Moscow Night Ride

Here is what I saw around midnight on a Saturday night car ride through Moscow.


Novodevichy Convent, where Tsarevna Sophia was incarcerated

Legend has it that since princess Sophia was incarcerated in Novodevichy Convent, women can now touch the exterior walls and make a wish, and it will come true. Here you can see wishes scribbled on the walls.

Moscow State University

Out and about at midnight: kids, women in evening gowns, and a motorcycle show

Motorcycle show at midnight

Gowns, champagne, and motorcycles

Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer

Kremlin beyond the bridge

Bolshoy Theater

Former KGB headquarters, Lubyanka Square

View from the back seat


      • It looks very colorful! I’m currently living in Bulgaria myself and I have to say that I love it how colorful things are here!
        I have a fascination of a city at night, it’s just something about it…

  1. almostanalien

    Wow, I never knew that Moscow was such a beautiful places. You take very good photos as well. Thanks for opening my eyes to the beautiful, colorful city, that is Moscow.

  2. Chrissy

    Hi Meghan, it’s your cousin Chrissy. I’m loving your blog and just wanted to let you know that I’m living vicariously through you. I would love to really be traveling but when I told my husband I was thinking of going away for a few months, I was met with a lot of head shaking and eye-rolling which I took to mean, “Like hell you are!” Apparently the only way to get a “vacation” in this house is to be deployed by the US Army. So instead I’ll be pouring myself a glass of wine and enjoying the adventure online. Maybe if I drink enough I’ll believe I really was there. 🙂 Take care! Oh, and btw, thanks for the foreign money. I’m sure Aidan will be excited to get it from the tooth fairy next time he loses a tooth.

    • Chrissy, so great to hear from you! I’m really glad you’ve enjoyed the blog. I hope I get to see you guys when I am home next. I’ll be sure to bring some rubles for Aidan. 🙂

  3. Bridget

    (Until the last picture, I was worried that you might be in the driver’s seat… I know you like adventure, but that would have been a tad too much even for you! haha)

    I especially love your picture with the stop sign- it’s as if people are commanded to halt to take in the beautiful view.

  4. I read all your posts today – Yeah, that’s not as creepy as I mean it – and I have to say, I really love your writing. It’s fantastic. You really make the reader feel like they’re going on these adventures with you because of the images you create. 🙂

    • Haha thank you Ceri! I really enjoy writing here so much. It’s become a great creative outlet for me. Plus, when I’m old and senile, I will have a record of my adventures! 😉 I’m so glad you enjoy them.

  5. Anna Johnson

    Wow , what a beautiful place !!!! I love the colors in the lighting on the newer buildings !!!
    They keep that color theme going even on skyscrapers !! Keep up the great blogs Meg !!!! DAD

  6. Gorgeous pictures! I can’t believe the lights and the nightlife. Not at all what I would have expected. You are really getting me interested in going to Russia! Ah, there are so many places on my list!

  7. Oh my! Can’t believe I was actually born in this colorful place : ) Wonderful photographs!! I kept looking for my brother near bikes .. since that’s his passion … a businessman on Harley : ) but sometimes it’s the only way to deal with crazy traffic in Moscow…

    thank you for bringing me a piece of my home to me … haven’t been there in 9 years ..



    ps – waiting for the next post!

    • I am sure Moscow has permanently imprinted itself in you in many ways, and that you still feel deeply connected to it even though it has changed over the years. I think a lot of these colorful skyscraper lights are new, but to me it fits in with the crazy, brilliant blur of this city. Such a blend of old and new.

      Thank you for reading, and I am so glad to be able to bring a little bit of your home back to you! More to come soon…

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