Moskou, 1 april
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Today I started at 10 am. I took the metro to Chisty Prudy. From here you can walk along a wide boulevard with a park in the middle: The Boulevard ring. You come across theaters, nice buildings and offcourse some churches and monastaries. In de small parks were some statues. The one I liked was of the wife of Lenin. According to my guidebook, she was his first adviser.
The Rozhdestvensky monastary looks beautiful from outside the wall. I want to have a closer look, but inside the grounds they are restoring and I'm not able to get closer, unfortunatly.
The sun is out again today, so now and then I stop and rest on a bench in the park. It's nice to sit there and watch the people pass by. They all feel spring is coming. Skirts are shorter, coats are not as warm and some even dare to walk in just a T-shirt.
I end up at Ulitsa Arbat again and spot a Starbucks. This mite be the only one in Moskou. I'm tiered and deserve some coffee. I take a seat near the window. In the time I'm there, about 5 times Americans come in. They look relieved and there is even a copple that sighs: "This finaly feels like home." Most of them have there picture taken in front of the store.
Sunday Barbara and I were in the garden of the Modern art museum and there were sculptures by Mr Tsereteli. I really liked them, so I decide to visit his museum. It's a very big building full of his art. He doesn't only make sculpures, but also displays and paintings. I really enjoy myself looking at all this art. When I get home I like to find out more about this guy.
After this culturale break it's time for a sun break as well. I walk back to the big catherdral along the water and just enjoy the warm sun. I also take a look inside the church. It's beautiful, spacious and big inside.
At the end of the day I take the metro almost to the end of the orange line to have a look at the All-Russia exhibition centre. It's a very strange place, a park. There are a lot of buildings build in different styles. Some are really beautiful. In the Soviet times it was to show the Russian people what they were cappable of in farming, fishing, building ect. Now all the buildings are turned into stores and there is an amusement park. There is loud music from speakers and a lot of people where inline skating, cycling or just sitting in the sun. A strange place.
Barbara and I decide to have diner at home tonight. We read a bit, watched BBC world and called it an early night.