 1508.


05 April 2010

Moscow (postcard set) 1 - Spasskaza Tower

Spasskaya Tower
Спасская башня

Spasskaya (Savior's Tower of the Moscow Kremlin.
Architect Pietro Antonio Solari, 1490.

02 April 2010

MOSCOW (postcard set) Cover

Moscow / Москва
  
According to the ancient legend the settlements located within the
current Moscow, were owned by erstwhile prosperous boyar Stepan
Kuchko. Prince Yuri Dolgoruky when traveling from Kief to Vladimir
to meet his son Andrey passed along the estate of Kuchko who faced
the prince in an arrogant and unfriendly way. The grand prince
ordered to execute the disrespectful boyar and on his lands founded
a wooden city and called it Moskva-grad.
First Moscow is mentioned on the pages of Ipatievskaya manuscript
in 1147 when Suzdal prince Yuri Dolgoruky met there his ally prince
Sviatoslav Olgovich of Novgorod-Seversky principality. Sviatoslav
was in the Smolensk land when the envoys of Yuri Dolgoruky arrived
Saying: "...Welcome brother to Moscow".
More than eight centuries passed ever since. Moscow was under
construction, suffered fires, rebuilt again, extended... For several
occasions the enemies desolated and destroyed Moscow, but it
revived out of the ruins and ashes becoming more beautiful and
magnificent.
At all times Moscow was deservedly considered to be one of the
world's beautiful cities...