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Valery Garkalin: "I used to live on the Yauza ..."
Once we were visited by friends from France. Their visit was organized by some official institution and they were taken to different tourist sites. They were taken to St. Petersburg and other cities, such as Suzdal. Now, before your friends went back to their Paris and Lyon, I asked them what the city of two capitals they liked better. My French friend replied: "Your Leningrad - ordinary European city, we have many of those. Yes, there are beautiful buildings, but we in Europe, too, there are any. But Moscow – we have and never seen anything like that." I remember I was very proud. But here today, the uniqueness of Moscow gradually face mercilessly destroyed ...
I am closely associated with that part of Moscow, where the proceeds Jauza. This landscape, where Andronicus Monastery, dear to me not only because I was born and lived, he is dear to me also because there is still there is Moscow, which, in essence, it should be. In Moscow that I could be born and live. Some areas now rebuilt so that ... Frankly, districts, today resembles the - my - Moscow, almost gone. ...More infoAndronievsky travel going into Volochaevskaya street, go to the house 11/15
I lived in a brick house in a communal apartment, close to the infinite Kursk Station ... The house was directly opposite the railway on which passed the train, I saw them from the windows. We lived in a communal apartment; on the one hand, there were two rooms that my parents occupied. The kitchen was at the end of the corridor. Views from windows were completely different: on the one hand - "Hammer and Sickle", on the other - Andronicus Monastery. Here is a combination of ancient architecture and Cubism - a combination of incongruous - it seems to me very much influenced me. ...More infoContinue down on Volochaevskaya street about 10 minutes, turn left after the tram stop
I lived on the Yauza; it was a factory area of Moscow. Everything that reminded about the old place - so it Andronicus Monastery. Its architecture and the landscape around it. Surrounding areas preserved old buildings; there was even a mansion – Stroganov's dacha. But my childhood place - it works "Monometr" DK Metrostroi. I went there to watch a movie. ...More infoGet down to Zolotorozhsky waterfront, cross Yauza on Tamozenny bridge turn and go on Niznyaa Syromyatnicheskaya street to Syromyatnichesky passage, turn right and then left in the 4th Syromyatnicheskiy lane.
In front of my house was a commune, where they worked blind people. There was a great yard, five-pointed, leaving aside Yauza embankment. There lived many of my friends. Houses of the 19th century went to the other direction. Here are the home to keep the spirit of Moscow, although they were quite inconspicuous, this Townhouse. ...More infoGo on the 4th Syromyatnichesky lane to Verhnyaa. Syromyatnicheskaya street and move towards Garden Ring, to the house on the corner of Zemlyannoy Val
"Ludmila" store was at Kurskaya ones. My classmates lived in this house once. The house called "House of the State Planning Commission." This nine-storey building, it was so avant-garde - in the midst of the Garden Ring. In addition, it seemed to me terribly beautiful. I only then realized that the building disfigured view of Moscow. And the embankment "disappeared", he suppressed all a ... ...More infoFollow Zemlyanoy Val to Kurskaya station of Arbat-Pokrovskaya line of the Moscow subway and go to Mayakovskaya station. You have to change lanes on Revolution Square Metro Station. Go to 3/1 Oruzeyny lane.
The area where I live - Mayakovka, 4th Tverskaya-Arms Lane, where all the houses demolished before the tunnel, which had been in the midst of the Garden Ring. There are a number of beautiful old street, Malaya Dmitrovka. And who just came to mind to put in the middle of this historic place monstrous remake ... I walk there - and my heart bleeds. Everything is blocked by this monster. ...More infoWe go on to 25 Oruzeyny Lane
25 Oruzeyny lane
Opposite the house the People's Commissariat (we had run out now) have a home - according to rumors, it gave the pilots apartments. My house has been 50 years, and these - earlier. There's generally a very nice quarter. The area I like it because it is quiet, though central. Tverskaya Street constant bustle and here on Tverskaya-- a completely different atmosphere. ...More infoGo to the house across Fadeev street
Near the place where I live, there is a very beautiful house, a well-known - the house on the street People's Commissariat Fadeev, 2, former 5th Tverskaya. I often go by, I admire his carvings. Have not you noticed that there are implicit arch? There were going to build a prospect, but never built. And on the other hand wanted to build a house, a mirror - and also did not have time, then later built. There was the idea of a large avenue, and rested Fadeev would Miusskaya area, but not in time. ...More infoOur walk is over. See you at the theater!
Tenement house of the Stroganov School for technical drawingMyasnitskaya street, 24
Rational and yet inspired project of Shechtel, which is associated with the names of S. Obraztsov, R. Simonov, I.Rerberg – this house is the "homeland of GOERLO” (the famous "Lenin's plan for electrification of Russia".
Lutheran (Evangelical) hospitalVorontsovo pole str., 14
If you go deep into the quarter between houses number 12 and 16 on Vorontsovo pole street, you can see a red- brick building with turrets and lancet windows, which resemble a medieval European architecture - Romanesque and Gothic style, at the same time in many details elements of Art Nouveau can be seen. This is a former building of Evangelical Hospital, built in the early twentieth century.