Best Eastern Salyut Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... in the other hand and, we think, had a foot pedal for the largest bell. With delicate hand movements he could ring one, or several, bells at once, alternate between them, play loudly or softly, fast or slow. It was amazing to watch, and made sense of what had looked to me like a tangle of ropes! We also experienced parts of several Orthodox services. Very different from Quaker Meeting, of course, but also very different from a Protestant Church Service in the UK. For a start, the inside ...
... observed, actually Red Rectangle. Isn't geometry great.
St. Basil's Cathedral is the brightly coloured onion domed Cathedral we all know from pictures. One interesting thing about it to me is that there is almost no room for people inside. There is one small area at the entrance that would maybe accommodate 30 to 40 people and the rest of the place is a maze of bedroom sized rooms displaying beautiful Orthodox iconography. ...
... architecture, '30's, 40's style statues and iconography...simply transfixing. The photos won't do it justice but will give you an idea of what we mean.
After resting at home for a bit we went downstairs to a fancy pants restaurant in the basement of our hostel to celebrate the day. Had a pretty good meal, along with some bubbly and red wine and got some nice photos taken by the waiter. Toyed with the idea of consummating the engagement but passed out instead.
... and my pockets were full of random things i couldn't squeeze into the pack.
We cleared customs and boarded our flight with no problems and I tried to sleep for the 4 hour journey.
First challenge, getting from the airport to the city center where our hotel was. I was expecting this to be impossible as we cannot read Russian, but luckily for us, all the signs were in English and so were some of the ticket machines! So on the train to the center we ...
... the colourful domes and spectacular architecture of the cathedral itself and the walls of the Kremlin to my right and the giant shopping mall, ГУМ (Gum) to my left.
We stood there and admired the buildings surrounding us and eventually found a little cafe to have dinner in. We both had steak which was lovely, after that we got the metro back to the hotel and had supper there and updated our family and friends on the perfect start to the holiday.