Mother Russia Vol. 6 : The Kremlin

On my first day here, we went to the red square and st. Basil’s cathedral. The Kremlin was near by but we didn’t actually get inside. And this Saturday I lerned why: Getting tickets is nearly impossible.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/8, ISO 100 @ 24mm

We took the metro, and got off at Aleksandrovsky Sad (Alexander Gardens) station after a short ride. After a 5 minute walk we reached thr Alexander Gardens themselves, and the queue to the Kremlin was endless. We couldn’t even get tickets to the Diamon Fund (a museum inside the Kremlin), but we got entry tickets to the Kremlin and after standing in the long line in the rather nice (but still cold) weather we got in.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/8, ISO 100 @ 18mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/8, ISO 250 @ 90mm

 

There are a few things to see on the Kremlin’s territory – A few churces, built a few centurie ago, with iconic golden and silver domes, beautiful gardens, and 2 major exhibits – the Tsar Pushka (cannon) and the Tsar Kolokol (bell). The sun showed occasionally and I had the rare chance to take some nice photos of the golden domes, which shined beautifully in the sunlight.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 100 @ 90m

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/640s, f/9, ISO 125 @ 38mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/640s, f/9, ISO 125 @ 58mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/14, ISO 100 @ 80mm

On my first day here, I lerned to appreciate the local architecture. The Kremlin did not fail to impress me:

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 200 @ 32mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 250 @ 50mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 100 @ 38mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/250s, f/14, ISO 160 @ 62mm

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The Tsar Pushka. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 250 @ 18mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 250 @ 70mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 400 @ 45mm

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The Tsar Kolokol. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/250s, f/22, ISO 125 @ 18mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/250s, f/22, ISO 250 @ 58mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/6.3, ISO 1250 @ 105mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/125s, f/9, ISO 500 @ 18mm

The Kremlin Regiment had made an appearance and we were lucky enough to watch their impressive parade, consisted of horse ridden soldiers, a marching band and marching soldiers.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 250 @ 52mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 400 @ 80mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 640 @ 90mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/250s, f/22, ISO 160 @ 18mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/250s, f/22, ISO 100 @ 18mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/250s, f/22, ISO 160 @ 34mm

 

So, overall, I really enjoyed the visit to the Kremlin (sadly, no Diamond Fund this time.. ) and I gotta say, this is definitely one of the sites you must visit if you’re in Moscow (pretty sure that any tourism article/guide would tell you the same lol). Just make sure you get there early so you can get tickets 🙂

High quality images will be avaliable on my flickr account soon.

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