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Lights of Cathedral & Bridge

Lights of Cathedral & Bridge

Here is one more picture from my Night Moscow tour on the first evening of 2008. This photo I took on Bersenievskaya embankment, opposite side to cathedral of Christ the Savoir, and nearby of the Patriarch Bridge. It were so nice reflections of its lights on the partly frozen surface of Moscow-River (Moskva-Reka) so I decided to make one more shot from this angle... I have so many pictures of this cathedral in a day or a night times, in different seasons and weather conditions, and I think now that it could be wise to make special photo album for this cathedral on my website, what you think?

I would like to say sorry to people, who don't like graffito on walls of buildings, fences or any constructions... Here, in Moscow, actually it very hard to find this stuff and the sign here on the river wall is just my greeting to you made in Photoshop :-).

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a great monument to Russian military glory and superb example of Russian architecture. It was opened in 1883, in a memory of Russian victory over Napoleon in 1812. This Cathedral had been under construction for about 40 years (1839-1883), but it was destroyed in one day, in December 5th, 1931 - during the Stalin's time, because communists decided to build "Soviet Palace" for their meetings. The Cathedral was recovered during 1995 - 2000. The pedestrian bridge, called Patriarch Bridge, was added in 2004 to finish architectural ensemble surrounding this cathedral.

Another pictures from the tour "Night Moscow" on the first eveving of 2008:

1. photo: "Laser effects on the MGU";
2. photo: "New Year Tree on Lubyanka"

PS: Happy New 20008 Year!
With BEST Regards,
Arthur Lookyanov
Private Guide & Driver in Moscow
Last Edited: Jan 2nd, 2008

Photo taken on 2008-01-01 at 19:26:16

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As you can read in the comments on either side of this testimonial, Arthur's many clients have been so satisfied and enthusiastic about his services that they seem to compete to articulate the best and most impressive recommendation of his services. We will not be an exception. Arthur was outstanding as a tour guide, driver, photographer and translator. We saw the most important sites in Moscow and outside of Moscow. One of the highlights of our trip was Moscow by night which was an incredible introduction to this beautiful city. With Arthur’s help, we saw sites that are rarely available for viewing such as the Kremlin Palace. In addition, Arthur also showed us sites that are rarely visited such as the Gorky House, Tolstoi House, Chaliapin House and Scriabin House, which gave us an insight into how famous Russian writers, opera singers and composers lived. All of these visits made our tour of Moscow richer and more insightful. Arthur seems to know every street in one of the largest cities in the world, and every short cut to avoid the many traffic jams in Moscow. With his knowledge of Moscow and a genuine desire to satisfy his clients’ wishes, Arthur assured that we made the most of our time in this exciting city. As an avid photographer, he documented our entire visit to Moscow with photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. And finally, Arthur’s extensive knowledge of art, architecture, history and religion enhances each tour. We strongly encourage anyone interested in an in-depth tour of Moscow to consider Arthur because he will exceed your expectations.