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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Victory Park


9TH May - Victory Park - Too tired after a very long walk around the park. It's a really big park. We didnt even finished exploring the whole park today - maybe just half of it. Nevertheless - enjoy the photos! The big bigboard in the photo above is the word "pobedi" meaning victory. The lower wording - made by the tulips - is moskva. Russian called moscow as moskva. The russian hardly called moscow as moscow. The prefer moskva instead.

Por, Me , Keng Yew and Suren in front of the arch de thriumph. It's located just outside the park pobedi metro station. Basically, every europeon city has this arch. I'll make one special entry in the future about the arch de thriumph all over europe.
The superstars of today big celebration are the war's veteran. Above is the photo of 2 ladies who were involved in the WW2. So, technically - they should be about 70-80 years old now. Funny thing , in Russia - 50 to 60 years old isnt considered as old ages. These 2 ladies were really excited telling the reporters about their ww2 experience. Maybe there were the G.I Janes at that time.... Should have asked them about that... I mean.. look at those medals they were wearing...
The tall tower behind us is the victory tower. I'm not sure what's the real name :P will check later. This is the center of the victory park.
So happened , today at the park , there was so called " the vintage russian car gathering". These are the antique russian cars that were built during the ww2 era. However, frankly speaking - u could spot some these cars on moscow road everyday.

Look at the medals that this "pakcik" got. That's like everything the army could offer rite? hahaha.. he must be one of the general of the ww2....
the funniest thing I found out today was - Keng Yew has never been to this park before. When por mentioned that to me , I was like... "what the **** dude... 6 years in moscow and u never been here before? " Well... maybe that's the price u have to pay to be the best student. FYI , keng yew is the best student for the whole final year foreigner batch of my university. Take that....
It was the only day in the year when women had the chance to give flower to the men. It's a russian tradition to go to the victory park on the victory day with flowers and give them to the ww2 veterans - kinda "appreciation" symbolic. That's a good one...
The was a huge crowd at the park today. There was a concert at the park later in the evening but we couldnt be bothered to stay there until the concert started. Plus the weather also was a bit gloomy and windy , not a good idea to stay outside for too long. I was a bit shivering toward the end and started to sneeze. Hopefully I'll be fine.


So, that's all for today. I need to go to sleep now. Tomorrow gonna be a very busy day for me. Need a good rest tonite :) Happy weekend everyone! Enjoy!!

5 comments:

pearlEJ said...

mcm2 sambutan ekk ade kt sana..

r@tn@ said...

woww medal~~~~~ tak pnah tgk orang dapat award camtuh sekalik...penuh satu dada...err takleh thn nk gelak part GI Jane tuh...=))

wénkt said...

han

apa hadiah hang beli aku utk aku? hehe

Miko Yamaguchi said...

waa...syok tengok pic2 ni...terutama sekali pic vintage cars tu...my feveret...ngeee....

mummysyafie said...

byk nya pingat pakcik tu..sampai nak tersungkur..

mesti dia bangga kan dgn semua pingat tu..