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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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No photo available Melanie Rossi
From: San Diego, USA
Date: 2004-08-11 22:09:54

We were given Arthurs name by another family from Ireland who had used his services during their adoption. We decided to try Aruthur and were happily surprised. We had 4 people plus luggage and he arranged for his brother to also come and pick us up at the airport. We also used Arthur for a tour of the city. If we had met Arthur on our first trip we would have seen much more of Moscow. What a pity!