Travels in Russia – Day 2

Moscow, 2 June 2013

This day we visited Red Square and  St Basil’s Cathedral.  We travelled there by Moscow’s magnificent Metro; the walls and ceilings of which are really a work of art.

Moscow Metro 1

Moscow Metro 2

Moscow Metro 3

There was a terrific sporting display in front of the Kremlin.  Astro-turf was laid out and teams of footballers and vollyball players were going hard at it.  A far cry from the days when Red Square was used to display Soviet Military Might.

Football outside the Kremlin

The Square and St Basil’s Cathedral was much different than I expected.  It hot vibrant and in such constrast to the austere photographs I saw in the fifties, sixties and seventies.

St Bazil's Cathedral and Red Square

The famous onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral at the end of Red Square

St Bazil's Cathedral 2

A Sparkling View of St Basil’s Cathedral

Inside St Bazil's Cathedral

Inside St Basil’s Cathedral

Red Square from Inside ST Bazil's Cathedral

A View of Red Square from Inside St Basil’s Cathederal

My trip to Moscow has shattered my illusions of it being a cold drab deprived city devoid of the joys of life.

Keith Jahans
Editor, Peatmore Press

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