Almost wrote "Back from USSR" but that would be so cliche!!! (For those of us old enough to remember the song...)
Anyway, it was great. We spent most of the time in the Moscow province and three days in the city. As a proper ex-Russian returning to visit the former motherland, I took pictures of birch-trees. Haven't seen them for ages! Hi girls (Berioza is a "she" in Russian).
Typical - no makeup and a cat. And great weather, didn't sweat even once.
Dogs were there as well.
Visited the Red Square of course.
Had lunch at a Firemen' pub.
Wandered about. Isn't it nice? The guy behind me in an orange vest is power-washing the alley.
Look at this subway station!!! Paris metro, eat your heart out.
Moscow is full of surprises. Like this one.
The last photo I took was of this mountain ash. So brightly nostalgic.
OK, I have about 150 photos but I'm not going to post them all obviously!!!
It was a nice break from the Middle Eastern heat and general disorder.
Oh and the H&M store in Moscow is an identical twin of the Tel Aviv - Azrieli branch!