This is a long post, but I didn’t want to split it up!
We made it to Moscow! Sara’s parents are serving an LDS mission in Russia so we got to see them!
This store was our best friend – everything you could need inside! Below is the bridge we walked over everyday.
Novodevichy Convent & Cemetery. It is always interesting to see how other cultures have buried their dead.
Rain or shine we still went out and about. We went to the Experimentarium a science museum for children. It was really good!
Red Square in all its glory…
We watched the changing of the guards…
Saw the Moscow Kremlin and later went inside.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral –
The Cathedral was ordered by Ivan the Terrible to mark the 1552 capture of Kazan from Mongol forces. It was completed in 1560. That’s pretty much all the genuine history that’s known about this celebrated landmark. There, however, scores of legends. Nothing is known about the builders, Barma and Postnik Yakovlev, except their names and the dubious legend that Ivan had them blinded so that they could not create anything to compare. Historians unanimously state that this is nothing but urban folklore – still a good story.
Bolshoi Theatre above and beautifully decorated streets below…
Ploshchad Revolyutsii, lucky dog statue – rub his nose for good luck. The subway stations were really works of art – all unique and beautiful.
Inside the Kremlin…
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Peter the Great Statue
Pelman Cafe – if you are in Moscow – just do it, you won’t regret it!