The 8th of March is Women's Day in Russia. A day to honor women. Around long before mother's day. Most women are given small gifts and usually flowers. Two of my students brought me gifts!! A photo album and a box of chocolates! I was so shocked and honored. I really love my students - not because they bring me gifts, but because they are so thoughtful.
Anyway, I wandered around Moscow on the 8th of March to take pictures. Along my walk I stopped at a French bakery that I like and bought an 80 rubble (about $2.50) danish. I was given a flower and a small bag of confections too for women's day. They also gave one to my friend Erin who didn't even buy a pastry! We then went to the flower market at Kievskaya metro and took several shots, a few of which I like. Before I was yelled at for the third time to put the camera away. I'm not quite sure why I wasn't supposed to be taking pictures. Maybe they wanted me to be buying flowers instead. All I know is that I like my old zoom lens, a Pentax that met with a terribly unfortunate washing machine accident better than my new Sigma. Sigh.
Anyway, here are the photos (as always click to be taken to the flickr set).