Ornate grocery store

Sometimes, it’s the interesting quirks that make a holiday enjoyable. ┬áSo, yes, we set out to see an ornate grocery store, known as

Yeliseev’s Food Hall (Yeliseevskiy Gastronom)

Now that is a ceiling
Now that is a ceiling
Awww pretty blue pretend flowers that are really choccies. What's not to like?
Awww pretty blue pretend flowers that are really choccies. What’s not to like?
This store was not built in a day
This store was not built in a day
Just wow right?
Just wow right?

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Just to prove that there were shelves and food
Just to prove that there were shelves and food

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Readers and librarians... here you go!
Readers and librarians… here you go!
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Those eyes are suggesting you pick up a drink

Moscow landmarks in photos

Nothing makes me think Russia like a ballerina
Nothing makes me think Russia like a ballerina
This seemed like a fitting entry to Red square - grand gates and a serious fella on his horse (in statue form)
This seemed like a fitting entry to Red square – grand gates and a serious fella on his horse (in statue form)
The red behind red square!
The red behind red square!
By seeing Moscow second, well, we'd seen Onion Domes. This just did wow me the way I'd hoped after Saviour of Spilt Blood
By seeing Moscow second, well, we’d seen Onion Domes. This just did wow me the way I’d hoped after Saviour of Spilt Blood
Ornate shopping centre, and being summer, gardens inside (and out)
Ornate shopping centre, and being summer, gardens inside (and out)
Less traditional babushkas!
Less traditional babushkas!
We saw this cat/fish style a little - sorta strange to me!
We saw this cat/fish style a little – sorta strange to me!
And for the children
And for the children
I wished I'd know the story of rubbing this guy - he feels like he's a magican
I wished I’d know the story of rubbing this guy – he feels like he’s a magican
The green cabin was a place for blessings
The green cabin was a place for blessings
So what was a snapshot of the development around Red Square, well those buses has Olympic flags in their windows... seems the (dimished) Russian team was bring farewelled in the Kremlin the same day we were there
So what was a snapshot of the development around Red Square, well those buses has Olympic flags in their windows… seems the (dimished) Russian team was bring farewelled in the Kremlin the same day we were there
And the press, talking about the Russian Olympic's team send off
And the press, talking about the Russian Olympic’s team send off