Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Moscow in Color

Western Russia was not at all what we had expected.  What had we expected?  Grey, mostly.  Uninspired architecture.  Drabness.  But instead we got spectacular churches, imposing monuments, crazy fashion and more.  Here are some of our favorite photos from Moscow.

St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basils, another angle
The Kremlin
Kremlin by night
St Basil's by night
Hungry hungry hippo fountain
Entrance to a club, obvi
Entrance to a coffeeshop, obvi
Some of you lucky readers may recognize this photo from the wall of our apartment!
Just walkin around, bein artsy
The State Department Store in Red Square.
During the Soviet era, lines of shoppers snaked all the way through Red Square.

Today it's full of luxury shops...
... and lush greenery and fountains
Frolicking around inside the Kremlin
Cannon.  Big balls.
Now that's a crack! Puts the Liberty Bell to shame.
The Assumption Cathedral (I think)
"history history history, blah blah blah blah"
A couple fancy crosses
Our time in Moscow was spent in a whirlwind of sightseeing (well, actually, our 3 days with Lynda and Steve were spent that way.  Our two days by ourselves were passed in our typical wandering around, drinking coffee McCafe fashion) and before long it was time to head off to St Petersburg!

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