As we already did a quick tour the day before, we had no itinerary that day and decided to just walk around. We stayed at Novotel, which was really convenient because it’s just walking distance from the bank, the mall, and Yekaterinburg’s attractions.
This is our view of Vysotsky Skyscraper from our room. Vysotsky is the tallest building in Russia outside of Moscow. Technically, it is not the tallest structure in Yekaterinburg as an unfinished TV tower that I shared on my previous post holds this distinction.
After changing some USD into rubble, we decided to look for a mall because my colleague, Olga, needed stockings. Thankfully, she’s Russian so I needn’t worry about asking for directions and just had to follow her lead.
We passed by the unfinished TV tower that I mentioned earlier on our way to the mall.
The weather was dreary, so the skyline looked bleak. And boy, was it cold, but not too cold, so it was okay (it’s actually a nice experience for me as I have always lived in a tropical country where it’s always hot).
We also passed by this river, which I think is the same river that flows into the Weir.
As I was working on this post, I noticed that if only we went straight ahead, I would have been directed to the same locations we visited a day prior. I can tell by the river and the dome-shaped architecture; by the way, the dome-shaped building is Yekaterinburg Circus, one of the city’s landmarks (the unfinished TV tower is beside it and both are visible from the main photo from this post).
Walking around Yekaterinburg was actually relaxing because of the cold weather. That, and because of views like the river and these colorful trees.
In a way, Yekaterinburg reminded me of our province. It’s obviously still not as urbanized as Moscow or St. Petersburg. And yes, my hometown also has some electrical wires that are evident in the above photo.
Aaand finally, we reached our destination, which was Yekaterinburg Greenwich Mall. It’s right at the city center and at its entrance was this sculpture.
We ate at the mall’s food court where we got to pick among their already prepared food. I really had no idea about what I was putting on my tray, but I did my best to choose what seemed familiar to me: some sort of chicken pie, lasagna, salad, and of course, dessert.
On our way back, we passed by the same route and these were just some of my views.
The clouds were looking so defined that day.