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Bells in wodden tower

Bells in wodden tower

On a recent visit to the famous Izmailovo market (Vernisazh) with a client, we discovered, completely by accident, a special museum of Orthodox Church Bells located in the attractive wooden and brick towers of the spectacular Kremlin in Izmailovo which was built in old Russian style of architecture. We were especially lucky that we met Konstantin, a professional bell ringer with 17 years experience. He was a pupil of the best Russian bell ringers and occasionally rings the bells in the Ivan Bell Tower in the Moscow Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and in the bell tower of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad. He provided us with very interesting information about the history of traditional bell ringing in Russia, the different types of bells, the shapes of bells from the 17th to 21st century. He demonstrated different types of bell ringing and we listened, fascinated, to the sounds of the bells, totally in awe. After this performance of amazing music, Konstantine gave my client a couple of lessons for beginners. Then we went downstairs into the small museum where he showed us photos and examples of Orthodox bells.

The Museum of Bells in Izmailovo was created as a result of 20 years of scientific research by specialists from The Society of Church Bell Ringers lead by Igor Konovalov, senior bell ringer of Cathedrals of Moscow Kremlin and Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

We were so exited that the hour we were in the museum just flew by. I really recommend a visit here. The reasonably priced tour can be arranged in advance for everyone who goes to Izmailovo market. You will have fun for sure!

With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide & Personal Driver in Moscow
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Last Edited: August 10th, 2007

Photo taken on 2007-08-05 at 15:01:44

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