If you're lucky enough to obtain a ticket for a ballet or opera performance at the worldwide famous Bolshoi Theater - then you probably get your chance to be exposed to the highest form of culture available.
Tickets, however, are expensive and have to be bought in advance; even a tour of the building's renovated interior is not without problems. The tour takes place only on certain days and you have to queue. As I was limited by time, I decided to just go and have a look from the outside at the historic building and its surrounding area.
The Bolshoi is not far from The Red Square and one can easily reach the place by metro. There was no sign anywhere with the name Bolshoi, so I had to ask a passer-by to make sure that was It.
The neoclassical building is beautiful and has a lovely fountain and garden in front of it. People seem to love sitting on the benches in the little garden, enjoying the sight of the fountain.
The 'neighbor' on the right side of the building is the back (ugly) of the ZUM department store. (Something should be done about that; it kills the view).
the back side of ZUM (Tsoom) store