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Tsar Cannon & Small Boy

Tsar Cannon & Small Boy

Today I was in Moscow Kremlin with my new client from Ireland. This month, in December, it is getting dark in Moscow pretty early, almost after 4 pm, and when we finished tour inside all Kremlin’s cathedrals it was already starting dark and I decided to show my client and make several pictures with him nearby the fine examples of Russian workmanship, Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell. When I was making photo session with my client nearby Tsar Cannon, I marked that it was quite impressive result even I used external flash to highlight a little bit foreground, so then I decided to make several shoots with Tsar Cannon without my client in a hope to make interesting picture... I had not a lot of time for it, because of my client was waiting for me, but I got so great interest in try to make the good composition, so even I had not marked a little boy standing nearby the huge wheel of the carriage of Tsar Cannon...

I made couple of interesting shots and posted another picture in this album with the name "Might of the Tsar Cannon" where you can see an interesting effect when I was able to highlight by external flash just the old cannon, without balls and carriage which were cast 150 years later in St. Petersburg as decoration for the Tsar Cannon. The cannon looks pretty powerful on both photos, especially it impress by its diameter. Behind the cannon you can see the main and oldest church inside the Moscow Kremlin - Assumption Cathedral which was built at the end of 15th century.

The Tsar Cannon Details:
Year of Cast: 1586
Foundry Man : Andrei Chokhov
Main Purpose: Defend the Kremlin's Savior Gate
Material: Bronze
Lenght: 5.34 meters
Diameter: 890 mm
Weight: 40 tonns

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookianov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
Pictures of Russia
Dec 12th, 2006

Photo taken on 2006-12-12 at 16:10:49

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Robert Monfrini Robert Monfrini
From: Encino, California, USA
Date: 2010-09-02 17:52:18

I was looking for a driver/guide to tour Moscow's Golden Ring and somehow fortunately found Arthur's website. Via email and a few SKYPE calls we discussed my proposed itinerary, with Arthur suggesting some great embellishments to what I had planned. In two, 14+ hour days we toured four of the major cities on the Golden Ring including Sergeev Posad (a must see), Vladimir and Suzdal. Arthur's knowledge of the sights and history of each of these areas was more than impressive as was his perseverance to gain entry into monasteries and churches that were closed when we arrived. He therefore enable me to see all the major sights along the way and not miss anything due to the timing of our arrival. Beyond being totally fluent in English, Arthur is extremely reliable, has a very comfortable car and really does a great job in fulfilling every wish of his clients. By the way, he's also a great photographer and may help you bring back some great pictures of your visit. After our initial long distance conversations and spending two days traveling the Golden Ring together, I feel that I not only had a great tour guide in Russia but have made a new friend. Arthur thanks for a fantastic tour!