Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving

It rained ice and snow the day before, but the sun came out Thanksgiving morning, and all the buildings turned warm cream and raisin yellow. Sometimes you forget about colors in Moscow winters because it’s so dark, but you remember … Continue reading

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Concert Rehearsal at the Bolshoi

This is one thing I love about winter in Moscow; about my job; about life here. The auditorium glows red velvet and gold-encrusted balconies like a cavern filled with the czar’s lost imperial treasure. Leaning over the baulstrade, our faces … Continue reading

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November links

The sky is gray, the air is cold, and Saturday is here! I actually took a nap today and it was fantastic! How is your weekend going? A colorful weekend roundup for you on this gray-sky November Saturday: 1) I … Continue reading

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Winter’s here!

Winter blew into Moscow this week. It started with a crystal-bright cold snap: And then it snowed! (so I leaned out the window to take some pictures) Annie Dillard on winter: “Outside, everything has opened up. Winter clear-cuts and reseeds … Continue reading

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