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.
the nice weather added to the beauty of the ornate facade of GUM store
A glimpse inside the store
this is a close up of the ornate roof of GUM. i love it, it's just outstanding, don't you think?