Lotte Hotel Moscow
Travel Blogs from Moscow
... to get to the Bolshoi Theatre which is near my hotel.
I came out of the metro station to find that there was some sort of parade celebration going on today. I seem to have a knack for showing up in cities when there is a holiday going on that I didn’t even know about. I was in Rome on Good Friday a few years back, I was in Athens for Easter this year, and today was the day Russians celebrate victory over the Nazis in WWII. I ...
... the train!
Handily, there was a BIFFA shop just along from the station. This was the first big supermarket we had come across and it was perfect for finding all the supplies that we needed.
Heading back to the platform, we were just in time to see our train pull in. We made our way down to our carriage number 15. After some confusion with boarding the train, the provodnitsa (The dragon lady who looks after the train carriage) ...
... t believe that beautiful architecture or works of art should be limited to the estates of the wealthy. they should be accessible to all. So, they created each station as a different work of design and art. Most have some element of marble and we saw stations with mosaic ceilings and chandeliers, a station filled with sculptures extolling communist ideals tucked into archways, and one memorializing fruit (as the years of starvation during the war made the fruit symbolic of a ...
... as a public market outside the Kremlin moat in the 12th century, supported by the Tsars, especially Catherine the Great who hired an Italian architect to design a trade center after the fire of 1812. By the revolution in 1917, the building had been expanded to include some 1200 shops. Stalin nationalized it and tried to develop it as socialist trade enterprise, "democratizing consumption for workers and peasants nationwide". Nyet. So in 1928 he converted it ...
... badly done wax work. If I'd done some proper research before hand, I doubt I would have gone in. We then chilled in red square for a while, saw the unknown soldier & the changing of the guard. Julia came back to take us on a tour of the city. Some of us couldn't get into the oldest church in the city as we were in shorts, me included. We finally checked in, got showered, ate birthday cake & split up to go for dinner again. It's Seb's birthday so we went for a really ...
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