Mountain views and sea life: Autumn photo displays in Moscow parks

October 1
Parks and pedestrian areas

The photo displays this autumn are featuring things such as Arctic whales, Russian landmarks, Great Patriotic War images and spectacular scenery taken around mansions. Park-goers will also be able to choose a pet from a picture. Moscow’s Department of Culture has got together outdoor themed exhibitions at 17 recreation areas all around the city. Wearing masks and observing social distancing is required. All events are free of charge.

Russia photo travel

Travel Russia National Photo Festival

Pictures from the Travel Russia national photo exhibition are on view near the beach in the Borisovskiye Prudy recreation area. The exposition, which will be on until 20 October, includes pictures of the Solovetsky Islands, Geyser (Blue) Lake in the Altai Republic, as well as an ancient village of Kozlovo where Karelians have preserved their culture, traditions and language for the past 400 years. There are also magnificent landscape photographs of Ryazan, Kasimov and Veliky Novgorod.

Stands with pictures of Arkhangelsk, Tyumen, Volgograd, Maykop and landmarks from other Russian cities located at the main stage of Sadovniki Park will be on display until 22 October.

Such views as the flowery slopes of the Rosa Khutor mountain resort will be on display at Kuzminki Park until 15 October. People will be able to take a virtual walk on a suspension bridge over a precipice, “climb” to Rosa Peak and “see” the Mendelikha waterfall park. Picture stands have been erected with these images on Kuzminki Park’s main square across from the stage.

Sea life is the theme at Severnoye Tushino Park where there are pictures of sea creatures from the Black, White, Okhotskoye, Sea of Japan and Pacific ocean. Rare photographs of the Arctic whale, sea hare and multicoloured cuttlefish are located near the Navy History Museum. The exposition will be on until 15 November.

Mansion scenery

Vladimir Lapovok. Kuskovo, 2001

Between 1 and 22 November the Mansions of Moscow and Moscow Region exhibition of photos of works by contemporary painter Vladimir Lapovok will take place at Vorontsovsky Park. The artist has been painting mansion scenery for over 20 years. The display in the Italian Garden includes his pictures of Ostankino, Kuskovo, Kuzminki, Tsaritsino, Vorontsovo and other mansions.

The Delicate Art exposition, which will start in Muzeon Park on the Krymskaya Embankment on 10 November, includes pictures of lace and glass items from the Russian Decorative Art Museum. Those interested will be able to learn about the history of the making of these things in Russia. The event will close on 23 December.

There’s a photo exposition in the main walkway of the Bauman Gardendevoted to the 100th anniversary of famous illustrator Leonid Vladimirsky, the author of the familiar images of fairy-tale characters. His illustrations of the wooden puppet Buratino (Pinocchio) in his striped cap from the book by Alexander Volkov, the characters of The Wizard of the Emerald City by Alexei Tolstoy and the poem Ruslan and Lyudmila by Alexander Pushkin, as well as characters from other books will be on   view between 4 November and 4 December.

Adopting a shelter pet

Yulia Ivanko,

Those who are thinking of adopting a shelter pet should head to a garden in Olonetsky Proyezd, where the Take Me Home photo exhibition of shelter animals will take place on the bridge over the Yauza River from 1 to 31 October. The QR labels attached near the pictures provide information about the animals from one of Moscow pet shelters. If any one of the animals appeals to a person, they can immediately phone the shelter keepers to arrange a visit. The telephone number is provided near the photo.

The City of the Caring: Communities exhibition is about Muscovites who do volunteer or charity work or collaborate with NGOs. It will be on in the Hermitage Garden across from the Novaya Opera Theatre and near the pond in Goncharovsky Park between 1 and 31 October. Throughout November, the exposition will be displayed near the hiring kiosk at the Bolshoi (Big) Pond in Angarskiye Prudy Park.

Football, volleyball, hockey and boxing fans will probably like the exposition in Sokolniki Park devoted to International Coaching Day celebrated on 30 October. The event will feature pictures from the personal archives of famous Russian coaches Stanislav Cherchesov, Yury Syomin, Vladimir Krikunov, Gadzhi Gadzhiyev, Eduard Kravtsov, Valery Nepomnyashchy and Alexei Verbov. The photos depicting the emptions of athletes and coaches during competitions will be displayed on the walkway near Fontannaya Square. This will take place between 15 and 31 October.

Wartime photography

Anatoly Arkhipov, 1943

Some of the pictures from the family archives of WWII photographer Anatoly Arkhipov will be presented at the 1941-1945 War in Focus exhibition on near the fountain in Lianozovsky Park until 15 October, as well as on the main walkway at Babushkinsky Park, where it will remain until 31 October.

Wartime photographs by Izvestia photojournalists will be displayed on the main walkway near CSKA Metro station in Khodynskoye Polye Park until 15 October. These pictures from the Izvestia archives made between 1941 and   1945 show soldiers on the battlefield, firing guns and the Victory salute on Red Square.

A photo project Heroes of Russia as Nobody Ever Saw Them is underway in four parks. It includes photographs of veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the heroes of modern Russia who defended Leningrad and Stalingrad, stormed Grozny, took part in the operation to liberate a school in Beslan seized by terrorists, fought in Afghanistan and broke spaceflight records. The exposition presented on Lipovaya Alley in Krasnaya Presnya Park will finish on 15 October and on fountain square in Tagansky Park will take place until 20 October. People visiting the Bauman Garden will be able to view these pictures in the middle of the park near the main walkway until 21 October, and those who prefer the Muzeon Arts Park should go to the Krymskaya Embankment event. This ends on 30 October.

This autumn Moscow parks have prepared a new quest, Walking the Parks. To fulfil its 15 tasks, the participants will have to take photos in the 15 specified recreation zones. The winners will receive wonderful prizes.


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