Today however we wanted to get to the Kremlin early since we didn't have a lot of time. We needed to be back and ready to go to the Embassy by 1:15. We bought our tickets and wanted to go into the Armory. We had a difficult time finding the right entrace to get into the armory. This place is huge, nothing marked in English, and no one will help you find your way. It's a good thing that I am a pushy kinda person, because I just kept asking and asking. I think Tyler was a little embarrassed of me, but hey I found the place and he didn't. The armory is spectacular. There is so much to see and so much to know that your head starts to spin after a while. Considering I did a really good job understanding history in St. Petersburg, it was a whole new thing to learn more here. My favorite rooms in the Armory are the "Coach" room, which held all the coaches that Katherin the Great rode in. They were BEAUTIFUL! Works of art in evey detail. Then the second room I liked was the room that held all the beautiful Ball Gowns, and Innunciation Gowns. The detailing on the dress is just remarkable. To think that they would only wear the gown one time, thats it, no more. It would takes months and months to make and then its over after just one night.
We made it thru the rest of the Kremlin, the flowers in the garden were beautiful. I wished I had more time to see all of it, but since we were in a hurry we rushed thru that part.
We made it back, ate a quick bite, and then we were off to the embassy. The embassy is really no big deal. You go to a number of windows, pay your fee, take it to the next window, raise your right hand, swear that all details are correct. Wait about 15 minutes, pick up your sealed envelope, go home.
After we had Michael drop us off in front of Red Square. It is closed today because they are getting ready for the big parade. Huge bummer, I really wanted to take our picture in front of St. Basils. We walked a long time, around the baracades to come out by the "Gum" pronounced goom. It is a huge indoor mall, really beautiful with all high end shops. We walked thru it, to get out the other side, and wa la, we saw St. Basils. It was the back side of it, but none the less. I had Tyler take our picture. We walked all the way home, which was far and now we are resting. I think for dinner, we will go to TGI Fridays. I am tired of not knowing what any thing says, so I'm longing for home.
Tomorrow, we get picked up at 4:00 a.m. to make our plane trip HOME!
I'm clicking my heels, and saying, THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME! THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME! THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME!
Outside of the Kremlin,
flowers in the shape of the
St. Basils Cathedral peaks
Flower Garden inside the Kremlin
GUM shopping mall
St. Basils Cathedral
Back side of it
Shoes that the women wear here
how about this style ?????
Our apartment building