Moscow from the Ferris wheel

Ok, I’m back ) Spent 8 days in Moscow and looks like I survived it!
In the first 3 days I had some free time and could drive around, do some shopping and see Moscow from the tourist perspective, which was interesting. In the last 4 days I was working on Igromir, it’s a Russian game convention, and the experience there was very awesome, a lot of surprises though, but I returned back tired and happy)

So, back to today’s pictures. In the first day in Moscow we went to the “All-Russian exhibition center” how it’s called in English, ВДНХ in Russian. It’s a huge exhibition area in this Soviet Union style – golden statues of workers and peasants holding rye and sickles, fountains, huge marble buildings with Soviet emblems on top. This area must attract a lot of tourists, but it’s located too far from the city center. In Soviet times each pavilion there was dedicated to one country of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and to some friendly countries like. In old times representatives from those countries showed and sold local goods in these pavilions.

Right now there is no real distinction by countries inside the pavilions, but still they carry the names of old republics. In that area it’s best to buy medical goods, handcraft stuff like bead or textiles, honey and the most tasty Russian doughnuts in the world )

Also there is an amusement park and we couldn’t resist the 75-meter Ferris wheel since the weather was so good. We took the open cabin and omg I didn’ know it would be that scary ) But I looked mostly through the camera and survived )

This is not the type of cabin we had. What we had was basically a chair with straps hanging on the height of 75 meters.

On this picture you can see few open cabins

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  • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

    Great view – glad you had fun, but:
    “straps hanging on the height of 75 meters”

    Screw everything about this :D

    • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

      Are u afraid of heights?)) i am not, but I really had a panic attack there )) good memories though.

      • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

        Nah, not afraid at all, but I’m a bit of a control freak and don’t always trust people to properly maintain things like that – especially rides which are taking thousands of people every day non-stop!

        • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

          Yeah, but sometimes it seems like a good idea to take a wild risk. But when the cabin leaves the ground and there is no way to get out before it lands u are like – oh shit!

          • http://fiveeurofood.com Charles Smith

            It’s never a good idea to take a wild risk. Take sky-diving for example. Jumping out of a plane and relying on some backpack of fabric to slow you down? Fuck everything about that!

          • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

            Haha thats why people do it – to try the fate) the most scary part about it is that u cant stop it and if u start u have to go through to

          • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

            Haha thats why people do it – to try the fate) the most scary part about it is that u cant stop it and if u start u have to go through to

          • http://www.blackiewarner.com Blackie Warner

            Haha thats why people do it – to try the fate) the most scary part about it is that u cant stop it and if u start u have to go through to the end.

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