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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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Craig Biesecker Craig Biesecker
From: Brooklyn, USA
Date: 2010-03-28 02:59:47

The best thing that we did to help with jetlag was booking a Moscow by night tour with Arthur. We saw and learned so much in just a few hours with Arthur. I was greatly impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm of the history of each point. What a beautiful city and all the more charming with a guide like Arthur! Spasiba Arthur!

To Arthur:
Thank you so much for 2 wonderful, wonderful experiences during our stay in Moscow. We are sorry that we weren't able to get you tickets to the show but it was very very oversold and we were not able to get anything. All of us had a great time and I just wanted to thank you again.

Sincerely, Craig (Dancer of the Mark Morris Dance Group).