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... dresses worn by czarinas, ornate horse harnesses, royal dishes and silverware, suits of armor, coronation thrones, beautiful old clocks, coaches, and much, much more.
We also couldn't take photos during our visit to the Cathedral of the Dormition, which dates back to the 14th century. It was filled with gold leaf on its massive round pillars and everywhere on the walls between icons of famous saints and holy ...
... extravagant, and expensive. The Red Square, Russian Orthodox Cathedrals, Soviet era monuments, and skyscrapers in modern Moscow City are the epitome of grandeur and bravado. Some old and some new, but all very bold and impressive. Actually, many of the ancient relics of the Tsarist era, including cathedrals, have been rebuilt since the destruction campaign under Stalin to remove all examples of imperial rule and promote atheism.
... empty when we get there and not only can we check in straight away, we have the room to ourselves. Absolutely perfect for how we are feeling! A quick power nap turns into a sleep and we end up heading out into Moscow about midday. As most visitors to Moscow probably do, we head straight for the Red Square, which is about 5 minutes walk from the hostel. We get sidetracked by a shopping centre called GUM. Kim had heard interesting things about the ...
... what I was about to see... one of
the asian men walk casually around as soon as the two russian men
were not looking and grab their big bottle of water from their
unzipped bag side pocket. I was stunned and not sure if I had just
seen what I saw as I sat up, unsure of what to say. I looked to the
two russian men one of whom was looking and I think saw. I nodded and
kind of pointed and he quickly marched up to the asian man
interrupting him ...
The bus dropped us off at Red Square where we had lunch at Bosco Cafe, an elegant Italian eatery opposite Lenin's Tomb. From there, we walked back across the Square to the statue of General Zhukov for our afternoon tour of the Kremlin. Crowds of families are gathered just outside so that children can have their pictures taken with life-sized Disney characters; it is hard to believe that this is the site of military parades and May ...