Because I have been taking my sweet time with finishing up the text for my next post (three posts, actually — I am multitasking and procrastinating at the same time), a fellow blogger challenged me to put up some photos of Moscow in the meantime. The result is also a celebration of major personal achievement, namely — remembering to take my camera with me when I leave the house.
Yesterday morning I had to run some errands around town, and came across these three fun examples of the Moscow street art.
A mural on the side of a 19th-century apartment building. I have absolutely no idea what this alien-looking thing is or why is it there.
This installation spells out the name of the neighborhood where it is located. I think the graffiti fits in very well with the piece. The CPETEHKA/ Sretenka neighborhood is busy and charming, and follows the eponymous street — one of the oldest streets in Moscow. Here is some great history of the area, for Russian readers.
A mural in Sretenka. It is actually an advertisement for Ahmad Tea (a UK brand) and uses mostly Alice in Wonderland imagery.