Cinnaminson, New Jersey
July 31, 2002
In early 1980’s you would come to the park and you would see the walls of these gorgeous buildings covered with grafitti, trees and plants growing on them, people climbing the buildings for fun. There was nothing but the walls still standing. Then the Russian Academy of Arts started to restore the buildings and now there is an exhibit of art, musical performances take place here, and the buildings look the way they were designed to look 200 years ago. The palaces are made of red brick with white stone ornaments, large gothic style windows, a incorporation of Russian and Moorish styles into what was fashionable in the 18th century Europe architecture.
The palaces are surrounded by a large park with 200 year old trees, and several ponds. A lot of people come here to sunbathe and swim in the summer, you can also rent a canoe or a small boat and peddle along the pond. There is a metro station nearby of the same name, from which you can get here by bus. There is also a train station within a walking distance. You can drive here by car and there is plenty of parking space.
From journal Travels to Russia - Moscow