As the title of this blog indicates, I am not sure why I went to the Patriach Ponds but I was glad that I did! This was not a huge ass pond mind you, but it was so quiet, so peaceful. Add the fact that you are surrounded by soviet buildings makes this place even cooler.
Really cool. Came here on a Sunday afternoon with my kindle, and killed a good 2 hours just reading. And people watching. Peacefulness.
You know, all the emo / sensitive shit you can’t really find in Hong Kong because people are just everywhere.
Well I guess I do find it in my home.
This pond is apparently popular because it is the main setting of an old Russian novel called “The Master and Margarita”.
Well the plot is about satan. Interesting. I have a thing about religious fiction / conspiracy novels. Really gets me.
Anyways, when I got there a lot of people / young couples were sitting around the pond, chatting, drinking, reading. Yes, this is my sort of Sunday afternoon.
The best times to come here (per some sites) is in the morning, when the air is fresh and cool. And quiet. But it was still quiet, fresh and cool when I got there in the afternoon so it is in this man’s opinion that it doesn’t really matter when you go this pond.
Would I say it’s a must go? nah. But if you want to just get away from the city and just relax / read, give this place a thought.
The two stations near this pond is Mayakovskaya and Pushkinskaya. Don’t ask me where, just google it please.
Written from Moscow, Swissotel on August 1 2016