Travel Blogs from Moscow
... perimeter of one of the most famous Squares in the World, Red Square. This was named neither because of the bloodshed that has occurred in these parts over the years nor because of the redbrick Kremlin wall that imposingly shadows the Square. It certainly has no ties or links with Communism. This square was named when Communism was just another difficult word to spell in Russian!! The Word Red (Russian: Krasnaya) also means pretty or beautiful.
At one end of Red ...
... the Bosco store well they sell Sochi 2014 merchandise, I hope there's another store in St Petersburg or something in the airport as the selection was a tad slim unless you're shopping for clothes. Must admit, I rather like the Russian shirts for the upcoming Winter Olympics, snazzy. One more photostop at St Basil's then another photo at the Sochi countdown clock, it was time to drag myself back to the hotel. Another long walk to the metro, making transfers through 3 ...
... this time it was nearly 2pm so we walked towards the Kremlin in a quest for food and drink. Just near the gates was the underground shopping mall I visited two days ago. This had a Szabo store which served slices of pizza etc. We settled for a large slice each washed down by local beer. Not bad. It was very hot outside but we then walked to Red Square so Fletcher could feel he was really in Moscow and then into the GUM. A stop at one of the cafes in there which overlooks ...
... artisans used local logs, timber and old methods to build this huge wooden palace from the original plans. Quite breathtaking. As it is a new building, we got to wear dinky little blue plastic shoecovers to protect the floors. Quite the fashion item but effective.
LUNCH: Vera encouraged us to try some traditional Russian dishes at a local restaurant. The restaurant resembled an outdoor vine-covered area with rustic furniture. We ordered pancakes with ...
... St Basil's Cathedral (commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 to celebrate the capture of Kazan, a Mongol stronghold at the time). The Cathedral is now a museum, and we were able to walk around the maze of rooms. A lot of the rooms were brightly painted. In the Central Chapel with its towering roof we had the pleasure of listening to 3 men singing traditional Russian songs a capella. We were also amazed by the amount of bling in the cathedral which, ...
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