Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Walk in Moscow

Hello and welcome to my blog!

This is the last posting of Moscow. Apart from the Red Square (last week's posting) there are many other interesting and beautiful places to see. The picture on the left here is from a park just opposite Gorky Park where there are an amazing number of statues of famous Russians. This, of course, is Lenin.

Enjoy the walk around Moscow. I have indicated what the photos are of and there are many links to help you find out more about Moscow.

Next week I'll show you photos of the Perhentian Islands, off the North East coast of Malaysia, where we were a couple of weeks ago.

Have a great 2 weeks



A Russian Pinocchio!

Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky the founder of Cheka,
the forerunner of the KGB

The KGB, now called the FSB, the Federal Security Service
of the Russian Federation

Autumn scenes in Gorky Park

The gate to Gorky Park.

Novodevichy Convent

Underground Station. The Moscow underground is stunning.
It is not permitted to take photos of the stations underground
but click on the link above to see photos. This is a great website.

Moskva River

Red October Chocolate factory

Peter the Great (Peter 1 of Russia)

View of the Kremlin from the Moskva River

A wedding in Moscow

The bridesmaids

View of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour from the river

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Singers at Izmaylovo market

Matroyshka dolls

Monday, October 15, 2007

Moscow - The Red Square

Hi and and a warm welcome (back) to my blog.

I would like to thank my regular visitors. My blog does not have a wide readership but I do enjoy sharing with you the beautiful places I have been lucky enough to see.

We have just returned from a Malaysian tropical paradise. A very beautiful island. I will tell you about that and show you some photos when I have finished showing you Moscow. This first posting of Moscow is all dedicated to the Red Square and the walls that contain the Kremlin.

It is stunning. I couldn’t stop taking shots. It was helped by the weather. People there explained to me that what we call an “Indian Summer” in the UK they call an “Old Woman’s Summer” (in Russian: бабье лето). I was very lucky to see Moscow at its best.

Of course there is so much history attached to this place. I won’t even begin to tell you about it. But do go to the Wikipedia site by clicking here to find out the basic facts.

The first picture of me (taking a photo!) was shot by my colleague and friend Andy. We were in Russia together to deliver a team management training course.

Lenin's mausoleum is there. It is the small building in front of the wall in picture 8.

Enjoy the photos and in two weeks I will take you for a walk around Moscow!