Evening Walk Along Bolshaya Dmitrovka

Evening Walk Along Bolshaya Dmitrovka
«Evening Walk Along Bolshaya Dmitrovka»

Walking along the path lighted up by the street lamps at night on one of old streets in Moscow, Bolshaya Dmitrovka, is such a pleasant experience, even if you have to hide under an umbrella from the drizzling rain. From 2013 this street became a part of a new pedestrian zone in its historical center called "The Theater District", because of a number of theaters is located in this area.

Bolshaya Dmitrovka street arose on site of a trade and handicraft settlement that had been formed in 16th century on either side of the road from Moscow to Dmitrov (North direction from the Kremlin) and this is where the street gets its name - «Dmitrovka».

In Soviet times Bolshaya Dmitrovka street changed its name twice. For a short time in 1920s it was called by name of Eugène Pottier, member of the Paris municipal council «The Paris Commune» and author of the poem L'Internationale, which became the International Workingmen's Association anthem. During celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Pushkin's death in 1937, Ulitsa Bolshaya Dmitrovka was renamed again and become Pushkinskaya street in honor of the famous Russian poet. Since 1994 the street got back its historical name.

Photo #001 taken on October 12, 2014

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