Monday, August 15, 2011

Third! Moscow!


Hello guys i'm back again, finally got a day off due to elections ^^ and i'm bringing you one of the cities that i like the most, mainly architectury speaking, Moscu.

Moscow is the capital city of Russia and one of its federal cities.
Populated with 10.562.100 permanently habitants, Moscow is the most populated Russian city, and European.
It is also an important economic center. At year 2008 Moscow was named the most expensive city of the world for 3 years in a row.

Architecture:

There is many arquitecture styles in Moscow, from rennaisance buildings to barroc and modern architecture.
At the historical center of Moscu, most of the buildings are prerevolutionary, their construction date from latest XIX century and begin of XX century.

Moscu Kremblin
The Kremlin in Moscow covers an area of 28 hectares and is surrounded by a red brick wall of 2235 meters in leght. In the center are three beautiful cathedrals. The Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Michael's Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Annunciation. There is not too much space between these cathedrals.

Musem of National History:

This Museum is one of the most important museums in Russia. It was built in 1872 by order of Emperor Alexander II. This Museum is located in front of the Red Square, it is also important because it is considered the National Treasure of Russia, In this museum are located all pre historical relics if the tribes that inhabited this country.







GUM:

GUM are the central warehouses of Moscow. A very beautiful building from the late XIX century.

Also noteworthy is the Lenin Mausoleum, 1930 and Gallows, the XVI century, to give public reading at the most important decrees of the authorities, but later was also used for execution of prisoners.



St. Basil's Cathedral and Monument to Minin and Pozharsky:


St. Basil's Cathedral was built between 1555 and 1561 by order of Ivan the Terrible. Before her is a bronze statue of Kuzma Minin and dedicated to Dmitri Pozharsky sumbolizing the Russian national feeling, as these characters are identified as the great heroes of the expulsion in 1612 of Polish and Lithuanian invaders. The statue was inaugurated in 1818, after defeating a new invader, Napoleon.



Bolshoy Theatre:

Bolshoi's company was founded in 1776 by P. Ursov and M. Maddox. After three years representing his works in a private, acquired the Petrovsky Theatre, where act until a fire destroyed the campus in 1805. The present building was built in 1825 on the remains of the theater Petrovsky, designed by architect Osip Ivanovich Bovet. It is, after La Scala, the largest theater in Europe.

2 comments:

Randall A. on August 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM said...

I've wanted to go to Moscow for a long time!

Lady Lunacy on August 22, 2011 at 4:37 PM said...

cool buildings ;)

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