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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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Jared & Evie Rein Jared & Evie Rein
From: Alameda, California, U.S.A.
Date: 2006-09-19 04:22:33

My wife and I as well as two of my friends just visited Moscow for 2 days. Arthur is truly a great guide to have on your trip to Moscow. He is a very friendly and fun guy that will have you remember your trip that much more. Arthur is also very generous and helpful, as on many occasions he got us through situations we would have no idea how to get through. He shows you his city which he is very proud of, and should be, I have been to 30 countries myself, and would easily choose Russia as the one with the most spectacular and beautiful things to see. May I recommend going along on the night tour of Moscow, it is a spectacular look at the sights under moonlight (and artificial light). Perhaps mention the route we took: St.Basil's, The Kremlin, Lenin's Tomb, night tour, Novodsky Convent during Day 2... Arthur doesn't let you feel out of place in Moscow, he truly is a friend in a far away place. He lets you go where you want to go. He is very informative, and just very fun to hang out with. I wish him only the best in his endeavors, and if I ever visit Russia again, we will definetly call our friend Arthur again!!! Thanks for everything man, we'll keep in touch ;)
-Jared & Evie