Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka Moscow
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Moscow taxi drivers ... What is wrong with these people? I arrived late in the evening at Domodedovo Airport eager to get to my hotel, I know how the taxis work in Moscow. So I pre-booked my cab, this is important for two reasons, 1- you can agree a price in advance, 2- you have a better than even chance that you will arrive at you destination, both are otherwise open to abuse and variation. Unfortunately my ...
... A feast for the eyes!!
We then went to the ground floor to find the gold from Troy which Schliemann had removed and taken to Germany from whence it was stolen by the Soviet army at the end of WW2. This was disappointing as several of the artefacts were missing and the trinkets that were left were small and uninspiring. On reading the guide book we discovered that the !9th and 20th century paintings had been moved to a gallery next door. So after a brief look ...
... the rest of the monasteries we have visited it is surrounded by a fortification. The Church of the Transfiguration, built in the 1640's, is filled with perhaps the most beautiful frescoes we have seen on this trip. And the grounds are peaceful, with few visitors, and full of budding and flowering trees. Such a lovely capstone to a fine trip for me! And such a nice place for Marty to return if he wants.
... as they would last longer and be seen by a greater number of people, than say handing out flyers. They also worked on how to introduce their propaganda by writing into school curriculums, so that in effect, they could brainwash people and grow up with their way of thinking. (Our tour guide had studied human rights and was very passionate about describing everything, which made the tour very interesting. I hope I am getting all my facts right!). We also saw some of ...
... two year sentences.
After exploring the area around the church we were able to go inside. Unfortunately though as was the case with many churches in Europe, you are not allowed to take photos in the building. The inside of the Cathedral was just as stunning as the outside, incredible statues and paintings stretching up to the ceiling.
Leaving the church we headed across a footbridge across the Moscow River. Looking in one direction from the bridge ...
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