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Victory Square on the Hill

Victory Square on the Hill

The Victory Park is a park to honor the millions who died and those who survived World War II. It was the edge of Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill (the Bowing Hill) that Napoleon stood in 1812, looking at the Kremlin and awaiting the keys to the city of Moscow, which would symbolize the city's surrender to the invader. The huge complex was finally completed in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Union's WWII victory. It consists of an obelisk, a large museum, a church, several monuments, an open-area exposition of military vehicles and fortifications, and a group of fountains which is red-lighted at nights (like fountains of blood Russian soldiers shed in battle-fields fighting against Germans during the Great Patriotic War).

Photo taken on 2004-07-26 at 11:13:37

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No photo available Howard Barlow
From: Beaumont, Texas USA
Date: 2008-01-17 18:18:35

I travel to and through Moscow once, or twice, a year. Usually, I do not have time for pictures. This last trip was to be no different,as I was arriving at 2030, on 24 December, leaving the next day.

I contacted Arthur to take me around Moscow. I couldn't believe he wanted to that late, but there we were, freezing temps, photographing Moscow from many venues.

Arthur proved to be quite knowledgeable about history, and such, but that did not surprise me.

Next time I visit, I will schedule a more reasonable amount of time, getting day, as well as night, photographs.

Thank you, Arthur. You made it a fun time, and we both captured a lot of great images. See you this summer, I hope.