Thursday, 3 May 2007

Moscow Kremlin



This photo may look like a 'postcard' as well, although such shooting angle is rather nontypical. So today I present you Moscow Kremlin, the very heart of Russia. As you may (or may not) be aware, 'Kremlin' is a common word for citadel-like constuction which consists of a number of towers connected by strong walls. The courtyard within the walls usually contained sales area, temples and rulers' residence. In the case of war all the people took shelter in the kremlin; for that reason there always was a considerable reserve of arms and food in the towers, as well as some kind of water supply.
In old days kremlins could be found in nearly every Russian town, but only several of them survived through the centures. You can see them in Astrakhan, Rostov, Novgorod, Kazan, Moscow and few other towns.
(to be continued)

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