I arrived in Moscow in the evening so the first thing I did was to see Red Square at night, its really add a depth of color you do not see during the day. The Buildings around the square light up.
The walls of the Kremlin get a red glow and St. basil shines bright.
A closer look and St. Basil is even more colorful.
The domes really pop in the night.
A closer view.
The other domes.
GUM Department store.
A selfie. It seems that they do not turn the lights off when its dark.
Looking back from St. Basil
Its in the details…
The next day it snowed in Moscow!
I pass Lenin’s Mausoleum I did not have time to stand in line and go inside.
Lightly covered onion domes.
Looking back during the day.
To get to the Armory Museum inside the Kremlin, you have to leave Red Square and around long the wall with the eternal flame, and follow the park to the end of the wall to the last tower.
Walk down this path and you will find a ticket office. Make sure you buy online first as they have limited entry and can be sold out at popular times and days.
I enter the Kremlin!
Looking back from the Armory.
There were something like 10 Faberge Eggs on display. It would have been nice to view the eggs from different view points.
Diamond covered books…. why not?
Silver and gold everywhere.
The Armory is smaller than expected. The Armory from the outside.
There are also a group of Churches inside the Kremlin, and other interesting historical items of interest.
Another view of inside the Kremlin.
After walking around, I when to GUM for some coffee and snacks.