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Picture of a Day on My Birthday

I am currently working with my repeat client from Canada, Annie Budz, who came to Moscow on her vacation again, now with her sister younger Irina to discover more interesting sites in Moscow and its Region during two weeks (10-23 of May). Today is my Birthday, May 14th, and I decided due to this event to share one of the Best pictures of this Day at my website...

Posted on May 14, 2007
Organizing Photo Shooting for Photographer from Departures

Organizing Photo Shooting for Photographer from Departures

At the beginning of March (5th) I received a request from Lynn Frieda, freelance photographer living in London, who had been hired by "Departures" magazine to photograph a story for their October 2007 issue. This is going to be a special issue about Russia...

Posted on March 21, 2007
Justice - The Russian Style

Justice - The Russian Style

We had just passed the Resurrection Gates and entered Red Square from the North when we were stopped by two young policemen who asked for our papers. Living in Moscow, where from Soviet times there was always a strict policy towards visitors, I am used to this procedure, but honestly still don't like the process because you don't know how it could all end. . Unfortunately, a lot of Russian cops try not only to "Protect And Serve" but to find any petty irregularity and then give you a "hint" how this "situation" can be solved fast. Because nobody wants to be detained and then escorted to a police department where for the next 3 hours you have to make report and pay fines, the cops know that you will "pay" once they give you the "hint" how much and how to hand over...

In the Park of Repin After Heavy Snowfall

In the Park of Repin After Heavy Snowfall

This morning it was just another heavy snowfall in Moscow and, finally, I was able to make several interesting pictures with real winter landscapes during the day with my current client from Indonesia. During the last couple of days the temperature in Moscow raised to zero and the snow which fell before almost started to melt... I remember that yesterday were a lot of water on the roads and very dirty everywhere...

Posted on February 15, 2007

Walking Tour with Repeat Client on The Red Square

Today, on February 8th, 2007, I provided walking tour around a historical part of Moscow city including the Red Square for my repeat client from Germany, Romy Brock. It is her 6th business trip to Moscow and this time she found some spare time between her meetings to walk around the famous Moscow attractions together and take some pictures of our memories (tomorrow I have to see her off again)...

Posted on February 8, 2007
Cold weather in Moscow

Cold weather in Moscow

During last several days the weather in Moscow became very cold: last night it was about -22...-24 C and during the day - about - 15 C. I am very happy right now that recently I bought a very good winter coat, made in Finland by special "Valtherm" technology. They are using the best Thermal Insulator inside and Thermo Stretch fabric which all together provide the greatest thermo control, waterproofing and windproof characteristics. This coat is very warm, comfortable to wear, lots of pockets inside and outside, it is not heavy and it is soft to touch...

Posted on February 8, 2007

Greetings with upcoming Winter Holidays 2006-2007

I think, that the theme of Christmas and New Year gifts is very actual nowadays and everybody trying to get something special for his relatives, friends and co-workers. Of course, the negatives from these customer's activity is the terrible traffic in big cities, crowds in shops, but be patient - at the beginning of January will be pretty quietly...

Posted on December 22, 2006

Thaw in Moscow hits all records in December 2006

During the last two weeks Muscovites are very surprised to witness such warm temperatures at the end of November - beginning of December with average temperatures during a day about 4-5 degrees above zero Centigrade. Of course, the snow, which fell in the middle of November was melted very fast and the weather in Moscow became to be like in Europe...

Posted on December 04, 2006

Cup of Russia - Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2006

Yesterday the 26th November, 2006, the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series for Cup of Russia in Moscow finished. During the last week I was happy to meet and provide my services again for my client, Johnny Weir, three-time U.S. champion figure skater. I was very excited to meet with Johnny, his mum Patty and his coach Priscilla Hill again.

Posted on November 27, 2006

Ready for Upcoming Winter with Tires from Nokian

During the last week it had been a lot of snowfalls in Moscow and, when the temperature lowered at the end of the week to the -7..-9 C, evidently for everybody, that the winter came to Moscow already. With the fist snow, of course, the traffic situation on the roads became worse and it were happened a lot of traffic accidents with the fist snow and ice on the roads...

Posted on November 14, 2006

About Me in Short

Guide, Driver and Photographer Arthur Lookyanov

My name's Arthur Lookyanov, I'm a private tour guide, personal driver and photographer in Moscow, Russia. I work in my business and run my website from 2002. Read more about me and my services, check out testimonials of my former business and travel clients from all over the World, hit me up on Twitter or other social websites. I hope that you will like my photos as well.

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