Friday, October 31, 2008

Strolling Krasnaya

Tom and I were down on the main street last Sunday and we were able to see the changing of the guards!!  The men are dressed as traditional Cossacks.  Click here to read more about Cossacks.  We have never seen this before and from the reaction of the crowd standing around to watch and take pictures it was new for a lot of people! 

Walking on Krasnaya Street (which means red street) is definitely a cultural experience.  The street is closed to car traffic Friday through Sunday.  It is fun to see families out walking together, hear all the street bands along the way and check out the sights and sounds of our city.  You can also collect flyers from all the businesses who send people out to walk the street to advertise for them. 

I think Tom is planning to do a pastel of these photos... when he finishes I will post the results!


  1. We love walking as a family down that street every chance we get. Sadly, we've done it quite a bit less this year. Oh, and to anwer your question, we've only gone to the botanical gardens once... with the kiddos it just is a hard trip on public transport since we have to use at least two to get out there...

  2. Just wanted to let you know that the Giving Thanks challenge starts today. I hope you'll be able to participate again this year!

    ~ Leah