Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Yesterday I visited the Puskin Museum, which houses Moscow's largest collection of European art. The museum is spread across three buildings, but so far I have seen only the building that is mostly an Impressionist collection, names you'd recognize and then some: Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Degas, Renoir, Sisley, C├ęzanne, Courbet, Chagall, Kandinsky, et al.

My favorite moment was when one of the old ladies who is supposed to be a security guard but who really just takes naps in a fancy chair in the corner of the room stopped me to examine my tattoo. She spent the better part of 10 minutes examining it from every angle, pulling up my shirt sleeve and taking her glasses on and off to get a better look. She told me it was beautiful, and motioned that it should be placed on the walls alongside the classics.