Mother Russia Vol.7 : Moscow Sixty

Now that I’m back home, I have more time to edit photos and post here! In other words, I’m back.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 320 @40mm

I’ve always loved skyscrapers, roofs, high stories.. You name it!

Back in middleschool I uesd to tan on a roof of a 20 story building haha. That was before I got into photography, and when I finally got my camera and went to that building, I found out the roof was locked. One of the saddest days I knew until then! haha. A while ago I even visited my boyfriend at his office – you see, his office is on the 22nd floor in the Atrium building in the diamond exchange in Ramat Gan. I think the purpose of the visit is obvious – taking some shots of the awesome view! haha.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 320 @40mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/5.3, ISO 320 @80mm

I wasn’t quite satisfied with the result though, the blinds on the windwos totally ruined the shot for me. This Saturday, I’ve had the chance to fix this. On the west Federation tower’s roof,  In the Moscow International Business Center (aka Moscow City), there is a restraunt named ‘Sixty’. After visiting the Kremlin, we headed there for lunch.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 320 @18mm

I was already excited when we entered the building’s impressive lobby. We then headed to the elevator and oh boy this elevator went fast! So fast my ears got clogged! We reached the 60th floor, which was another lobby. Floor 61 is a spa, and floor 62 is the restraunt.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/5, ISO 320 @58mm

It was a bit pricy, but the food was great. And the view, oh the view…I ended up walking around the restraunt, taking photos from the windows more than I was eating haha. Occasionally, the restraunt would open some of it’s windwos – but that usually happens at 7-8pm at summer. The closed windwos didn’t stop me, and luckily my CPL filter helped to overcome some of the reflections from the windwos.

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Layers of Moscow. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/5.6, ISO 320 @105mm

The view was amazing! I could see the roofs of some of the other skyscrapers in Moscow City, 3 of the Stalin Skyscrapers (seven sisters) – Hotel Ukraina, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a residential building. I also had the chance to see how large was the Moscow river. Some factory was seen from afar, the the smoke coming from it’s chimneys looked like almost like torndaoes.. Bottom line is, Moscow looked endless! (With 14 million people in Moscow, which is almost 2 times more than the population of Israel I wouldn’t expect it to be a small city).

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The business center is still in progress – with many construction sites among the skyscrapers. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/5, ISO 320 @50mm

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The east Federation is at it’s final construction stages (mostly indoor finishes). It’s the tallest building in Europe! Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 320 @40mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 320 @18mm

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‘Torndoes’ Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 320 @40mm

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I believe this is part of the MKAD (Moscow Ring Road), though I’m not sure..  Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 320 @18mm

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The other side of the Moscow RiverNikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/5.65, ISO 320 @90mm

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As always, I love contrasts.. Old vs New included. I love the colorful buildings amoung the trees, they really popped out among the mostly grey city. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm with CPL filter, 1/80s, f/5.3, ISO 320 @80mm

So, if you’re in Moscow, and would love to dine with a view, I recommend Moscow Sixty.

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