Wednesday 10th July 2019
“Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel and your soul ignite”.
Two of our group members had left us at the airport yesterday and headed to St Petersburg, we said our goodbyes.So seven became five.
As we had previously been to Moscow before we had left for the mountains we became tour guides to the other three.
The others wanted a whistle stop tour of Moscow so our tour began.Firstly we took them on the wonderful Metro.
These Metros could be museums in themselves.
We then headed to Red Square.
Once again we were all fasinated by the buildings and for me St Basil’s blew my mind once again.
The colourful and characterful St Basils is undoubtedly one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Russia, and the very image which comes into many people’s heads when picturing Russia.
It is no surprise that this magnificent building has made such an impression on the entire world.
A glistening rainbow of domes, designed to make the building look like the shape of a flame on a bonfire.
According to legend, the Tsar thought it so beautiful he ordered that the architect be blinded so that he would never surpass this creation.
We then headed back into The GUM.
This is Russia’s main department store, with stunning interiors which houses a variety of high-ended boutiques. The glass roofed arcade faces Red Square.
Now the 3 guys we are with (2 male, 1 female) were in their element when they found the food section of this store.
Fresh cooked chicken, turkey, all kinds of meat, fish, rice, vegetables everything. So we spent the next hour buying food…and these guys can eat!
Where it all goes I’ll never know!
We decided we would head to the Ostankino TV Tower to get views over the city.
The security in this place was rediculous. There was more security here than at any airport I’ve ever been through including Russia!
In order to enter we must have entered at least 3 infra-red scanners plus security checks.
Standing at 540.1m (1772ft) it is currently the tallest free standing structure in Europe and the 11th tallest in the world.
Between 1967 and 1974 it was the tallest in the world.
The views from the top were amazing. They even had had a glass panel floor which you could walk over and see the views straight below.
Moscow is Massive!!It stretches for miles and miles.
We can see some of the famous landmarks we had already been to.
And what was surprising was that there was actually alot of greenspace.
From here we the headed to ‘Moscow City’ to show the guys The Federation Tower and the new builds. They were as impressed with the buildings as we were.
We had all wanted to re-visit Red Square at night to see it lit up in its full glory and it was spectacular…the pictures below speak for themselves.
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Moscow looks an amazing city with is superior and colourful architecture. I don’t know what I expected but your pictures show how large the city is. My friend Galina who I used to commute with is from Moscow she has now become a family friend as she is more Dominic ‘s age she shares some interesting stories about living in Moscow. Very impressed by all the knowledge you have gathered from your research into wherever you both travel . You have certainly made me want to visit Moscow. Lots of love Theresa x
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Such contrasting buildings here in Moscow but yes the colours are spectacular especially around Red Square. I would recommend Moscow for a visit 💙 x