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The abandoned AREMKUZ municipal bus repair shop: creepy and cool

Along Kozhevnicheskaya, south of Paveletskaya and beginning to slip into slightly grungier territory (no Старбакс here), there’s a collection of abandoned and all-but-abandoned old industrial buildings that seems to have been colonised by the cheap coaches that take workers to and from such gardens of earthly delights as Tambov and Lipetsk. One among them is the old AREMKUZ municipal bus repair shop, long since closed and stripped, but open to the intrepid/nosy urban explorer. Distinctly creepy (especially the noose hanging from one beam; a photo shoot prop? I can hope), but also fascinating, not least the Soviet iconography merging with the later and often critical and iconoclastic graffiti. Some day, I imagine it will be bulldozed rather than reclaimed, and although that’s a good thing for Moscow, I expect, I’m glad I got to see it first.

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One comment on “The abandoned AREMKUZ municipal bus repair shop: creepy and cool

  1. Pingback: The Ukhtomsky Factory: the limits of Moscow’s gentrification | Travels in Deepest Muscovy

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