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Photo of the Day – Golden Kremlin Domes – The Kremlin, Moscow, RussiaInside the Kremlin Walls there are 3 different Cathedrals – Cathedral of the Dormition (1479), Cathedral of the Annunciation (1489), and Cathedral of the Archangel Michael (1508). Specifically what you are looking at are domes from the Cathedral of Dormition.
I suppose what I really like about these domes is that they are unique and of course beautiful to look at. Other than in Russia, I have never seen this architectural style.
Where else does this architecture exist?
Photo of the Day – Kremlin over the Moscow River – Moscow, RussiaThe weather in Moscow during our trip was nothing short of fantastic. We had incredible sunny days with perfect clouds that seemed to float just into the perfect positions for photos. From the Bol’shoy Moskvoretskiy Most (that’s a bridge ), I nabbed this photo of The Kremlin (AbsoluteVisit #50).
In fact, its not even the entire Kremlin. What you see along the river bank is part of The Kremlin wall with its many towers followed by a lush green garden. Behind that you see the armory and several of the Cathedrals including Ivan the Greats Bell Tower (the tallest golden topped tower).
Also in this photo, you can see ‘New Moscow’, a cluster of sky-scrapers in the far left of the photo. This section of the city is very far away so don’t be fooled by the photo – those are real sky scrapers!
Back Home in the Good Ol’ USAAfter three long flights (Dubai to Cairo to NYC to San Francisco – almost 20 hours of flying) Will and I find ourselves sitting in a Starbucks outside of San Francisco, just several minutes away from getting back to the daily grind at our current technology consulting jobs. We had an absolute blast traveling over the last 10 days and we hope that you had fun following us through Russia and Dubai. While this trip is over, there are many more trips planned and we look forward to sharing those with soon!
Speaking of trips, Will and I are always looking for exciting travel destinations. If you have been to a particularly amazing place that you think we absolutely (pun intended) need to check out, please share your travel experience with us so we can make plans to check it out!
Photo of the Day – The Moscow Kremlin at Night – Moscow, RussiaOn our last night in Moscow, Will and I strapped on all of our camera gear and hit the streets in search of some great pictures that would show what Moscow looks like under the dark sky. Our adventure took us first through the Moscow Subway as Will described yesterday. After exploring several magnificent subway platforms we took what had to be the world’s longest escalator back up to street level and started walking back towards the AbsoluteVisit #50 – The Moscow Kremlin and our hotel.
Our walk led us down the Moscow River where we found several bridges that we were able to walk across and get great views of the Kremlin brightly lit up at night. Here is my favorite picture that I was able to take from the bridges. You can even see the top of AbsoluteVisit #45 – St Basils Cathedral.