|ST BASIL'S CATHEDRAL AND THE ENTRANCE TO RED SQUARE|
The tomb of Lenin, plain and imposing by its simplicity: marble black and the colour of dried blood. I am asked by an elderly couple to take the photo outside the mausoleum.
To the airport, via the Metro system train, a worrisome experience as I try to correlate my travel map with the station signs in Cyrillic. By chance I get off at the right station and see striking brass Soviet insignias embedded in the marble roof of the concourse of the airport express train stop.
|LENIN'S PLACE OF REST|
|MOSCOW METRO STATION|
|MOSCOW: THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRAIN|