Monday, May 14, 2007

Trip in pictures

In short, I had a great Sunday. Somehow I still don't have my head around the trip, so I'm going to write a posting on the plane ride back to the good ol' US of A this afternoon. In the meantime, check out the trip in pictures.

Old and new German Chancellor Fellows at Red Square (well near the Square...it was closed because something was being built for a military celebration)





A view from the outside of the Kremlin. State Kremlin Palace (closed to the public) in the background.










Kremlin--State Kremlin Palace and Church of the Annuciation







Americans at the German Embassy (where some of the best grape leaves I've ever had were served!!)







Gosudarstvennyy universalnyy magazin--GUM-- Russia's biggest, oldest and fanciest mall







St. Basil's Cathedral-- commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate the capture of Kazan in the 1500's. The domes have only been painted with bright colors since 1670.










Spectacular-- what more can I say!!











Russian rainbow:-) The modern building is a Swisshotel and is representative of all the building and renovation that is going on in the city.

P.S. Condoleezza Rice arrives is Moscow today. I've spent the last week dealing with issues of international affairs. I leave the city in her capable hands;-) (At least she can read the subway signs!)

3 Comments:

Blogger kelly said...

should you continue to feel sick for a while after coming back, make sure to go to the doctor and mention the trip to russia (as if you would forget it). A friend who lived in St. Petersburg for 3 months came back with intenstinal parasites from the water (although she also thought she had avoided drinking it). ew. hope you feel better soon, though.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Monday 3:30 pm, and I'm looking forward to a call that you have landed in the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!!"
Loved the pictures-
Look for some good chicken noodle soup broth from the corner diner to settle your stomach.
Will talk soon
Much Love, Mom oxoxoxo

3:37 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Sorry to hear about some of your travel troubles, but your photos look great! Talk to you soon!!

10:36 PM  

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