The Ritz-Carlton Moscow
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... s very friendly and helpful English speaking staff who patiently walked us through directions to various places in Moscow city. Not that it prevented us from getting hopelessly lost the following day...
We had booked a half day walking tour (for just the two of us) "First Day in Moscow' with Moscow Private Walking Tours (http://www.moscowprivatetours.com/) as an introduction to the city. The tour would apparently take between 4.5 to 5 hours and ...
... 1489 contains icons by Andrei Rublyov, meant nothing to me before, but I am now his biggest fan and wherever I saw any hint that a museum or a cathedral had his works, I was there. This was used as the family church of the Tsars. The tall columns force you to look up to the dome and the Christus Pantokrator. The multi-tier iconostasis of the cathedral is made up of almost 100 icons in six rows and is one of the oldest surviving in Russia.
The Church of the Deposition of the ...
... the square, you see the iconic St. Basil's Cathedral straight ahead, the Kremlin on your right and the GUM department store on your left. After a good look around in Red Square and a look inside GUM, we went inside the Kremlin wall to see the churches and to visit the famous museum called The Armory. This museum is full of priceless Tsarist artefacts such as jewellery, robes, porcelain, crowns, carriages and of course Faberge eggs.
In the early ...
... for us.
I began to envision a stopover in Helsinki, and even looked up the name of our walk contact in Helsinki on my phone, musing about the possibility of a forced overnight there and doing a walk in the city while we awaited the next flight to Moscow.
FinnAir had a shortage of "equipment" and had been forced to charter the LOT aircraft, a lovely Boeing 787, first time I'd flown on one. One of the ...
... the art at each and every stop. St. Basils - As beautiful as you'd expect, outside and inside
Izmailovsky Market - A very strange place; a wooden roofed market behind a fake castle. Lots of tourist tat and Soviet souvenirs.
The Red Square
Bish managed to have a few drinks with an ex Springfield colleague
A crazy "themed" restaurant Next step - 4days, 5nights on the train to ...