Yesterday it rained all day

July 12th, 2008

So we went to the Kremlin Armoury and looked at a lot of very grand and shiny things. Tiny portrait miniatures set in wine goblets, keepsake boxes carved from ivory, silver pocket watches, beautiful fabric fans, jewelled hat pins, antique lace fans, costumes of old Emperors and Empresses and gigantic royal carriages. Needless to say I liked it a lot! Irritatingly, photography wasn’t allowed (I seethe whenever I go to a museum that enforces that rule) but there are some photos on flickr that you can have a look at. Their website is also fairly decent, and shows some of the exhibits.


  1. Johanna says:

    I really like this pictures


  2. WendyB says:

    That umbrella/rain photo is nice!


  3. annahita says:

    i love summer rain. it all looks beautiful. i want to go there!


  4. forevergirl says:

    I love the colors you get even on an overcast day. What kind of camera/film do you use?


  5. Daiane says:

    I love those paper windmills. your decription sounds so great you make me wish i’d someday go there too! and the colored umbrellas match the flowers :)
    didn’t the people in the metro mind of you taking pics? i tried it once but they stared at me so badly i gave up the idea after two totally random shots.


  6. Rina says:

    Hi Kris!, I love your blog, your illustrations, and pictures, everything is so inspiring and beautiful. Of course I loved these pictures, the umbrellas photograph is my favorite.


  7. Karima says:

    you take the most beautiful pictures.


  8. dell says:

    I’m enjoying your photo tour in lieu of the real thing.
    MORE please!


  9. Rita says:

    There’s few things I dislike more passionately than the “no photography allowed” rule whenever I visit a museum or exposition. Glad to see I’m not the only one!
    Anyway, I’ve been loving your Moscow trip and your photography, keep sharing!


  10. ania says:

    are u stay in moscow now.
    i whant take same photos of u
    for my project about fashion bloggers!!!


  11. meighan says:

    your photos are always so beautiful.
    i love how you turn ordinary everyday objects into beauty.
    p.s. your daily drawings are looking so great as usual!


  12. Karima says:

    me again, i have given you the brillante award – check details on my blog, if you haven’t been awarded already!


  13. Emily says:

    Heey, I enjoy your illustrations, and i was wondering if i could use one in a layout?


  14. Danette says:

    I love the shiny-sparkly-wetness of it all, especially the pinwheels. Oh, how I miss the rain.
    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.


  15. julia says:

    wow russia looks soo pretty! u take good photo’s and you drawing are AMASING you super talented :)

    i was wondering if i could make layouts & such using ur photos & drawing by editing them but i would CREDIT you? please let me know !!



  16. Le Fashion says:

    Love your blog!!

    What kind of camera are you using?


  17. hazel says:

    kris, your blog is AMAZING. it’s one of the few blogs i (dorkily) check everyday! please keep up your lovely artwork and photographs!!!


  18. Rebecca says:

    Hey, this is ivori from livejournal. I added a link to your blog on my mine I hope you don’t mind.


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