The Ritz-Carlton Moscow
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... had a quality that anglo-saxon culture with its hurry-up-places-to-go-things-to-do protestant work ethic sadly lacks.
There was a lot of way too fast and dangerous driving courtesy of people in new and powerful German and American cars. Meanwhile the metro was gloriously elegant and beautiful, with wide trains and tall, grand and classically styled hallways. And no advertising. Even above ground there ...
... and washbaisin. Dimitri was our guard and a lovely chap..he would clean the loo regularly and even bring out the vacuum cleaner on occasions. He had a little store of souvenirs and drinks and sweets which we could buy from him if needed. I think each Hurd had to reach a certain quota. One carriage ( first class) did have a/c but they had to buy things from their conductor to have it turned on!
However, you should have seen their faces when I explained that my train was 3 hours ago.
To be fair, they sorted everything out.
I got a new ticket for the next express train at 1.45pm.
And the courier was on his way back to the office.
30 minutes later, I had my train ticket to St Petersburg and also my Trans Siberian Railway tickets.
I'm all ready to ...
Visited this lovely city with magnificent old churches. 30 churches in the city remain from 120 which were destroyed by Starlin. Visited Church of Elijah the Prophet with amazing frescoes. Governors House was truly beautiful with high ceilings filigree cornices & lots of large paintings. Some locals dressed in 18C costumes gave a demonstration of waltz /dance being accompanied by pianist , violin ...
... day. There are metal trees lining the bridge with hooks and they are covered from head to foot with hand painted heart shaped metal padlocks. Each lock has the name of the lovers painted on and once they have kissed they fasten the lock to the trees or railings and throw the key into the river to seal their marriage, quite beautiful and remarkably romantic.
From there I started to loop back over the river and took in probably the biggest sculpture in the city, one ...