Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tretyakov Gallery & around Moscow

The State Tretyakov Art Gallery, named for Pavel and Sergei Tretyakov, whose salon encouraged many Russian artists; upon the death of Sergei, Pavel founded Russia's first public museum of national art and donated their collection of 3500 paintings, drawings and sculptures to the city of Moscow.

A fountain in a nearby park, depicting framed paintings.

Along the Moskva (Moscow) River

An immense bronze statue of Peter the Great, founder of the first Russian navigational school, along the Moskva River

And, so, a final look at Moscow before we fly off to the Ukraine:

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