One friendly Russian+no agenda= a super amazing day at a place a bit off the beaten track. Was also lucky enough to witness a few wedding photo sessions here, and one semi-creepy but nonetheless amazing old market place.
A particularly friendly Russian gave me a boost over a locked fence to get this shot: (He later also tried to sell me a carpet from the inside of a rather suspicious storage unit, but was very charming about it).
The marketplace was shut-down for the most part, but I loved the sense of quiet over the place:
Old money, new money, I suppose:
There was a metal tree full of locks on the inside of the Kremlin, where couples had left their initials. (I’m assuming to pledge their love).
One of them:
Another view of the market and Kremlin:
A few charming t-shirts:
Probably my favorite from the day:
Two last shots of the place: (The sun came out for one).
I hit up the Kremlin and Red Square after, but this place did more for me. Moscow is big, bad, and challenging, but definitely worth the trip.