APRIL 8th 2007 is one of my most memorable days during our three-year stay in Moscow. I remember it as “a day where grey has never been more beautiful as a colour”.
We know how depressing winter and early spring in Moscow can get when it’s plain cold, dull and grey. And it had been snowing quite a bit in the first week of April.
“Snow again! Woke up to bits of snow which later got heavy, appeared like a blizzard due to the wind. By 3plus in the afternoon, it cleared and sunshine shone through. The temperature between 2-5°C. Kathrin and Carolin dropped by for tea and pancakes; and later we went to their place for Easter egg painting and stayed for dinner. While at Kathrin’s place, it snowed huge beautiful snowflakes.” (Diary entry on Friday, 6th April)
“Interesting weather! Snow blizzard in the morning covering the roads and parks with snow… Hubby left for Baikonur.” (Diary entry on Saturday, 7th April)
“Late noon, heavy snow turned Moscow into a winter wonderland. Took a drive to Lenin Hill/Sparrow Hill.” (Diary entry on Sunday, 8th April)
I still look back at these photos taken on the 8th April, and vividly recall that lovely grey day.