Sunday 13 September 2015

Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

Moscow is another city that I'd love to visit but in summer time because cold weather I have enough here in Switzerland! 


This postcard was sent by Anna

Inextricably linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin (built between the 14th and 17th centuries by outstanding Russian and foreign architects) was the residence of the Great Prince and also a religious centre. At the foot of its ramparts, on Red Square, St Basil's Basilica is one of the most beautiful Russian Orthodox monuments. - in:

Saint Basil's Cathedral

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The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, is a church in Red Square in MoscowRussia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat. It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazanand Astrakhan. A world famous landmark it was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. in: wikipedia

Saint Basil's Cathedral
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 The church acquired its present-day vivid colors in several stages from the 1680s to 1848. Russian attitude towards color in the 17th century changed in favor of bright colors; icon and mural art experienced an explosive growth in the number of available paints, dyes and their combinations. - in: wikipedia

Kazan Cathedral
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 Kazan Cathedral RussianКазанский собор, also known as the "Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan", is a Russian Orthodox churchlocated on the northeast corner of Red Square in MoscowRussia. The current building is a reconstruction of the original church, which was destroyed at the direction of then General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet UnionJoseph Stalin, in 1936. - in: wikipedia

Spasskaya Tower
The Spasskaya Tower (RussianСпасская башня, translated as "Saviour Tower") is the main tower with a through-passage on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin, which overlooks the Red Square.
The Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari. - in: wikipedia

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