Arthurs Village & Spa Hotel
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... the number of spectators, by blocking so much of what can be seen.
It wasn't the odd photo that was the problem - we were equally to blame for that -- but the videoing of the entire thing.
WHO on God's Earth would EVER want to sit around at home watching 30 minutes of soldiers marching about and twirling guns?
But after strolling around the Kremlin gardens, watching children picking daisies (really!) I started to calm ...
... but I didn't see anybody's belongings being challenged.
We had been warned that it was illegal to bring food from the ship on our trip, but no one seemed to be scrutinized for contraband.
The train was sleek and modern. Our tickets were for economy (second) class, which meant fewer creature comforts including smaller seats that didn't recline as much, no free wi-if or shoe cleaning services.
But the ...
... including dome ceilings but not attractive as overdone. St Bascilica's cathedral beautiful colourful domes Starts snowing in Russia in Oct & the river freezes over. Beautiful onion tops on all churches Incredible old architecture Back to church of Christ our Saviour Underground train station with chandeliers, mosaic tiles depicting Russian life, & brass sculptures Lunch was at an 18C interior but Reno in 2005!! Incredible ornate building To boat at 6 ...
... s apartment. This was slightly complicated as the Russian address system is different than in the US. An address consists of a block address with building numbers, once we figured this out we found babushka, acquired the keys and returned to the metro to find the apartment promised to us. During our journey I got a taste of the Russian capital. Cleaner and more modern than Saint Petersburg, it was also a little more daunting. I instantly realized this was my ...
... with several others buried in the fresh snow that thinly layered the ice.
Our slow walk back to the hotel took us through the Culture Gardens and statue park. As the name suggests this park is strewn with statues, monuments and carvings, many taken from the Soviet era and others donated by local artists and sculptors. It was difficult to approach the statues in some instances due to the deep snow. The snow somehow added character to these half forgotten ...