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... the cathedrals are fabulous, with their hand painted frescoes, it’s quite underwhelming as a tourist attraction. We definitely found the Red Square, with St. Basil’s more spectacular!
In our few days, we had covered the major landmarks in Moscow, with our understanding of the history summarised below!
Brief History:NOTE: notes based on memory only. Kids - not to be used as reference for school assignments! :)
... walls and Red Square. The term 'red' apparently means beautiful. The Kremlin walls surround 2 palaces and about 5 churches, most with gold 'onion' top domes. The churches white walls do not prepare you for the colour of the internal frescoed walls, completely covered in vivid pictures of disciples, Christ etc. One church even houses the burial crypt of Ivan the Terrible. The Armoury adjoining the Kremlin houses an amazing array of gold ...
... China, silver, armoury guns & swords all from the 16 Century. Absolutely amazing & in good conditions Silver servers huge embossed plates chalices tankards. I have never in my life & all my travels seen such a large & magnificent collection of beautiful & old treasures. Apparently Britain & other countries melted some of their treasures down for financial reasons but Russia kept theirs. 2 churches 100% of the walls & ceilings ...
... week or two involve while I rested up. I already have Irkutsk and Lake Baikal sorted for later in the week so I focused on Mongolia and what I want to get out of that. When I first lost my job back in April I realised how very lucky I was to have this opportunity to fulfil my dreams of travelling and seeing more of the world but as my trip is progressing that is playing on my mind a lot more when you see people less fortunate than yourself and I need to ...
... retraced my steps. The great thing about being forgetful, though, is that even when doing that you come across places you could swear you have never seen before. These steps? That bridge? It was all flat, I'm sure. Each day I've run this way before they have been jet washing the railings so I've had a little spray to cool me down. Today they had moved on to spray painting them, so I've caught some interesting patterns of spotty paint, instead. A good one, and I ...