Todays main activity was a short cruise on the Moscow river. The port is located a short ten minutes walk from my hotel, and I had heard that this was something to see. But as with everything, the language barrier was a little problem as always, but with a little bit of entreprenurial spirit and good help from the excellent reception at my hotel they wrote a note explaining what I was trying to do…. That was getting on the cruise that leaves and return to the same port not far from my hotel. (othervise , I would probably not be writing this article now, takeing some kind of transport to somewhere I DONT KNOW…)
So with the note In my hand, and a questionmark on my face I handed the lady the note, and she started pointing and explaining and I concurred. (Hoping we could make an agreement. 5 minutes and 300 rubles (12 $) later, I was directed to my ship.
This was obious a popular activity for ordinary russians, becouse quite a lot of people was on the cruise, enjoying the scenary and taking pictures.
This first picture I took from the boat show the hotel where I am staying. Its name is “Katerina city hotel”, and it is very nice and quiet. During my four days here I have meet english, scots, welsh, sweeds, chillien, deutch, austrien, french and of course russian staying here. So truly a international place.
The next images show some of the Kremlin and the red square as it is seen from the river. Since Moscow was founded at the river, and the river provided the big oportunities, it also introduced the large threats. The Kremlin fortifications is quite impressive and deterritive when seen up close.
The Kremlin fortifications consists of many beautiful watchtowers. Here are a good example.
Inside the Kremlin are many important buildings. If I am not mistaken, this one is the office of President Putin.
The Church of St.Basil is one of the more iconic images of Moscow. It is stunning from the river.
Alongside the river there where walkways and places for recreation. This was a stairway down to the riverbed. Brilliantly made into the landscape.
When I can experience landscapes as this in the middle of a crowded and large world city as Moscow. I can understand why the locals enjoy some time on the river.
Behind the river, you can spot the new modern buildings rising.