And then Sunday. I remember early September weekends from last year - very quiet, surprisingly little traffic on the Sadovaya (Garden) Ring, which is usually jammed packed. Everyone who can is out of the city and at their dacha or abroad, escaping before the school holidays are over.
I am an accidental Muscovite, swopping a lifetime in London for Russia. Join me in the confusions, pleasures and - hopefully - moments of insight that going somewhere else can provoke.
and the follow-up...
If you have enjoyed this blog, then come and visit me elsewhere - now I have found myself accidentally in Sydney, Australia. This is a city that seems very straightforward on the surface - so I hope to look behind appearances.