Best Eastern Salyut Hotel
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... aid. Following several generous souls helping us decipher the tube signs (why on earth do they print maps of the metro written in our alphabet when all the tube stations use the Russian alphabet?), our first lengthy Russian encounter was with our delightful and exceptionally competent guide on the two tours we took; Elena. We warmed to her immediately, not least because once we realised we had been waiting at the wrong monument for 20 minutes for the tour to start ...
... The displays were very sparsely written in English and so we spent most of our time looking at old photographs and maps of the system being built. The highlight of the museum was a replica of an old metro train cabin and going through the motions of driving it, including pretending to open and close the doors. The guy who showed me through it was barely older than us and seemed excited just to have someone to interact with in what appeared to be a seldom ...
... marched into the parade ground. The ceremony was truly moving particularly when they all sang the Russian National Anthem with great gusto & well in tune. They then received their diplomas after goose-stepping to & from the ranks. We went off for a further walk whilst Helen pointed out the various cathedrals we visited including the Assumption, with all the tombs of the Tsars before Peter the Great. The interiors are full of frescoes ...
... The cost is 350 rubbles to go inside as a adult. I thought I would be cheeky and ask for three student tickets 100 rubbles each (60 rubbles to the pound currently) . Bargain. Walking up the stairs and into the entrance hall you say goodbye to daylight and enter. The yellow wallpaper and Moroccan looking chandeliers. The rooms are small and pokey each with a different color. Ceiling painted and in the outer rooms small windows letting bright sunlight in. Between ...
... bell is 20 feet tall with a 22 feet diameter. I first saw this bell in 1985 and I could have sworn this bell had a crack down one side. It looks as if the crack got worse as there now stands a ruddy big hole with a piece missing. The missing piece of bell is propped up against the side; well, as much as a 12-ton piece of iron can be ‘propped’ up. Similar to the Tsar cannon, the bell was also forged in the 16th century and I also understand that the bell ...