The Old Arbat Street (Part 1)12.10.2016
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Princess Turandot Statue
The golden ballerina you can see next to the theatre is the beautiful Princess Turandot, whose intrigue inspired Puccini.
Viktor Tsoy's Wall of Tribute
The wall at the angle of the Arbat street and Krivoarbatsky alley is dedicated to the famous Soviet rock band Кино (Kino). Unfortunately, so many graffitis have been made, that it is quite impossible to see anything. Nowadays, young people still come here to leave a message, sing and drink together.
Artists and Musicians of the Old Arbat
The atmosphere of the Old Arbat would not be the same without the musicians, portraitists and booksellers you can meet along your walk. They are the soul of the street, its memory. They just bring that festive and relaxing feeling, an invitation to sat at and relax at the terrace of one of the many trendy caf?s that lined the street, and why not to share a drink with famous figures from the past!
Across the street, this heavy grey neo-gothic building is Центральный Дом Актёра (the Central House of Actors). It was build during the Soviet era and housed the apparatchiks of the capital. If you look up, you'll see two knights in armour, one on each side of the building, keeping a watchful eye on the house.
The Blue Trolleybus
The last destination of Синий Троллейбус (The Blue Trolleybus) is not a bad one. It was brought here in 2009 and became bard-cafe, a place where you can have a snack, enjoy a drink and discover Russian bards live.
Today we continue our journey through the magnificent sights of the Old Arbat street.