Izmailova market is a huge craft/souvenir market and that's where Lynn, May and I headed for. It's a major tourist attraction, well, actually, this place attracts both tourists and locals. On Wednesdays, wholesalers gather here to hawk their ware and prices are said to be lower than on regular days. I wouldn't know, cos I didn't buy anything. I saw only one thing I really liked, a smallish (half A4 size) lacquer-box depicting St Basil's Cathedral, and it was US$400! Fegeddit-la.
Here are some pictures I took.
Khokhloma Wood Handicraft
Porcelain Dolls and Wall Masks
It started snowing lightly after an hour and we quickly headed for lunch at Thai-Thai (No. 4 Pokrovka St) in Kitay Gorod (good Pad Thai, not so good Tomyamgoong), followed by 4 hours of $-less mahjong (training for Lynn) at May's place. Alexey picked the boys up from school and drove them over. We then arranged to meet the guys after work at Korston Hotel for a sumptious dinner at everyone's favourite Korean restaurant.