Sunday, March 13, 2011

GUM Department Store



GUM Department Store is located on the Red Square's east side. The building was designed by Alexander Pomerantsev and was built between the years 1889 - 1893 in the then contemporary Russian style.

The building consists of three separate elongated halls. The roof is built of glass and when the sun shines through the formation of an especially beautiful glow inside the building. Originally included department store over a thousand shops selling everything from furs to the candles.

For some years, when Stalin ruled the country, building premises used for office, but today is the department store shops mainly of Western luxury brands as Benetton, Estee Lauder and Christian Dior, along with many cafes and restaurants.

7 comments:

Kitty said...

Bleautiful building CEEEEEEE!

Let's go c it!!!!

Did u c the pretty flowers that I put on good little pussy????

They would luv that bui;lding sunshine.

theceelist said...

It is I luv the window roof! I'd luv to stroll through it and go to a cafe or restaurant!

Flowers... Whts the link

edgar said...

At first I didn't think it was even real.

Kitty said...

CEEEEEEEE!!!!

My life is getting sunny again...!!!!! I'm getting happier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FLOWERS ARE COMING --- LOVE IS COMING FROM THE SUN!!!!!

Hi Edgar!!!!!

Kitty said...

here da flowers...

http://wetkitty.tumblr.com/post/3808934999/via-farm6-static-flickr-com

http://wetkitty.tumblr.com/post/3808925563/my-visit-to-the-orchid-show-on-broadway

http://wetkitty.tumblr.com/post/3808917931/my-visit-to-the-orchid-show-on-broadway

Kitty said...

So sad reading bout nuklear posion.

I'm gonna stay in woods where safe.

theceelist said...

HEEEEY KITTY!!!

what else i there 2 say besides welcolm bk:)

LUV LUV those orshards a bunch bunch my fav:)

I almosst cried hen looking @ the japan pix yesterday;(