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... in central Moscow was at Bolshoi Square which houses the imposing Bolshoi Theatre and the smaller Maly Theatre. Theatre Square was originally located on the swampy bank of the Neglinnaya River. In 1819, the river was encased, providing wide space for the theatre construction. Today, you would have no idea that the river is still there just below the city.
The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera, founded in the late 18th century, are amongst the ...
... our stay in Moscow on a high note after our planned day trip to the first city on the Golden Ring, Sergei Posad; so we gave a generous tip and suddenly we were all friends.
Just before the restaurant we passed the former KGB HQ on Lubjanka Platz. The symbol of terror and secret police which kept the Russian people in fear for generations.
We were both so tired and were chatting so much about the wonderful time we were having in Moscow that we missed our Metro stop, so had to backtrack one stop! Another ...
... lifespan. I have a certificate to
prove it! After our dip into this very
cold body of water, we must first do a vodka blessing to the 4 corners of the
world in order to appease the spirit of Lake Baikal. Then we hike back up the
embankment for a picnic next to the train.
Never in my
wildest dreams did I ever think I would be singing Russian songs, drinking
vodka and having a picnic in Siberia!!! What a day.
... beautiful, and it has been called Red Square for hundreds of years.
In front of the Kremlin walls at exactly half way down the square is Lenin's Tomb, a pyramid of granite. Apparently his embalmed body is inside and you can go in to visit, don't think we will do this. Our guide expressed doubts that it really was his body and was more likely a wax dummy.
The surprise was the department store. This is a huge, ornate building, both inside and out, but ...
... as shops and an amusement park . It is now being revitalised and once again lots of painters! The space exhibit has a Vostok rocket, and just arrived is a Buran space shuttle, but that was still not reassembled after being brought from Gorky Park. The fountains and pavilions are just part of the park which is larger than the state of Monaco! After yet more walking time for the Metro home again, we are getting to be old hands at ...