Today we walked around a lot

July 9th, 2008

We walked around Old Arbat which was just a million identical souvenir shops and not much else and New Arbat which is just a million huge shops selling perfume and electronics. It was certainly an impressively large street though! We had some Georgian food for lunch and flagged down a creaky Lada to take us to the Museum Of Applied, Decorative And Folk Art. I nearly had a stroke when the driver was simultaneously opening his window, changing the radio station and driving with his knees around a corner at great speed. Never mind the whole sitting in the private car of a total stranger aspect. My mum basically lolled at me the whole way, it’s just what you do in Moscow, but in future I’m taking the Metro!

(the death trap)

47 Comments

  1. liz says:

    what kind of camera do you use?

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    kris atomic says,

    July 10th, 2008 @ 8:12 am

    http://www.krisatomic.com/blog/?p=116
    :)

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  2. Emma says:

    Oh that food looks sooooo delish.

    Also – that picture of you is great because you kiiind of look like Scarlet Johanson in it AND I want to do my hair like that! How do you get it to stay on your head?!?!?!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 10th, 2008 @ 8:14 am

    It’s easy! I just make two plaits on the sides of my head, twist them up and pin them with a million bobby pins! :)

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  3. Katie says:

    I quite enjoy your blog, particularly your travel photos. I always find it interesting to see different parts of the world through someone else’s eyes, especially someone who takes good pictures. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 10th, 2008 @ 8:14 am

    Thank you Katie! x

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  4. Joanna says:

    You look gorgeous! Your hair is beautiful.

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  5. Irina says:

    This bus is so ugly!!! Where you has find it?Moccow is more modern!In such buses celebrate funerals only))

    This Wall devoted to singer?legend of russisn music/Victor Zoy

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    kris atomic says,

    July 10th, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    Haha, I saw about 5 of those old buses everywhere!

    & yes, I know! :)

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  6. Rachel says:

    I love that plaited hairstyle on you, it is so gorgeous, loving your snaps and your drawings as always to :D

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  7. Amanda says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous like that!!
    Everything looks beautiful, I’m insanely jealous.

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  8. BB says:

    Haha, I was going to say what’s already been said- the hair & glasses combo looks awesome!
    Have fun during the rest of your stay in Russia!

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  9. Mariam says:

    Those cars are amazingly sturdy, we have lots of them as cabs back home.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 10th, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    So I hear, but I was still fearing for my life a bit :P

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  10. kristina says:

    aw the picture of you is like the epitome of intellectual elegance.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 11th, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

    What a nice thing to say! thank you fellow kristina! x

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  11. kristina says:

    oops i forgot to include my url street style blog- http://www.therebelwaltz.blogspot.com

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  12. annahita says:

    wow, you are soo SOOO pretty.

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  13. picatoria says:

    I love your blog. You are incredibly talented in both drawing/painting/art making and photography. Your travel photos always make me want to go where you have been! Very nice work.

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  14. jo says:

    i’m so incredibly jelous (in a good way) of your hair and glasses :)

    love your photos, how do you do the white balance!? it´s beautiful.

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  15. July says:

    The picture of the death trap is so funny: my sister has travelled to Moscow a lot and always has funny stories to tell me about taxi drivers (anyone who wants to pick you up really – as you said) and being arrested by the police for crossing the street in the wrong place (and released only against a few roubles) …
    The portrait of you is so beautiful, so natural and fresh!

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  16. zuzupetal says:

    I love your hair like that. I want to try but I dont know if my hair is long enough yet haha.
    Did you get your name necklace online?

    -zuzu

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    kris atomic says,

    July 11th, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

    Thank you! You might be able to do a modified version, where you plait it into a crown without putting it in plaits first? If you know what I mean?
    My name necklace was made by a friend of my mother’s in Milan, so I’m afraid not. x

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    kristina says,

    July 12th, 2008 @ 1:10 am

    My hair is a little below my shoulders and my modified version is to make braids on each side of my head and criscross them, you get about the same effect.

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    kris atomic says,

    July 12th, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

    I do that too! Sometimes I crisscross, sometimes I do one in front of the other so it’s a double braid-crown.

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  17. Kate says:

    I love your glasses, where are they from?

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    Katherine says,

    July 11th, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

    I second that!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 11th, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

    Chanel :)

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    kris atomic says,

    July 11th, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Thanks! They’re Chanel. x

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    annahita says,

    July 12th, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    i think i have the exact same ones. they’re at least VEEERY similar. look:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/annahitas/20060317010.jpg

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    kris atomic says,

    July 12th, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

    Those are nice. Nearly the same! Mine have flower shape thing on the sides and tiny Cs. x

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  18. Penny says:

    I love your hairstyle here, my hair is too short to do it :(
    I especially like your photography x

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  19. anna says:

    your hair. it’s so amazing! and those glasses suit you so well.

    I just started reading your blog, and I have to say, it’s become one of my favorites!

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    kris atomic says,

    July 11th, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

    thank you so much anna! x

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  20. Jazzi says:

    Kris, you are so beautiful & I’ve definitely said it before – but I love your life haha!

    I’m pretty small, squeeze me in your suitcase one day?

    xo Jazzi

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  21. Daiane says:

    wow, as always, your photos are such an inspiration to me! i could stare at them for hours. i love the way you capture a moment, an instant, is truly mesmerising. love your braids, i should try the myself :)

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  22. maria says:

    oh! i wish i looked as cute as you in my glases :(

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  23. Angélica says:

    I always love your pictures & illustrations and I’m so jealous you’re in Russia right now! I have a Russian roommate and she gave me all these Russian chocolates, but I threw them away :( I should have tried them! They looked so fancy :)

    I also looove your hairstyle & glasses! I wanted that hairstyle since I was really little after I saw the movie “Heidi” in class :D So pretty!

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    Angélica says,

    July 13th, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

    after seeing is more correct than after I saw, I think ;)

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  24. Nato Tuke says:

    Ah!! How refreshing it is to see another canon5d user:) Check out the blog i just started http://www.natotuke.com/blog to see some shots ive been doing!

    Looks like you had a splendid trip. I was supposed to go to Moscow after traveling in Greece last summer but I had no time left and had to rush my move to California.

    One day..one day

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  25. A.n.E says:

    Wow Russia looks amazing! Do post up more photos of your experience for the rest of us.

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  26. I really like those glasses :)

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  27. ovamsoyday says:

    Tahnks for posting

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  28. Z says:

    I love your hair! Your picture are amazing!

    p.s. added you to my blog roll :)

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  29. Bob says:

    Despite being there for 3 days my entire experience on Moscow consisted of the walk from my hotel at the foreign ministry to the British Embassy every morning and an italian restaurant somewhere near the Old Arbat. I REALLY want to go back for another visit and actually see the place!

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  30. evelina says:

    i just found you blog!
    it’s fab! you look fantastic and you are extremly talented!
    hurray!

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  31. Ella says:

    that picture of you is soo pretty. i’ve been looking for glasses like that for ages. do you no anywere where i can find them and not have to pay £££££ for them?

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