An entrance, above. Below, the entire building. . . Over two city blocks:
Here are some interior photos:
The building has been a shopping mall for the last 150 years, as you can see by the back stairs:
They have functioning "historic" toilets ( their word for restroom):
And the oldest and largest supermarket in Russia:
A display of goodies in the shop. . .
A few more photos of Moscow on the way to the GUM:
Gorgeous building just around the corner from the GUM:
Our hotel for the last two nights: Peter the 1st:
You are well on your way to mastering the language. I will dedicate an entire post to it soon.
The hotel, although it looks classy, was moderately priced for its type. Here are a couple more photos:
The front desk:
And of course the handsome Peter the 1st himself!
Our driver Andrey, who drove us from the airport and around Vladimir and Kovrov also took us to the docking area for our AMAWaterways river cruise. Here he is with our family:
And here is AMAKaterina, our home for the next 12 days, waiting for us:
And a peek into our lobby from the 3rd floor: