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The Kremlin Embankment

The Kremlin Embankment

I think, that here is pretty interesting view on the Kremlin Embankment from Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Most (Eng: Big Moscow-River Bridge) with panorama of the downtown of Moscow city, the heart of Russia. This picture, lets me give it the full name "Moscow Winter Cityscape with a view on the Kremlin Embankment", I took recently, when the temperature was pretty low, about -15..-17 C, and my fingers almost frozen holding my camera.

The traffic here, of course, is bad as usual. Nowadays, each day dozens of thousands of cars moving around the beautiful Kremlin walls and towers, erected by Russian and Italian architects at the end of 15 century. The Moscow Kremlin has about 20 small and big towers and the length of it's walls is about 2.2 km. As stronghold of the city and one of the most fortified fortresses in Europe, all Moscow Kremlin walls were surrounded by the moats and rivers till beginning of 19th century.

On this picture you can see a part of the city from left side of Moskva-Reka (Moscow-River) well-known from Medieval times as "Zamoskvorechje" ( Eng: The over side of Moskva-Reka); Cathedral of Christ the Savoir, which was built at the end of 19th century and became the symbol of Orthodox Religion, it is considered to be the biggest cathedral in Russia; steam from one heating plant in downtown; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia - one of the famous Stalin's skyscrapers (Seven Sisters).

PS: Some of the wires from lampposts on foreground of this picture I decided to remove for better view.

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
Moscow Photo Gallery
Feb 13th, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-02-08 at 11:17:01

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James Wong James Wong
From: Philippines
Date: 2017-02-18 15:33:47

Don't be deceived by the title "Moscow Driver". Arthur is not merely a good driver, but an excellent tour guide and photographer. He picked us up from the airport and wasted no time in giving us a brief narrative of the city. We arrived in the afternoon and booked the evening tour. It was snowing but Arthur gamely lugged his pro camera and tripod to make sure we had great night time pictures which was a challenge by itself. He brought us to a nice grocery and helped us pick out food and rations for the next 2 days, a real money saver for us because the breakfast buffet at our hotel was pricey.

Arthur had boundless energy and passion during our 2.5 days with him. The fact that he is an engineer already suggests that he is highly educated and intelligent. His English is fluent and he is well versed in various subjects of local history, art and architecture. He never rushed and completely took in our pace which was exactly why we did a private tour so we were not herded in a bus like sheep. He is a consummate professional and patiently waits and speaks both like a history professor and long lost friend. At the end of each day, he promptly sent us all the wonderful portraits and pictures he took of us during the tour. Why even bother bringing your heavy photo gear when you have this guy? He was there till our last day to personally escort us to our train platform for our trip to St. Petersburgh.

Moscow is a vast city. Arthur is one of the best people not only to drive you through rain and snow, but to capture the precious moments and to make sure your trip will be remembered for a long, long time. A highly recommended tour guide and friend in Moscow.