Phoebe’s Moscow Schedule – October 2011 -
Sunday 2nd October 2011 (1.35am – arrive at Domodedovo)
11am – Moscow for beginners. Meet outside Macdonalds on Tverskoi Bulvar near Tverskaya metro (NB NOT the Macdonalds on Tverskaya) for a classic stroll through the heart of town – Tverskoi Bulvar, past the conservatory down to Alexandrovsky gardens, over the bridge to Bolotnaya and lunch somewhere in Zamoskvarechye. Arriving at Novokuznetskaya metro around 2pm (or earlier if you need to). About 5km, medium.
A chilly start, but brisk - thanks to our power walkers... lunch in Grabli and the first books of the week sold... a tentative start.
2.30pm – Meet outside Novokuznetskaya metro (near the Adam and Eve fountain) for further exploration of the Zamoskvarechye area, passing lots of beautiful churches and finishing in the sculpture garden near the new Tretyakov around 5pm. (fairly close to Oktyabrskaya/Park Kulturi metros) About 5 km, medium.
Cheered up as went round some old favourites, including
5.30pm – meet outside the main gates to Gorky Park for an evening stroll through Gorky Park and Nyeskuchny Sad up to Sparrow Hills to watch the sun set… about 7km, medium-fast… arriving at Vorobyovy Gory metro around 8pm??
Monday 3rd October
10am ‘Iconic Taganka’. Meet in or near Le Pain Quotidien close to Taganskaya metro (Nizhnaya Radishevskaya, 5, bld.3) for a stroll through the streets of this interesting area of town, ending at Rimskaya metro station around 1pm with coffee if we’re lucky somewhere en route. 5km, medium.
2pm ‘Felt boots and ballet slippers’. Meet in Pelmeshka café outside Proletarskaya metro (purple line) for a wander through some of Mocsow’s industrial neighbourhoods with their hidden treasures, passing the Novospassky convent, felt boots shop. (Possibly popping into the Theatrical museum if it’s open and there is time). Ending at Paveletskaya metro at 5pm. 4km, medium-slow.
Tuesday 1.30pm – ‘Wooden wonders of Kolomenskoe’ meet outside the Orbit Cinema at Kolomenskaya metro (follow signs to KT Orbita) for a stroll through this beautiful park, stopping off at the log cabin cafes and ending at Kashirskaya metro around 4.30pm.
Thursday 1pm – meet in or near the Starlite Diner in the Aquarium Gardens near Mayakovskaya metro for a stroll around ‘Shekhtel’s castles’ in the Patriarch’s Ponds area. 4km, medium-slow … Finishing near Tverskaya metro around 3.30pm.
6.30-9pm - Launch party in Petrovka studio; followed by pub crawl – email email@example.com if you’d like to come…
Friday 7th October - a stroll through the Pokrovsky Park (sturdy footwear probably needed!)…Meet outside AAS main gates at 10am.
1.15pm Meet outside AAS for another walk/tram ride through the parks, all the way to Serebryany Bor where there will be another informal launch party at 4.30-6.30pm.