Showing posts with label moscow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label moscow. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Misc Moscow Memories

A few more pics from the trip I wanted to share!

Ice skating rink in Red Square


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

домой из Москвы (home from Moscow!)


With only 72 hours in Moscow I was determined to soak in as much as possible, and mission extremely accomplished! The city of Moscow has so much history to offer (not to mention window shopping) that you constantly have something beautiful to look at. A note for the boys, the women aren't bad either (okay, they're amazing).  We visited a lot of the major landmarks and a few tailored to us...

First up was obviously Red Square. Despite the red of the buildings, the name actually translates from Russian (Красная площадь) as beautiful square. But the word Красная can also mean red, pretty convenient coincidence right? Okay so there is a LOT of history about red square itself, and the different ya know, military things that happened, and if I were to try and tell it to you, I'd royally mess it up. So! Let's just talk about how pretty it is yes? 

The style of the buildings is Moscow Baroque which dates back to the 16th century. St. Basil's Cathedral is a great example of this and what I was most excited about seeing. I had been looking at pictures of it since playing Candyland and couldn't believe I was actually there! On the square you will see the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM department store (a large mall which was scheduled to be torn down until the wives of the men who worked in the Kremlin had their say), the restored Kazan Cathedral, and Resurrection, or Iberian Gate.

St. Basil's Cathedral

Iberian Gate

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Quick hello from Moscow!

Whew! We did an all day walking tour (10:30am - 8pm) that I can't wait to write about and tell you how amazing they were. Unfortunately my cell phone and the hotel wi-fi aren't getting along very well so I only have one photo to share (but it's one of my favs!)...

Tomorrow we're hitting the market, my favorite part of any trip! Fingers crossed for a fuzzy hat and matryoshka doll. For now, the champers we got is calling to me :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Moscow here I come!

How I wanted this post to go...

Well it's less than 24 hours now until we're on a plane to snowy Moscow and there are just a few last minute items to pack, snacks for the plane ride to pick up and then we'll be all ready to go!

How it's actually going down...

I don't even have a suit case out. I don't have any clothes picked out, heck I don't even know where my winter gloves are.

I'm putting in my last 8 hours of work before the long weekend and trying to keep track of everything that still needs to be packed and prepped. It seems we need so much stuff even for just a weekend away (okay, it seems I need so much stuff for even just a weekend away). Eiks! Time to get back to work so I can get out of here and start getting everything packed up!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

So. Much. Snow.

Even when going about my (what turned into extremely busy) day, I do my best to keep up with twitter (I hate being out of the loop!). This tweet by Capital Weather Gang immediately caught my eye...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

To Russia (with my love!)

T-21 days until Moscow! So you'd think me and mr A would have more figured out but alas, we've dropped the ball. I've done plenty of girly preparations,  buying a new coat and new snow boots, but we've done little in the way of confirming anything besides our hotel and airfare.

Luckily being the shortie that I am, the coat goes down past my knees. Although, the best part is definitely the hood!

While in Moscow, we'll be staying at the Ararat Park Hyatt which is located thisclose to red square. The hotel looks decadent and offers amazing views of some of the most historic and recognizable buildings in Moscow. Check out the view from the Conservatory Lounge & Bar!

I can't wait to wander the square and I'm hoping for a little bit of snow (I know, I'm crazy!). Here's a run down of the places I'd like to see while we're there:
  • ST. BASIL (candy mountain!)
  • Red Square
  • Kremlin
  • Russian Metro Stops (known for their beautiful artwork)
  • Bolshoi Theater (unfortunately no ballet, but they arere showing a German opera while we're there)
  • Space Monument and Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (mr A majored in astrophysics in undergrad)
  • Bunker-42 on Taganka, a cold war museum

We're still working on figuring out all the details (okay, any details), but I'm sure we'll have a great time even if we do wait until the last minute!

до свидания! (goodbye! in russian)