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We had an aborted landing due to "Operational Issues". We were about 200 feet off the runway when the pilot went to full power and pulled up quickly. It took 30 minutes to circle around. I wonder what was really the problem.
But I made it safely home. That is all that counts.
St. Basil's Cathedral is the show stopper of Red Square. Its panoply of colorful "onion" domes catches your eye immediately. It is actually made up of 7 smaller churches, each with a different colored dome. The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 to celebrate the defeat of the Mongols at Kazan. It was designed by Postnik Yakovlev. Legend has it that Ivan was so amazed by the beauty of ...
... 1000's by the Grand Duke Dolgoruky to Vladimir. There are many astounding "miracles" associated with this icon, including the unexplained retreat of Tamerlane from the walls of Moscow when it seemed that annihilation of the city was imminent.
We then stopped for a quick lunch of for me, the usual, Borscht. I do love it.
Then off to a special back stage tour of the Boshoi. The building ...
... some pictures so you will know as much as I do!!!
Then headed of to a town called Tula, not a lot there but it does have it's own Kremlin with 4 churches inside.
Got to the hotel, grabbed a shower then headed of to have a wander around the town. Before I left the hotel I used the cash point machine in the lobby, stuck my card in pressed all the right buttons. The machine did it's thing and gave me my card back ...
The best part of this routing, the short stop over. Just enough time to get off the plane, use the bathroom and get a couple of drinks in the lounge, and then get back on the same plane.
There was a fire to watch on the way in.
I also have to find the one residence that looks fancy. Google maps here I come.
I will also try to get the photo of the souvenirs for sale.