Red Square (Moscow, Russia)

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It called red square because of its bricks color, this was meant to be a marketplace before and also used for public ceremonies.

For most visitors, Red Square is indelibly associated with images of stone faced Soviet leaders standing in the bitter cold as a panoply of military might rumbles past their review stand atop Lenin’s Mausoleum. Although the Square is no longer witness to the imposing parades of May Day, it remains a profoundly impressive space.

Delimited by the stark severity of the mausoleum, the expansive facade of the world-famous GUM department store, and the exuberant colors of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square is, and deserves to be, the requisite first stop for any visitor to Moscow.

written by grad on 2009-06-13 in #world #locations #structures #city #russia #red-square

8 Comments

  1. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    So many places to go....

  2. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    велосипедный КРЕМль N24 :) Влад рулит! :)

  3. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    #2 & 3....are really good and fit the name of the square very well!

  4. mattydk
    mattydk ·

    it is a beautiful place to visit. Great gallery grad!

  5. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    A great place to visit !

    I love number 5 and the redscale one's !

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great grad !

  7. chourique
    chourique ·

    @grad Какие красные кирпичи? Влад, ты чего? :) Кремль же даже изначально был белого цвета. Красный в смысле красивый

  8. grad
    grad ·

    @chourique ну это редакторы чего-то приплели похоже, скорее всего у меня было как-то скучно и криво написано по английски.

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