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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Honeymoon Highlights II: Moscow

The second in my little series of assorted honeymoon snaps - this time, pictures taken in Moscow:

We arrived in Moscow at 7am and (after an overly-complicated conversation with the left luggage guard at the train station and breakfast at Starlite Diner) took a walk through some quiet back-streets where we found this beautiful and understated monastery. Such a sense of peace in the middle of a bustling city!

From the sublime to the ridiculous - this was the most over-the-top building we found on our travels (and Russia certainly goes in for 'statement' architecture). Do you think, if you could go inside, the whole building would sound of the sea?

If we'd read the books more carefully, we would have known that they close Red Square in the evenings. This involves a constant police/military presence... I've never before encountered the idea of closing times for a public square...

Big and impressive - surely this building must be in the guide book? Or on the map? Well, apparently not, although we spent a good 20 minutes trying to work out what it might be. Does anyone know?? UPDATE: Thanks to AnN for identifying this as the apartment block at Kotelnicheskaya Embankment


Kazzy said...

Very very cool photos. I am sure you guys had a terrific adventure. Ever been to the US?

Rachel Cotterill said...

Hi Kazzy, I've been to Washington D.C. for a week (lots of museums & art) but I know there is a lot more to see. Any particular recommendations?

AnN said...

the last picture is one of the gothic seven sisters. the stalin buildings. and this one is most probably one of the ministry buildings.

Rachel Cotterill said...

AnN - wow, thank you :D I thought it was a bit of a long shot asking if anyone knew, but it worked! Yay!

AnN said...

I is not a ministry building but an apartment haha sorry

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