Monday, May 23, 2016

Moscow Day 4

This was our last full day in Moscow and we got up early to go to Red Square. The weather was amazing. It was sunny and in the 40's and it was almost too hot for a coat when you were walking around.  We walked from our hotel, down Arbat, to Red Square. We stood in a super long line to try to get tickets to do some of the tours like the diamond fund and the armory. After an hour we were next to get tickets and the lady shut the window and put a closed sign up! Evidently there were only a limited amount of tickets and they ran out. We didn't care though because it was just so fun to be together and have time to talk.  We decided to just walk around and explore on our own. The Red Square is pretty amazing. It is huge! One whole side is an upscale mall and there are a couple cathedrals and government buildings inside.

The picture below is a few blocks away from Red Square.
The picture above is the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Our favorite thing that we did in Moscow was touring St. Basil's Cathedral. The cathedral was built in the 1500's and is now a museum that displays old icons and religious art.
After climbing that tight stair case in the picture above it opened up into a round room that I'm guessing is at the bottom of one of the towers. There were three men in there singing hymns. The acoustics just made their voices fill the space and you felt it. It was incredible to experience it in that setting.
Here are some funny pictures that really showcase my amazing photography skills...
Here I caught Mark mid-yawn
And the awesome painting below that I was sure to capture!
It really was a dream come true to be able to do this with Mark. I loved every second and am so thankful that we were able to do it.

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