I rarely have any plans for a New Year's Eve, so when it turned out that this time I had the opportunity to spend this special time in Moscow, I was jumping with joy. It was my second stay in Russia and a great opportunity not only to take pictures, but also to practice the language I'm learning since 10 months.
Needless to say that when on my way to Moscow I was really hoping for lots of snow and to be honest I was pretty sure that I'd immerse myself in a winter wonderland. However, already during landing at Sheremetyevo airport I realized that I was going to be disappointed. It rained a lot and unfortunately the temperature never fell below zero.
As much as I felt unlucky about this, I must admit that rainy aura, once again turned out to be not so bad for taking pictures. The amount and beauty of Christmas decorations, myriads of twinkling lights reflecting in wet pavements looked simply stunning.
They looked stunning and a little kitschy too, but altogether with incredible number of street performances and fantastic costumes of all artists, for some moments I felt like in a middle of fairy tale.
Artists were playing various scenes from Russian fairy tales directly on the streets, among passers-by, which totally delighted me with the originality and fantasy. I could hardly wish for a better opportunity to take unique pictures and enjoy the last moments of 2017.