Moscow Colour Journal

Recently, I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to hop on a plane from London to visit my sister in Moscow. It was a short trip, having been 3 days, but it was enough for me to catch a feel of the culture and lifestyle of the wonderful world of Russia. Having never been to Russia before, it was all very new to me; in fact I found myself feeling rather awkward not being able to speak any of the language and therefore struggling to read the signs and menus. Thankfully my sister was there to help, and for the most part my parents and I managed our way around the city by pointing and making hand gestures.

To describe Moscow in a word? Edgy. Literally. The hard edges and angles of the buildings that make up the city space. What struck me the most about the city, was the architecture – as I have photographed for you to have a look below. The governmental buildings, hotels, theatres, the lot!

Normally I don’t log my travels other than a few funky Instagram photos (cheeky self promotion – go on, you know you want to), but I decided to take it a step further this time and make colour palettes! I’m feeling extra today, enjoy it.

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St. Basil’s Cathedral
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Red Square
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Kremlin
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Changing of the Guards at the Kremlin

When one imagines Moscow, most of the time I doubt the scene involves sunshine. But we got lucky with the weather because it was sunny and hot – I even got a migraine from the heat at one point, no thanks to my sunshine deficient London lifestyle. With the sun out, the city was vibrant and full of life. Acapella singers and buskers played their music and people were walking down the streets eating ice cream. Moscow was shining in it’s glory.

As a result, the colours of Moscow were roaring with energy, so I took the time to create some colour palettes, just to highlight what I felt were impressionable elements of the various attractions of the city. I left Moscow with a new understanding of the Russian people ,and the culture in which they thrive in. It was an experience that I hope to relive one day when I return!

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Church
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Metro

 

Have a lovely weekend!

P.S; Get yourself to Russia this summer!

Love,

Sian xxx

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