This is a typical touristic view postcard from Moscow. An image of a place we call VDNKh or Exibition of Achievements of National Economy.
It’s a huge place and what you see in the postcard is a view of its central avenue with two fountains. The Friendship of Nations fountain is the one in the foreground. The golden statues used to represent the 15 Soviet Republics of the Soviet Union.
As I live not very far from this place and often go there, I know that the photo is pretty old and the place in the picture looks quite a bit different. So I went there today and took some photos of this place to show how it looks right now.
And that is basically the idea of this topic - to show a postcard and then the image from the postcard in real life. Please, do not put yourself in danger to make a picture.
That is as close as I could get to the fountain because in winter most of the central avenue is turned into a huge skating rink. In my photo you look at the fountain from the opposite side so you can actually see the pavilion from which the picture in the postcard was taken. And this is the view in the other direction
The whole place is being renovated right now, but it’s still like travelling on a time machine because the Soviet symbolics and architecture are carefully preserved. Here are some pictures of the pavilions (made with my old phone so I appologize for the quality)