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Might of the Tsar Cannon

Might of the Tsar Cannon

Yesterday, 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 Kremlins cathedrals it was already starting dark and I decided to make several pictures with my client nearby the fine example of Russian workmanship. because of I have not had tripod, I had to use flash (external) to highlight a little bit the huge cannon and several shots were pretty good, so that I decided to show you couple the best shots.

The first photo I posted in this album with the name "Tsar Cannon & Small Boy" and here you can see the second picture which I also like. Here I have got, I think, 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 very powerful on this photo, especially it impress by its diameter here and highlighted surface. 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 13th, 2006

Photo taken on 2006-12-12 at 16:08:56

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This is in dedication to Arthur who became my friend. He looked after me and took care of me with great care and tenderness. Who would have thought that as a famale traveling alone and landing in Moscow could trust the hands of a stranger to take her to her hotel. That strange man ended up being one of the best experiences of my trip. Besides being my driver, tour guide, educator, interpreter, photographer and mediator, he was kind and one of the most humble human beings I have ever come across. His passion for his work beamed through with his enthusiasm for his country as well as having the love for people and life. The tears we left behind were a symbol that there are such good people on this earth. Thank you so much for making my trip such a wonderful experience!