Thursday, April 22, 2010

Silk Road Day 27: Moscow

First stop this morning was Red Square. Not nearly as big as I thought it would be, and they were doing repairs to the surface so we couldn't wander through.

Moscow 01

We did have a walk through the G.U.M. department store, which was full of very nice shops and arcades.

Moscow 02

Saw St Basils Cathedral which was most impressive. Sorry, forgot to take photos of the inside.


Visited the Christ the Saviour Cathedral which was completely over the top. And they don't let you take photos of the interior, which is a shame because it's completely mad.

Moscow 03

We also stopped at a convent (can't remember the name, but it's where Peter the Great banished his first wife to, after he decided he didn't want to be married to her any more).

Moscow 05

Lunch at a city restaurant and then we went and had a look at one of the Metro stations - most impressive. The rest of the group went shopping but we headed back to the hotel and relaxed before our farewell dinner. Dinner was nice and we got up and made a small speech thanking our guides for doing such a wonderful job of looking after us.

Moscow 04

Can't believe we are going home tomorrow. Hopefully we'll get to see the Kremlin before we go to the airport.


The Army of Four said...

I love your photos!!!!!!!! Your St. Basil's pic is one of the most colorful I've seen! Well done!!!

angie said...

Well I hope I can visit this too....