Today we walked around a lot

09 July 08

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)

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what kind of camera do you use?

Liz replied over 12 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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?!?!?!

emma replied over 12 years ago.

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! :)

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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!

Katie replied over 12 years ago.

Thank you Katie! x

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

You look gorgeous! Your hair is beautiful.

Joanna replied over 12 years ago.

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

Irina replied over 12 years ago.

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

& yes, I know! :)

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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

Rachel replied over 12 years ago.

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

Amanda replied over 12 years ago.

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!

BB replied over 12 years ago.

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

Mariam replied over 12 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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

kristina replied over 12 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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

kristina replied over 12 years ago.

wow, you are soo SOOO pretty.

annahita replied over 12 years ago.

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.

picatoria replied over 12 years ago.

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.

Jo replied over 12 years ago.

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!

July replied over 12 years ago.

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

zuzupetal replied over 12 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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.

kristina replied over 12 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

I love your glasses, where are they from?

Kate replied over 12 years ago.

I second that!

Katherine replied over 12 years ago.

Chanel :)

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

Thanks! They’re Chanel. x

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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

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

annahita replied over 12 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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

Penny replied over 12 years ago.

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!

Anna replied over 12 years ago.

thank you so much anna! x

kris atomic replied over 12 years ago.

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

Jazzi replied over 12 years ago.

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 :)

Daiane replied over 12 years ago.

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

maria replied over 12 years ago.

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!

Angelica replied over 12 years ago.

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

Angelica replied over 12 years ago.

Ah!! How refreshing it is to see another canon5d user:) Check out the blog i just started 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

Nato Tuke replied over 12 years ago.

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

A.n.E replied over 12 years ago.

I really like those glasses :)

Arthur Soares replied over 12 years ago.

Tahnks for posting

ovamsoyday replied over 12 years ago.

I love your hair! Your picture are amazing!

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

Z replied over 12 years ago.

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!

Bob replied over 12 years ago.

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

evelina replied over 12 years ago.

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?

Ella replied over 11 years ago.

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