Moscow - The advanture continues
Trip Start May 01, 2009
21Trip End May 22, 2009
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Today I head on the the outer skirt of the city to see some of the other famous sites here in Moscow. The first place I went is Novodevichy Convent and Cemetary. I was surprised that the convent is closed today and tomorrow, so I went to the cemetary instead. This is no ordinary cemetary but its where all the famous Russian people were buried. The Tombstones are beautifully carved depicting how the deceased is known for.
After this I went to the statue park due south of Moscow. This is supposed to be where one of the more interesting art museum is located, but it is closed too :( The statue park is worth the long walk fromt the train station, across the bridge and under a tunnel and over on the other side of the park. All the famous Soviet icons, hammer and sickle, Stalin, Lenin are displayed. There are also some interesting statues and some victim of the soviet regime as well all displayed in some lively statues.
By this time I am gettting more used to the complex Cryillic symbols of the subway, which made navigation just that much easier. Most of the stations shows interesting architecture, frescos, paintings its almost like walking through the museum going from one station to another. It is interesting that at the interchange station, when I go from one level to another, the station name changes as well as the beautiful designs. This is quite confusing.
I spend the rest of the afternoon wondering through the oldest street of Moscow ulitsa Varvarka, this is where some of the oldest churches and buildings are located at.
I finished the night with some tasty Russian treat call Pelmeni, it is the Russian dumpling ( ravioli ) filled with beef or pork.
For the evening, I decided to catch the famous Russian ballet, since most of tickets already sold out, I settled for a Russian show, quite boring, basically fell asleep the whole time. the 4 actors and actresses just yap the whole way in Russian ( of course ), got a few words, but didn't excite me too much. As I exit the teatre, I saw this massive military parade down Tverskaya Ulitsa, the largest boulvard in Moscow toward the Kremlin. As I asked some the bystanders, I found out this the day when Russian celebrated their end of WWII defeating the German Nazi's. Kind of remind me of the Red old days where the military parade occurs.