Arrived in Moscow around midday, we had a quick lunch before exploring the city.
We visited the Cathedral Square which is famous as the site of solemn coronation and funeral processions of all the Russian tsars, patriarchs, and Grand Dukes of Moscow. Even today, the square is used in the inauguration ceremony of the President of Russia.
The square owes its name to the three cathedrals facing it which are Cathedral of the Dormition, Cathedral of the Archangel, and Cathedral of the Annuciation. The tallest structure on the square (and formerly in all of Russia) is Ivan the Great Bell Tower, which also separates Sobornaya Square from Ivanovskaya Square.
|my sister with the Tsar Bell|
|Bell Tower of Ivan the Great|
|pretty gilded onion domes|
|Russian Starbucks Coffee|
|Russian Mc Donald's|
If you're curious you can read the history of Red Square to find out what was happened there.
My impression of Moscow was that the city's more crowded and complicated than St. Petersburg, nevertheless it's a beautiful city.
|the famous Red Square|
|St. Basil Cathedral|
|Moscow's colourful symbol|
|statue of Minin and Pozharsky|
|one of Moscow's historical metro stations|
|pretty colourful Matryoshka|
|a pretty little bird bid me goodbye :)|