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Wallking around the Art City

Wallking around the Art City

Client: Lynn Frieda
From: London, UK
Trip: Business trip to Moscow
Tour: Izmailovo flea market
Where: On a hill; nearby old-style fortress
Date: March 11th, 2007

Lynn Frieda, freelance photographer from London, asked my services to organize for her photo shooting of a series of places in Moscow for a special edition of Departures Magazine (owned by American Express and based in New York City) about Russia.

Organizing photo shooting in Moscow for photographer from "Departures" magazine
(continued from News from Moscow)

Lynn also had requested a special photo shoot near St. Basil using a car from "Pink Taxi" (Moscow transportation service created and run by women to be special taxi service for women). Here we had some problems with a guy from Federal Security. Because we were in the area of Red Square, all professional photo shooting using professional cameras need to have special permission from the Administration of the Moscow Kremlin including payment of a fee. Because I had such short notice for the photo shot, I was not able to receive official permission which is a difficult and complicated process. During our "lovely" (read "intense") conversation, when the security officer insisted that we delete the pictures from the camera's memory card, Lynn even had a thought that he can take away her expensive camera or even send her to prison (this man looked very strict and hard). ). When he asked me to delete the pictures, I tried to translate Lynn his request/order slowly, giving idea that she has to pretend to delete these pictures at least to delete some pictures but not all. Of course it was some risk that he could check her camera, but I tried to keep talking with him to divert his attention from Lynn. After finishing my confident talk I showed Lynn that now we can and after checking that we moved away on enough distance, I impatiently asked: "Did you delete them all? ?", but she responded: "No, I've got all pictures! "

So, at the end of our work everything was OK and we able to accomplish the main task and my client, Lynn Freida, left Moscow with a lot of interesting pictures and exciting memories!

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Personal Guide & Driver in Moscow
Last Edited: March 23rd, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-03-11 at 15:10:52

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Alexandra Dworak Alexandra Dworak
From: Vienna, Austria
Date: 2008-05-14 03:05:24

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Urlaub in Moskau. Unsere Kinder waren ebenso begeistert von Arthur wie auch wir. Er ist uns zu einem wirklichen Freund geworden und das in nur 2,5 Tagen. Jeder auch nur kleinste Wunsch wurde uns von den Augen abgelesen. Selbst die Autoabschleppgeschichte hat er perfekt gelöst.

In dieser kurzen Zeit bekamen wir einen großartigen Eindruck von Moskau und ganz besonders ich (Alex)habe mich in Moskau verliebt. Über Arthur kann man noch viel sagen: er ist immer pünktlich, vorbereitet, geschichtlich versiert und er ist ein wirklich netter angenehmer Begleiter, man fühlt sich wohl in seiner Nähe.
Danke für unseren schönen Aufenthalt in Moskau.
Mit ganz lieben Grüßen
Alexandra & Rupert
Victor & Jana

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( in English) We had marvellous holydays in Moskow. We and our children were overwhelmed by the friendly nature of Arhtur. In this 2,5 days he became a real friend to us. Even our smallest desires where read from our eyes. Even the story with the car was solved by him the best way.

In this short time we where deeply impressed and especially me (Alex), I felt in love with Moskow. About Arthur you can say a lot: he is punctual, prepared, historical well informed and he is a nice and pleasant accompanist, you can feel really comfortable with him around.
Thank you for our wonderful stay in Moskow, we will come again.
Wish you all the best and stay as you are
Alexandra & Rupert
Victor & Jana