On my last day in Moscow, I could think of nothing better than an afternoon in the park. After a lolling mosey through the side streets of the radial Tverskya Ulitsa, I grabbed a light lunch at Nadalny Vostok, part of the monopoloid Novikov portfolio.
Then it was off to Gorky Park for a walkabout. The Soviets put up a monumental Brandenburg Gate-ish entrance. More recently, Roman Abromovich has pumped millions into the redevelopment of the park – restaurants, attractions, even a huge concert stage. They brought in the test unit for the Soviet space shuttle Boran next to the river – you can rent a go-kart from underneath its wing.
A laid back end to the weekend, lounging in the open-air restaurant – beats rainy old London for a change!