Friday 15 September 2017
The queue to get through security at the Kremlin
Kay - struggling with technology.
Walking up to the entrance gate through Saviours
... where this young Russian guard was on duty.
We were held back while they changed the guard.
Off they go back to barracks..........
....after which we were allowed inside.
Rows of 'captured' cannon barrels....
Originally the Place of Congress, this ugly building is now the State
One of the captured cannon barrels on a dummy carriage.
I guess this was captured at Magdebourg??
on the left.
GUM department store outside the Kremlin walls in Red Square.
The dome on the Senate Building is made from one continuous row of
tiles - according to our guide.
- the largest gun that never fired.
For the anoraks - it is technically a mortar due to the ratio of
the barrel length to calibre.
Kay - and the Dormition
of the Archangel
(or Cathedral) Square.
of the Annunciation
in the square.
The fourth building in the square is Ivan
the Great's Bell Tower.
Main entrance to the Dormition Cathedral.
of the Deposition of the Robe
on the right of the smaller
domes of Terem
The Dormition Cathedral - with a carpet of tourists.
One of twenty towers
The former British
on Smolenskaya Embankment across the river.
The Tsar Bell, the Senate Building and GUM.
Presidential Helipad inside the grounds.
Strolling through the wooded gardens inside the Kremlin.
Ivan's Bell Tower
The largest bell that never rang - the Tsar Bell
.... and the reason why it never rang.
The Saviours Tower - with a christmas tree flanked by two bears in
Another group of tourists arriving.... as we leave the Kremlin to
board our coaches to return to the ship.