Stockholm- A Culture Capital

Stockholm- A Culture Capital
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Moscow + Summer Sunshine = LOVE

I have been living in this city for quite a while now, and after months of summer and only a few posts I thought it would be a perfect time to shed new (sun)light on the Russian Capital. Here are some fine-weathered photos from my parents' recent visit to Moscow.

Tsar Cannon- The world's Largest

The Giant Bell that fell from Ivan the Great's Bell Tower

The Kremlin Wall in Alexander's Gardens- it shows the exposed rock which lies underneath the building.

GUM- Perhaps my favorite part of Red square is this grogeous shopping center which is still catering to the Russian Elite but allows even the poppers to use the restroom and enjoy 2 dollar ice cream like they have for decades.

Soldiers in Moscow are as plentiful as ants, but probably don't work as hard. However it is always interesting to see them performiong a well-rehearsed ceremony.

Piggy Backing Momma in front of St.Basil's

My Dad with a lovely Babushka demanding money for photos on Old Arbat Street.

The Drowning Horses fountain comes from old Russian Folklore.

A great shot of one of Stalin's Seven Sisters. 7 Skyscrapers comissioned by Staling to be built in a similar style. I have heard they go as deep into the ground as they are tall and that some of them are connected with a secret 'metro 2'

The most famous tower surrounding the Kremlin-It can tell time!

A colorful shot of Gorky Park on the bank of the Moscow River

A picture of Moscow City, the new development of high rises in Moscow. Taken from 'Sparrow Hills' by the University.

A statue in honor of Alexander the Great

The Church of Christ of the Ascension- Built about 20 years ago after a church on this site was destroyed by Communists.

A controversial statue of Peter the Great in the Moscow River. Many Muscovites hate it and think it should be sent somewhere else. Other think that is deserves to be in St.Petersburg as it was founded by Peter.

Gorgeous gardens at Tsvetnoy Bulvar

Tsvetnoy Bulvar

Enjoying some beers and live music from on the Garden Ring in Moscow near Chisti Prudy.

Hotel Metropol near the Bolshoi Theater and Red Square

My lovely parents in front of the gate to Red Sqaure

Good eats have always been the most important thing in my family, other than perhaps the family itself. Since the food didn't change much with the season it's photos were neglected. So here is a shout out to all the great food and coffee enjoyed in Moscow.

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