Specially for City Day, Google launched a project of virtual walks around old Moscow.
Specially for City Day, Google launched a project of virtual walks around old Moscow
You can travel from the present to the past and back by going to the page google.ru/moskvoved. Here you will see a map of Moscow in 1912 superimposed on a modern map of the city. By changing the transparency of the layer, you can find out what was on the site of Novy Arbat, which suburbs of old Moscow turned out to be practically in the center of the city today, what Bolshaya Zemlyanaya Street is called today, and the inhabitants of which area are practically “sitting on a powder keg” - or rather, on the spot former ammunition depots.
"Moskvoved" will be interesting and useful for schoolchildren studying the history of their native city in the classroom, as well as for all those who are not left indifferent to fascinating book walks around Moscow in the company of V. Gilyarovsky or B. Akunin.
399 photographs of architectural objects of old Moscow are superimposed on the map in their historical locations. Many of these buildings no longer exist today, but we have the opportunity not only to look at photographs of these structures, but also to learn their history and unusual facts related to various historical places in the capital.
By the way, this is not the first attempt to revive history for Google. The company did a similar project for the map of Rome.