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Did you ever know that the perhaps most beautiful mall on the world is in Moscow

2011.08.01
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No woman should say "he was in GUM and has not photographed anything for me"
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GUM (department store)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The GUM façade faces Red Square.
GUM (Russian: ГУМ, pronounced as goom, as abbreviation of the Russian: Главный универсальный магазин Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin, meaning "main universal store") is the name of the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union, known as State Department Store (Russian: Государственный универсальный магазин, Gosudarstvennyi Universalnyi Magazin) during the Soviet times. Similar-named stores were in some Soviet republics and post-Soviet states. The most famous GUM is a large store in the Kitai-gorod part of Moscow, facing Red Square. It is actually a shopping mall. Prior to the 1920s the place was known as the Upper Trading Rows
With the façade extending for 242 m (794 ft) along the eastern side of Red Square, the Upper Trading Rows were built between 1890 and 1893 by Alexander Pomerantsev (responsible for architecture) and Vladimir Shukhov (responsible for engineering). The trapezoidal building features an interesting combination of elements of Russian medieval architecture and a steel framework and glass roof, a similar style to the great 19th century train stations of London. Nearby, also facing Red Square, is a very similar building, known formerly as the Middle Trading Rows.
5 Comments
ArtBee Wow that is the most magnificent mall I have ever seen! I wouldn't mind going shopping so much in this place. What a magnificent structure!
ArtBee · 2011-08-01: 08:38
honzicek Nice!
honzicek · 2011-08-01: 13:32
????? Gorgeous! Though I heard in communist times it was more for show. Only the elitist of the elite and the tourists could afford to buy anything there. By us, it's the TzUM -- Tzentralni (Central) Universalni Magazin. Also featuring the glass roof and wide central stairway, though not on the level of Moscow's!
????? · 2011-08-03: 17:17
lmxg2011 yes i think your right its beautiful....like it
lmxg2011 · 2011-08-04: 09:09
girafferacing What a fabulous place to shop! We have a friend in Moscow so I hope one day to see it in person when we get to visit her!
girafferacing · 2011-08-15: 15:23
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