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Saturday, May 26, 2012

PhotoHunt - Famous Places, Creative

The world famous Kremlin is one of the most important historic complex and is easily recognized around the world as a symbol of Russia and the seat of its president.

It's really big, bigger than I ever imagined. There are four palaces, four cathedrals and 20 towers that make up the remarkable Kremlin and a massive wall that surrounds the area.

The incredible kremlin which means fortress in Russian, also overlooks two more of Moscow's most famous sights, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. For years it had been our dreams to visit these exquisite places and we could not contain our excitement when we reached there. They look fabulous in postcards and on TV but they're even more impressive up close.

Here's a view of the Spasskaya Tower at night, which holds the iconic Kremlin clock

The history of Moscow Kremlin goes back to old times. During the Middle Ages, the Kremlin served as an administrative and religious center and also provide protection against enemy forces. When the city was under attacked, the civilians were encouraged to seek immediate shelter within the complex.

Apart from the historical monuments, it's quite common to find Russian nesting dolls sold everywhere in the city. They are wooden painted dolls that come in creative styles and different sizes. I bought a few sets of these unique dolls and gave them as souvenirs to my family and friends.

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  1. Wonderful shots from Russia and so many Matrjoschkas

  2. Your first picture is amazing, I wonder if I ever am going to visit Moskow.


  3. I love traveling with you. thanks!

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  4. Bonza photos. I especially like the photo of the russian dolls because each individual doll seems to have a personality all of their own :-).

  5. Wonderful shots of the Kremlin. The nesting dolls are great. My Dad brought my daughter back some of the nesting dolls when he visited Russia in the early 1990s which she loved.

  6. You've really been places! And taken great photos of them!! :b

  7. Kremlin is so magnificent! I want to own one of those beautiful Russian dolls too!

  8. Hi Life Ramblings, wonderful choice for the two themes. Your photos are very beatufiful. I would love to visit Russia one day to see the Kremlin too. Those dolls are so cute.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. u travel very much, are your journeys monitored? I mean I know some countries issue 2 passports.

  10. Hi Ann,

    i'm not a frequent business traveler so i've no good reasons for needing two. besides, i don't think my country will allow second passport.:)

  11. Excellent and beautiful images of Russia's historical buildings. I didn't know that...Kremlin="fortress".

    And the nesting dolls, if I didn't collect Santas, I think this is what I'd collect. They're so very interesting.

    My CREATIVE LINK Hope you can stop by. Have a great weekend.

  12. Beautiful collection of photos! I love the look of the Kremlin

  13. Beautiful ! for sure that's on my travel list !

  14. I like this Kremlin building! Awesome!

  15. the buildings are so beautiful! :) love the picturesque view there.

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  16. When you mentioned that this place is more beautiful in person, I felt my heart skipped a bit. Your photos show how beautiful this place is and it's more beautiful upclose and personal? Oh dream, how I wish to visit this place too soon in this lifetime. :)