reply to post by frayed1
Yes, it is, Frayed.
The colours are a bit off in that particular JPG (as in many other reproduced images, as you can imagine), but it is still a very beautiful, haunting
And I do appreciate your cunning thought about the "conspiracy" connection!
However, I only wanted to know whether anyone knows where exactly, at which spot, was Levitan standing when he depicted it.
(And if someone could actually provide a photo of that same spot today - it's somewhere along the M7 highway, I imagine - my cup would run over...
Incidentally, and seeing that you took care to read about the "Vladimirka", there is a spot near Moscow called Gorenki (I think), whence the
relatives of the convicts being led to Siberia could get one last glimpse of their captive loved ones as they walked - in shackles - along the
"Vladimirka". (They tell me the name of the place is derived from a word that means "woe".)
Think of that ancient road as an "artery" of the heart blood of Russia.
(And Levitan, being Jewish - not a good thing in "old Russia" - had very personal reasons for choosing that subject.)
Finally, two days ago there was a lovely little piece of synchronicity for me concerning the "Vladimirka".
I was already preoccupied with this subject (looking for a present day photo of the location) when I visited ATS.
I went to my profile - I tend to forget what I have been talking about
- and BY MISTAKE (?) I clicked on a post within a thread that I wasn't
intending to visit at all ("The amazing Vanga's predictions"). I saw a message that hadn't been there the last time I visited the thread - and the
first thing I read were the words "but the glory of Vladimir" (= regarding Russia)... which I believe refer to the famous icon called Our Lady of
Vladimir. That icon had also - and most famously - travelled along the "Vladimirka" road.
But now I am just chit-chatting...