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... employ to enable ships, barges and boats to pass through regions of the country.
I've been up close to locks on canals and rivers in the UK and they are cute and effective. The canal boats are long and thin. The gates on the locks are frequently manually operated, which is a lot of fun.
Then there’s the canal system in Russia.
The locks were originally designed to be 210 m long, 17.6 m wide and 4.2 ...
... we really would not have found the place. That app is a must when you go abroad! My learning the cyrillic alphabet has come in very useful. I am ashamed to say that the one thing I have really messed up about the trip is not sorting out my phone. You would think after working at CPW for 15 years this is the one area I would get right but I did not port my number in time or unlock the phone. I was therefore delighted to be able to read the word ...
... br> We only stayed on the train for one stop, but got a taste of the grandeur. This was a lot different than BART at home.
The Moscow station was filled with marble and artwork. A room containing the turnstiles had a gorgeous ceiling that would feel right at home in a museum or even a church.
We were headed to the Kremlin station.
Our guide told us that Kremlin actually means fortress, which explains why ...
... the most expensive of each one. I accompanied my meal borsch and a large glass of Kvac (kvas) a slightly fermented drink made from rye bread. I remembered this from my childhood at Russian functions. Continued wandering. Circumnavigated the kremlin. Red Square was mainly blocked off as they were putting up stand for a big international military tattoo in week's time. If this was my first visit to Moscow I would have been disappointed but I wandering around it before ...
... think from photographs, nonetheless very impressive. The Mcdonalds and Sparro overlooking the west gate and bustling with patrons is somewhat of an irony, capitalist pigs. Red square and Saint Basils are amazing and obviously should be visited. From here we visited the Gulag museum up the street, again interesting and worth a visit. Returned to the apartment after dinner, planning to visit the Lenin mausoleum and the kremlin on the morrow.