Elephant for luck

casino "Velvet" in Moscow Gostiny Dvor Angela Moiseeva, Valery Lizunov

Passing the gallery

A photo: Dmitry Livshits

Leading headings: Nina Farizova

Architect: Angela Moiseeva, Valery Lizunov

Magazine: (81) 2004

Nine game tables, crystal floors and crystal chandeliers, golden lamps, marble elephant-piggy banks, red velvet — this, according to the authors, looked like Ali Baba’s cave. All this luxury can be seen in the newly opened casino "Barhat" in Moscow Gostiny Dvor (Varvarka St., 33). Going down the marble staircase, you find yourself in a large room with a rather low arches. Four parallel halls the architects decided to design in the same style, they differ only in the external decor. The arched vault of the first hall is dotted with spotlights, elegant tassels descend from the ceiling of the second, the third one is decorated with expensive moldings, and the fourth vault is covered with red velvet.