Archive for February, 2008

David Sarkisyan, the Director of MUAR and his private office.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Things can speak. The private office of the director of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture is turned by it’s current owner, David Sarkisyan, into one long,long story. Dozens of photographs, postcards, old posters, sculptures and artefacts occupies almost all free space. The impression is overwhelming!

This is the sample of object where spherecal canorama beats all other media. Just look!

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David Sarkisyan

Вещи могут говорить. Кабинет Давида Саркисяна, директора Музея Архитектуры имени Щусева, усилиями его владельца превращён в одну долгую, долгую историю, почти сагу. Десятки фотографий, открыток, старых постеров и скульптур занимают почти всё доступное место. Впечатление просто ошеломительно! Отсюда не хочется уходить.

Прекрасный пример сюжета, справиться с которым способна только сферическая панорама. Просто смотрите.

Panorama by Andrey Ilyin, Moscow

Wooden Churches – an exibition of photographs

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Wooden Churches
Travelling in the Russian North 100 years after Bilibin
Photographs by Richard Davies. The official site of the project

With the support of the British Council, Foster + Partners and Future Systems

Quotation from the announce at the site of Schusev Museum “…We hope that the photographs in this exhibition will help raise public awareness of the plight of these wonderful buildings and that more restoration projects will attract the funding they deserve. During our travels, the story of the hardships of the last century has been unavoidably felt – a story of Revolution, War, Communism and severe Northern winters. The photographs also tell of the lives of resilient people who have lived through extreme times in extreme places – a story of the Russian North.”

The exibition is organized in the location belonging to the Schusev Museum Of Architecture

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Th Ruinde Annex

Panorama by Andrey Ilyin, Moscow city guide

Из анонса на сайте МУАРа: “…Мы надеемся, что фотографии нашей выставки обратят внимание общественности к катастрофическому состоянию, в котором находятся эти прекрасные здания, и что они привлекут новые источники финансирования проектов по реставрации деревянных церквей. Во время наших поездок мы постоянно наблюдали наследие нелёгкой истории прошедшего столетия: истории революции, войны и коммунизма в краю жестоких северных морозов. Фотографии рассказывают и о стойких людях, сумевших выжить в крайне трудную эпоху, в экстремальных условиях существования. Это история Русского Северa.”

Сходите на выставку, не пожалеете. Выставка должна была закрыться 30 января, но её снова продлили.

From my archives

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

No, it is not Moscow! 🙂
This is small trade street in Egypt, in Luxor. I have been there almost a year ago – in the first days of March, 2007.
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Trade street

Panorama by Andrey Ilyin, Egypt

Want to make you blog or website visually reach?

Monday, February 11th, 2008

It is easy!

Pick one of the cool panos  on the 360cities network, click the pano thumbnail and on the opened page find note <embed>, which is located under small frame with panorama. Click on this note, after that the html code will be generated. Paste it into your blog post or website and – voila! You have the panp embedded!


Panorama is displayed with Flash 9 viewer, 99% of your visitors will see it!

Moscow: Epiphany in the waters of Meschersky pond

Friday, February 8th, 2008

It is an old Russian tradition – in the day of Epiphany to dip in the ice cold waters of lake or river, in the cross-shaped ice-hole.
All precautions were taken: the paramedics were ready, diver wearing dry neoprene suite standing near the ice-hole – none of them came into play.

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Panorama by Andrey Ilyin, Moscow

Moscow – Vagankovo cemetery / Москва – Ваганьковское кладбище

Friday, February 8th, 2008

One of the biggest cemeteries of Moscow. Located in the North-West part of the city.
Many promimemt people ar buried here – the members of Orthodox Christian community, artists, sportsmen.
Sergei Yesenin, Bulat Okudzhava, Vladimir Dal – to name a few.
Popular theatre and cinema actor Alexander Abdulov who passed away on the January 3rd, is buried here.

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Ваганьковское кладбище — одно из самых обширных и известных московских кладбищ. Расположено в северо-западной части города, в районе площади Краснопресненская застава.
На панораме – захоронение композитора Павла Чеснокова.
Здесь похоронен скончавшийся 3 января 2008 года Александр Абдулов.

Panorama by Andrey Ilyin, Moscow/Москва.

Moscow – Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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Panorama by Andrey Ilyin, Moscow/Москва