Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, August 16, 2010

My World Tuesday - Gum Store on Red Square, Moscow

While in Moscow, we paid a visit to the huge GUM Store (pronounced goom), an upscale shopping mall that occupies almost the entire eastern side of the Red Square. It features an array of designer and boutique stores, souvenir stands and gourmet corners on all three levels. For me it was lovely to just stroll around, as all these shops seem so expensive and glamorous, definitely not the place to buy your souvenirs. I considered it a tourist trap with high-prices for foreigners but what else can you expect from a prestigious mall that stands right on the Red Square. Even if you don't intend to buy anything, it is still worth to take a walk inside and appreciate the rich architectural designs of the place, the most notable ones include the glass roof and the fountain.

Here are a few of my favourite shots for your viewing pleasure.

DSC_0185
the nice weather added to the beauty of the ornate facade of GUM store


DSC_0229DSC_0227
A glimpse inside the store


DSC_0190
this is a close up of the ornate roof of GUM. i love it, it's just outstanding, don't you think?


27 comments:

  1. Haha :D A tourist trap? Now that sound so right!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeah! The whole building and its architecture is simply..mesmerizing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. By the way...the pink leaves/flowers in the mall...what are they? Sakura? Are they real?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, I am in Russia now.

    What a nice building.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Tekkaus,

    those cherry blossoms can be seen blooming everywhere in the store. yes, it's a smattering of real cherry blossoms.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like very much the first photo. I'm just crazy about architectural designs. I'm good to strolling around too when I see it's too pricey to buy souvenirs. Now I know Moscow has a lot to show off too.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! That is one awesome shopping mall! And what a prestigious location as well! Your photos are terrific! Love the beautiful skies! Looks as though you've had a great trip! Thanks for sharing the fun! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful design for a mall full of character. With pink blossoms, I assume it is Spring and possibly before the heat wave and smoke. It’s nice to see pictures of Moscow from the slightly different perspective of your lovely photos!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those are great shots and what a beautiful place that is. The architecture would definitely make it worthwhile to visit.

    ReplyDelete
  10. very impressive. i am amazed at the architecture in europe. so very different from asian architecture.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks like a beautiful experience. Great photos.

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are great photos of the Red Square. What a wonderful place to visit! Those pink blooms add an accent to the ceilings!

    ReplyDelete
  13. The architecture of shopping malls is amazing. Beautiful shots.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I guess the European love fountains as part of their decors :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My WordPress Blog

    Seen om My World Tuesday

    ReplyDelete
  16. Stunning! I have absolutely to go to Moscow and visit this town !

    ReplyDelete
  17. gorgeous facade, its so well preserved outside and yet so modern inside, although i see alot of nice interior and old details that were maintain, very nice

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow! Beautiful shots, as usual!

    Love the ornate roof of GUM! : )

    ReplyDelete
  19. That's a very attractive mall and you were fortunate to see it without the smoke that is now troubling Moscow.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Very prestigious looking indeed. Beautiful shots.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful captures, I may never visit this place... thank you so much for these precious shots. :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh, wow.
    I love the understated colors in the second and third one.

    I LOVE that sky in the first pic!

    ReplyDelete