GUM is a department store beside the Kremlin in Moscow.

It’s a little peculiar that there is such a large department store full of luxurious goods right beside this fortified complex, but it’s a handy place to pop into while it’s raining.

The exterior of the building is lit with thousands of horrendous lights, making it look just as tacky as Harrods of London does at night time.

The interior, however, is pretty nice featuring three long chambers that look a little bit like this one. Bridges span the chambers at various heights meaning you can walk around the upper levels getting various views of the surroundings.

The name GUM is an abbreviation of Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin, which simply means ‘main universal store’. I guess that means I could be calling it MUS.

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