15.08.2009 - 15.08.2009 10 °C
We had a lazy day walking around Moscow today, seeing all the things that we have missed out on! We started by getting the tube out of town to see the University of Moscow, which is housed in one of the 'Seven Sisters' - the matching buildings which Stalin placed all over the city in 1930s New York Art Deco style! The view was obstructed by a hill, but we managed to get a photo nonetheless! From there we got the tube back into the city centre and got off at the famous Bolshoi theatre, which was covered in scaffolding unfortunatly. After that we went to do some more souvenir shopping, russian dolls galore! The weather has been quite miserable today, but we dont really mind! We put our waterproofs on this morning and kept on trekking!
Once we had bought some more things, we headed off on a walking tour of Kitay Gorod, which is the area we are staying in at the moment. There are a collection of pretty little churches and grand old pastel coloured buildings scatted about.
Tonight we went to see the bright lights of Red Square, which were fantastic! We went into GUM, which is a very posh department store and walked around the square at night. We leave Moscow tomorrow morning for St Petersburg, where we will be staying for the next 4 days!
Lots of Love,
Chris and Alex xxx