Our Trip to Europe
April 29 - June 26 2005
Lynda Edris and Pete Grant

Page 24 -Moscow Tour of the Kremlin

Tuesday, June 7th.

I had made reservations to join a walking tour of the Kremlin on the afternoon of June 7th.  The tour was conducted in English by Capital Tours of Moscow.  Unfortunately, it began raining shortly before the tour started, but nevertheless, I paid the fee and took my chances at getting soaked.

Start of our tour Hmm Kremlin tourist entrance
View from the
tourist entance ramp
The presidential offices
 
The huge cannon pictured above was installed for protection of
the Kremlin.  It was never fired in a conflict.
 
VIP's entering More government offices A Kremlin church
 
The bell above was constructed for the Kremlin church (right) but was never installed as it broke while it was being worked on.  It weighs over
15 tons!
Now, we go inside the church above
 
Interior of the Kremlin's church
After visiting the church,
we went inside the Krem-
lin's armory -- really a
museum.
 
The church,
once more
The outside of the Armory
(I think)
 
 
 

Dresses and headwear in the Armory.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Outside Kremlin Good bye Moscow!
After finishing the Kremlin tour, I took the metro back to the railroad station and caught the overnight train to Helsinki.  I slept well that night and woke up around 6:30, in time to snap a picture of the border town on Finland's side.

On to Helsinki! 

 

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