From the Park of Culture to Arbat
From the metro station “Park Kultury” we will go towards the Arbat, where we will lost in the labyrinths and intricacies of the Arbat lanes. The walk will take place along the lanes of the Zyemlyanoy Gorod, past the buildings of the XVII – XXI centuries. We will see or try to imagine Moscow of the different centuries: the architectural curiosities, the modest mansions and the masterpieces of architecture. Moscow will appear before us not only de visu, but also in old photographs that preserved the landscapes of our city, which no longer exist in reality.
How did Muscovites of the XIX century see Moscow? How do we see our city? What is preserved from the old Moscow, is this enough to save the continuity of the architecture? What can you see in the old Moscow lanes? The Mansions, homesteads, profitable houses, churches, as well as places where they stood in the past – all this on a walk from Ostozhenka to the Arbat.
Moscow was a completely different, human-scaled, with distant views suddenly opening up in the gaps between the houses. We will see also modern buildings, the authors of which with different success enter their creations in the structure of the old houses or oppose them to the surrounding buildings.
The walk ends at the middle of the Arbat.