Saturday, April 17, 2010


We did get a chance on the final day of our trip to do a very little bit of sightseeing. Moscow is like any other major European capital city with a full week’s worth of activity if one had the time. We had only two hours or so we headed to red square. We decided to walk the three miles to get there, my exercise for the week, which is always great to get a feel for the city. It is very cosmopolitan, expensive shops, people everywhere and all dressed very well. There were very stark contrasts everywhere between modernity and soviet era views. This extended to people, the military presence and obviously the streets and architecture.

When we got to the Red Square, we walked around and saw many of the Kremlin buildings, the military buildings, the several palaces churches but of course the highlight and signature skyline item was St Basils Cathedral. It is beautiful and is equally stunning when viewing from a distance as it is when viewing up close. After picking up a couple of Russian dolls for the girls, we sat at the only small little cafĂ© in red square and soaked it for a while. It was nice to get to visit another European capital.

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1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Those buildings are simply gorgeous!