This is a crosspost from a comments section on another site, so forgive me if you saw this. Seem to fit here, since we do urban-studies things.
A nice green residential neighborhood:
This may look ancient, but I think it goes back only as far as the early 90s.
It's a restaurant called Sasha. Their website has an alluring description:
On warm summer days and evenings, our guests will be able to admire the beauty of the summer recreation area.
A fountain, a waterfall, sculptures, chess, gazebos in the coolness of majestic maples - all this adds charm and desire to visit our restaurant again.
Classical European cuisine, delicacies, barbecue dishes, children's holidays, quality service, friendly atmosphere, live music in the evenings, fountain plays in different colors - this is about us!
The dining room:
Their Facebook page has lots of delicious-looking dishes, and pictures of the family that runs it.
Or rather, ran it.
These shots show the interior court of the apartment complex.
The full video:
At the end there's another video, taken by someone else who laconically notes that “Russia paid us a visit,” shows the view from the street, which lets us stich together a before-after. (This one was done by a redditor.)
I did this of the view across the street at the small apartments:
On the other side of the roundabout the Google Map says there's a place called Dr. Hunger. It was a pizza restaurant.
When I googled it, the company profile on the page said I should hurry, because it was closing soon.
Now, this year's Above-the Fold Kul-chah Feature, or ATFKF.
Someone had a lot of fun with this one. And might have been trippin', as they say. Title: Armor of a warrior, Michiel le Blon, 1597 - 1656. Spiritual and psychological armor as well, perhaps.
Says the museum:
In a circle stands a naked figure, covered with a network of geometric lines. Above a compass, crowned sword, pen, measuring stick and an unster. Below the circle a cartouche with warriors fighting. Around a border with allegorical figures, with various mottos. Title print of an eight-part series of prints, devoted to the qualities of a good warrior.
Props to Leo:
Griffin, Cock, the Snake Twins, Fido:
The whole thing is like an album cover for stoners.