12 noon flight from Riga to Moscow Domodedovo Airport.
Passport control officer spent ages examining my passport, but no issues.
Aeroexpress to Paveletsky train station, takes 45 minutes.
Metro to Okhotny Ryad station opposite Bolshoi. 2 stops.
Budapest Hotel nearby. Excellent location. Bolsoi and lots of interesting buildings.
Red Square is quite amazing. Can’t help taking lots of photos (more than usual for me, so that means a few)!
One must stay till dark (late) to get great lighting. Police close the square at 10pm and there is some building activity going on, so view is restricted in parts.
Rym shopping centre is stunning.
The Bolshoi at night.
Lots of flash cars. Very upmarket stores. Tsum department store trades on world top class brands. Fantastic window displays.