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This is the second thread with pics from my trip to Moscow. I will concentrate here on the beautiful views from Hotel Ukraina, where I stayed.

The first part can be found here: Moscow, Sept 2004 - from the air + airport-hotel route

This is the hotel. It's my favorite Stalin highrise.



You can see where my room was located :banana: Up there I felt like in paradise :)



My room



The view from it rocks ;)

 

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A pano taken from my hotel room :eek:

 

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Two maps for better orientation:





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Time for the views. Not many comments from my side in this thread. The pictures speak for themselves :)

Views from my hotel room, just after arrival:

White House and the Stalin-gothic residential at Kudrinskaya Square



New Arbat (street) with the characteristic highrises, built in the 60's



Mayor Office, former SEV (Comecon) building. Comecon was the socialist trading bloc...



A little bit later





Stalin-gothic residential highrise at Kotelnicheskaya and the new-built Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.



Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Stalin-gothic Ministry of Foreign Affairs



White House again



Mayor Office. In the background two Stalin-gothic highrises: the Leningradskaya Hotel and the Transport Construction Ministry.



Ostankino TV-tower



New Arbat at late night



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Two pics taken from the corridor (through dirty windows):

Kiev train station. In the background Luzhniki Bridge and Luzhniki Stadium.



The Triumph Palace



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Sunrise next day seen from my hotel room:



Morning views from my room:

Mayor Office. In the background two Stalin-gothic highrises: the Leningradskaya Hotel and the Transport Construction Ministry.









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After breakfast I went up this stairs to the outlook terrace at the 31th floor (my room was on the 28th):



Pics in clock-wise order (from south-east to north-east):

Moscow River and the Stalin-gothic Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Moscow University



Sparrow Hills highrises



Intersection of the green Ukraine Avenue and Kutuzovsky Prospekt. The University and the Sparrow Hills highrises in the background.



Closer look at Kutuzovsky Prospekt



Ukrainian Avenue next to the Hotel



Two towers at IBC (International Business Centre), the place where Moscows tallest skyscrapers are currently being built. The tower on the left side is "Tower 2000". The one on the right side is the Block A (the lowest one) of the "Naberezhnaya Tower". In the background the Edelweiss residential can be seen.



IBC construction ground



World Trade Center by the Moscow River.



New buildings at Shchukino district. Scarlet Sails etc.



Moscow River and the Triumph Palace





View to the north-east



Ostankino TV-tower appears at distance



:)



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Time for some night views:

Stalin-gothic residential highrise at Kotelnicheskaya and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour



Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs



The Moscow University





The 2 towers at IBC



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Sunrise views on the next day from the hotel corridor:

Kiev Train Station



Kutuzovsky Prospekt. The University and the Sparrow Hills highrises.



The University at the Sparrow Hills (formerly Lenin Hills)



Sparrow Hills highrises



Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Sparrow Hills highrises and the 2 towers at IBC



Two towers at IBC



Triumph Palace



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And finally a sunrise seen from my room :):













I hope that you enjoyed Moscow from Hotel Ukraina :cheers:
 

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Thank you for you comments :) I'm glad you liked it :cheers:

Must be some of my bests panoramic photos. Hotel Ukraina is simply a great place in a great city :yes:. The views gave me a real adrenaline kick :eek:

doc said:
Even despite Moscow architectural chaos she looks astonishing
I wouldn't say that Moscow looks chaotic. At least Warsaw is more chaotic...

sOmeOne said:
I hope you don't mind me saving them on my hard drive :)
just don't forget to give the map a "correct" name ;)

coth said:
but where is part 1? may be I missed something?
It will come tomorrow... (probably) don't worry... But this was probably the best part of my story :) And I have to pay you a tribute for the great work you are doing in the Projects section :master: It really helped me a lot to find out what I have seen and photographed in Moscow :)

coth said:
I will :)
 

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^thank you all for your comments :)


I was lucky to visit Moscow once again :) Here comes a small addition of pictures :)

Early morning shots from my room window. As you can see, this time I got a room at a very low level (14th floor) ;)



New Arbat bridge and street:



View towards the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:



The Ministry and the twin hotels, Belgrade and Golden Ring:



Time to go up to the outlook terrace :) On the top of the hotel there is a small pub from which you can enter the terrace:



Standing on the terrace you have Moscow under your feet:



View across the river. Ostankino tv-tower in the background:



Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The new Swissotel can be seen between them in the background:



The Ministry, metro bridge and the twin hotels, Belgrade and Golden Ring:



Kutuzovsky Prospekt (the wide street). The University building can be seen in the background:



University building:



Artistic :) view towards Edelweiss building and IBC:



IBC:







Shchukino district:



The Triumph Palace. Something big is being constructed in front of it...



And finally some night views from the terrace.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the metro bridge:



Kiev railway station:



Kutuzovsky Prospekt (the wide street). The University building can be seen in the background:



And finally the IBC area:







And that's all for now. Hope you enjoyed it :cheers:
New picture threads from my last visit to Moscow will come soon...
 

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Sergei said:
You MUST post these in EE! :colgate:
I thought it wasn't necessary to duplicate my Moscow threads in EE. But if you say so... :) I'll maybe it there tomorrow.
 

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Thank you for your comments :cheers:

Singidunum said:
You should create new thread in Your Photos section instead of filling old ones. Especially with photos from the street.
I will create new threads with pix from my Moscow walks. I just decided to add the panorama pictures and the airport-hotel pictures to the existing threads, as there were not so many of them.

Pan_Stanislav said:
BTW, can anyone tell me, what is "Hreshatyk" of Moscow? The main, most important street?
Tverskaya - the main big shopping street. Arbat - the street for strolling among artist and musicians. Hreshatyk is IMO kind of those 2 in 1. When it is closed for traffic during the weekends it becames more Arbat than Tverskaya.

Moscow's "Independence Square" is Maneznaya Ploshchad (between Tverskaya and Kremlin) with its underground shopping mall Ochotnyj Riad :)

Pan_Stanislav said:
Thanks. Any pics? Or a link to pics?

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My next thread will be entirely devoted to Tverskaya street :) Here are 2 pix from it:



 
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