Fantasia

The following picture is up on my Yahoo home page at the moment. At first glance, I thought it was … a stage-set of some kind, or a still from a Disney cartoon, like Anastasia or Mulan. It looks far too beautiful to exist in the real world. It looks far too fantastical to actually be real.

But it is real. It’s a picture of Red Square, in Moscow … you can see the Kremlin, and St. Basil’s Cathedral, and other landmarks … but to me, this is one of the most magical photos I’ve ever seen.

I wish I could slip between the cracks and enter that world.

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8 Responses to Fantasia

  1. John says:

    Dang, that bings back memories. Especially of eating ice cream sold straight out of cardboard boxes because the temperature outside was colder than the freezer. You had to hold the cone in your hand a bit to warm it up so you could eat it.

  2. Lisa says:

    Mmmmmm, pretty. Makes me want to ride in a sled with Omar Sharif.

  3. Jon Barnard says:

    Magical. But doesn’t it wrench the heart that something so beautiful should result from such a history of horror and oppression?

    What was it Harry Lime said? (Googles.)

    You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

  4. mere says:

    thats beautiful!

  5. Dave J says:

    Just wondrous. :-)

  6. peteb says:

    It has been a while but… that’s reminiscent of when “your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.”

  7. david foster says:

    How about a link to play “Lara’s Theme” while viewing….

  8. David Foster says:

    Your picture prompted me to re-post some other great pictures from Russia over at my blog…