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Moscow!

Posted on 2007.05.01 at 12:31
Hang in there, gang! We're almost done with these pictures.

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A dreary day in Red Square. Notice that, although it was a chilly day, my jacket is open. That is because the zipper broke. Not such a good thing.


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St. Basil's Cathedral. Truly awesome, inside and out.

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A detail from St. Basil's. Erin loves those swirlies.

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Red Square again. From left, St. Basil's, Lenin's tomb, and the Kremlin wall with its big ol' towers. Amidst all of those trees in the middle lay the remains of Big Bill Haywood, John Reed, and a bunch of Soviet chumps.

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An extravagant metro station. Crazy! And most of the stations were similar to this one.

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The looooong escalator down into the metro. The stations were used as bomb shelters, hence the extreme depth.

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Kropotkin metro station! Because we failed to locate Kropotkin's grave, this was the closest we got to him.

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This is a detail from a mural in a metro station, the station closest to the Great Patriotic War museum. The mural was a celebration of the victory over the Nazis, hence the exuberance.

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One of the cathedrals inside the Kremlin. This concentration of cathedrals is like the Vatican City of Russian Orthodox.

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Orthodox nuns!

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Things that make Moscow really cool, part one: Sergei Eisenstein's grave.

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Things that make Moscow really cool, part two: the chess museum (that was closed, but the security guard was really nice).

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Things that make Moscow really cool, part three: the Mayakovsky Museum.


Next up: St. Petersburg. The last stop!

Comments:


a sudden absence of bees
sabotabby at 2007-05-01 16:45 (UTC) ()
Ah, the memories.
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-06-30 01:14 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I remember seeing some of these sights from when you went to Russia! (Sorry for the extreme tardiness in my response)
Oh, how they come and go...
5_leaves_left at 2007-05-01 22:26 (UTC) ()
big bill haywood was buried in moscow?
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-06-30 01:16 (UTC) ()
Yup! He fled to the Soviet Union after the Red Scare raids on the IWW. And there he died and was interned in the Kremlin wall. Crazy! (Sorry it took so long to get back to you)
Christa
oodelally3 at 2007-05-01 23:30 (UTC) ()
Did you ask those nuns where I can get me a hat like that?
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-06-30 01:16 (UTC) ()
No, but I can! I got their email addresses......(sorry this witty quip is so tardy!)
Christa
oodelally3 at 2007-06-30 04:32 (UTC) ()
Yeah! I can't remember what the hats look like now!
lovableatheist
lovableatheist at 2007-05-02 23:14 (UTC) ()
Sweet.

Those are the fanciest damn metro stations I've ever seen.
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-06-30 01:17 (UTC) ()
I'll bet the metro stations would think the same of you! (This joke will probably make no sense because it's coming so very late)
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