Red Square and St. Basils
Originally uploaded by Wordyeti.

When I get back to the U.S. I’m going to take this and a couple of the overexposed shots of St. Basil’s and do the whole HDR thing on them to get a better image.

Meanwhile, somehow this candy-cane confection of a religious shrine surprises me by still be extant, just yards away from the Kremlin … you’d think Stalin or his heirs woulda gotten rid of it. Behind this is the giant GUM department store, that for years was the only place you could find any decent consumer goods.

These days, it’s crammed full of Levis jeans, Adidas sneakers and German cutlery.