Tuesday, November 20, 2007

7 sisters

Those who've never set foot in Moscow may not have heard these 7 major landmarks of the city scape, built during Stalin's presidency...

Having grown up during the cold war, i had always opposed Russia to the United States, Moscow to New York.. So it came quite as a surprise to me to discover how much similar they actually were; the long and wide avenues, the pointy skyscrapers reminding me of the Empire State building... everything, even the old cars suddenly appeared to me as a copy of the America of the 50's, like passed through a black and white /communist filter!

Very cliché, i know.. but clichés are often what shape your perception of the world!

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