March 15-21, 2004
Scene From My Life
Monday - March 15, 2004
An 1817 exhibition center right next to Kremlin is on fire on the night following Russia's presidential election. Pretty wild.
Tuesday - March 16, 2004
Sredniy Kislovskiy Pereulok, one of those tiny narrow streets where it's always comparatively quiet. Here, it's easy to forget about that HUGE traffic jam just a minute away - easy to forget this is downtown Moscow on a weekday.
Wednesday - March 17, 2004
A little girl is waiting for her grandmother in the lobby of School #1232 on Kutuzovskiy Prospekt.
Thursday - March 18, 2004
Arbatskaya Square: This man asked me to take a picture of him and send it to his relatives in some small town far from Moscow. He said he was an Afghan War veteran. He did not ask me to spare a few rubles to help him buy his first morning drink - but this was implied because we were standing next to a cheap liquor store. He said he liked his portrait.
Friday - March 19, 2004
Nikitskiy Boulevard: These men work hard to keep Moscow clean!
Saturday - March 20, 2004
A Russian Orthodox church near Noviy Arbat. Just slightly over a decade ago, it was easy to walk by without really paying attention: churches were so inconspicuous in the Soviet times. Many were used as warehouses, some as gyms or recording studios. Many more were destroyed.
Sunday - March 21, 2004
I'm about 400 miles away from Moscow - back in St. Petersburg. The weather's horrible - windy, rainy - and each time we tried to attach the ADITL sign to something worth photographing, it'd fly away. At some point, we followed the sign through an archway and saw this lion sitting in the muddy and filthy courtyard. The sign should read: "A Day In The Life, Moscow (+St. Pete) -- Odin Den' Zhizni, Moskva (+Pityer)" - I'm sorry it turned out to be illegible...