Bogdan Khmelnitsky Foot-bridge Moscow

Image by Evgeniya Koroleva

Bogdan Khmelnitsky Foot-bridge – “Kievsky” bridge

My favorite bridge in Moscow, bright and glassy inside with two-sided pedestrian open-air zones.

When I hang around somewhere close to this bridge no doubt my feet carry me on it. Higher and higher by one of the two open-air side walkways or by the enclosed escalator. There are a lot of booths with souvenirs and cookies inside the bridge but they aren’t a thing that I appreciate most of all. Magnificent views that are discovered from the bridge either during daytime or nighttime are the most valuable.

It is intersection of time. I observe an Architect house which was built in the 30s in a specific shape because it “hugged” a tiny church of the Annunciation on Rostovskaya embankment unfortunately I do not see the church itself any more as it was pulled down in the 60s. But the shape does remind me of the history and makes me sorrowful for the loss of old Moscow beauty and its treasures.

The bridge from steel with Glass canopy was rebuilt in 2001. Pedestrians are well-seen from any point. During summer I like to sit on the metal construction in its shade and observe people’s faces and types, and guess their thoughts.

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Bogdana Khmelnitskogo most, Moscow

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)