Moscow, Russia, August 2012
For the first time in Moscow. It is lovely walking in the gigantic streets of the city center, such a change from HCMC. Other than the existence of proper sidewalks, permanent paintings may be found on the walls of some buildings. Wandering in the city becomes a treasure hunt: spotting the next beautiful painting - which seems to have escaped from the museums for everyone to enjoy. Seems quite democratic actually. Despite the existence of a few tags, I have so far not seen any vandalism on the paintings themselves. I can't help thinking that such an exposure to art must both reflect and impact the aestethical sensititivity of the people. Intriguing culture, I am happy to be here.