|This is our ship, parked in the North Port of Moscow||The port building was a Soviet style complete with gold star.|
|We had a quick bus tour to get some sense of what's where.||Once a palace, now many of these buildings are used as offices.|
|The Cathedral of the Annunciation||The Tsar had this private booth. It is mounted
on four stone lions -- since the sculptors had never seen a lion, they look
Frescoes cover the walls and ceiling.
|Novodevichiy Convent as seen across the Moscow River. This convent was the home for wives no longer wanted by Tsars.|
|Down into the Metro -- 371 steps on this escalator.
Each station has a different theme.
|On the corner of Red Square - a gem - St. Basil's.|
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