Hotel Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya
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I always seem to have a torrid night when I am away from home and know I have to get up at the crack of dawn for onward travel. I find I am constantly checking my alarm clock …
... regular (every 2 minutes) and stopped for 30 seconds only. We can't tell you which stations we went to (our understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet is a bit rusty). Anyway suffice to say some stations (built in the 1930's in Stalin times) were fantastic, others (built in Kuschov's time (1960's) were relatively plain) but the more recent ones are now, again, bringing art to the masses. An interesting and exhilarating experience.
We then went to ...
... round, finding an English one was the challenge. When we finally did we wanted to be sure that it wasn't a paid tour we were tagging on to, but it was ... hmmmm.... So we decided to just appreciate the beauty and learn nothing!
Now I know it looks like i'm getting bored and my entries are getting lighter than day 1 (which is prob a ...
... with a bit of luck, made it to the right station.... not without Tubbz first stepping out the station and hitting a car wing mirror with his rucksack and setting off the alarm in front of a group of Russians (some things never change!).
We also soon discovered that the Russians don't hold our English love of signs (perhaps they have more common sense?) which meant that locating the hostel was our next brainteaser, but we eventually found it amongst ...
... stations have been decorated using different forms of Mosaic, stained glass and carvings from marble. None of them have religious themes as the underground was created by Joseph Stalin. He wanted to build the underground but didn’t know how to do it and refused to ask for help from other countries, so he dug holes down in 1930 but was not able to join them up with tunnels. Finally he bought a machine from England in 1933 to build ...
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