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spikesgirl58
Jan. 3rd, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
The trees are so lovely. Here you are just getting all ready for Christmas and for us, it's all over. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Our holidays will last another four days.

I took that with the cell phone. I went skating in Red Square and took a few photos. There is a good skating rink there.
I found a good video on youtube, a festive Red Square in December:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSvM7T7Rnv8







Edited at 2014-01-04 03:06 pm (UTC)
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
At least it's gotten cold enough there for skating! I remember you were saying earlier that it was still unseasonably warm there.
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, now it's so, too! It's too warm and no snow. The rink in Red Square has synthetic ice that's why we went there. That rink is available from November till March, in any weather. The rink near my house is not working now - no snow. The weather broke all my plans to go skating and skiing during the holidays.
Something tells me that we will get all the snow in March or April…
spikesgirl58
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
How very odd. No snow in Moscow for Christmas. Is that a first for you?
open_channel_d
Jan. 5th, 2014 11:10 am (UTC)
This happens sometimes, but very rarely. It's not normal for us.
lgvu
Jan. 3rd, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
Lovely!
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad you liked it.
bluemeanybeany
Jan. 3rd, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
So beautiful, I think Moscow had the prettiest fireworks in the Global Competition this year. It just looks so pretty with them behind St Basil's Cathedral.
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, there are beautiful fireworks there. Also there is a good ice rink there now. But too small.
I found this on youtube, Red Square in December:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSvM7T7Rnv8


jkkitty
Jan. 3rd, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oh how lovely is that St Basil in the background in the first picture?
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is.
bonniejean1953
Jan. 3rd, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
Lovely, thank you for posting them. I love the lights on the trees and the buildings, it shows the season off beautifully.
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you, but so far we don't have snow enough. Who could think in Russia there wouldn't be snow in January?
bonniejean1953
Jan. 4th, 2014 04:03 pm (UTC)
WE just got a foot of snow, and expect more tomorrow... We could share!
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind making an exchange - we are supposed to have rain tomorrow :)
mrua7
Jan. 3rd, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! Wish I could see it for real someday, but unless I win a lottery that won't happen.Thanks for sharing your photos.
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)
Here is a festive Red Square in December. I found this video on youtube. You can even see some snow there (it had already melted).

loxleyprince
Jan. 4th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
Great photos!
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you, glad you liked it.
avery11
Jan. 4th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)
So gorgeous! How lucky you are to be close to such a spectacular place! I see Christmas lights on the trees--was this part of Moscow's New Year's Eve celebration?
open_channel_d
Jan. 4th, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
I took these photos the day before yesterday. Moscow looks that way since late December. Our holidays will last another four days. But I think Christmas lights will stay on the trees much longer.
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