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MOSCOW SIGHTS!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
I really love winter!  I love how I can layer my clothes and test different looks, wear scarves and sweaters and not sweat!  Ever since I can remember, I loved the cold!  I must have been an Eskimo in my past life.  Well, since it was the tail end of winter in Moscow, me and the gang took full advantage of the weather and had a virtual fashion shoot at every pit stop we did.
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Tessa and I in front of our hotel!

Tessa and I in front of our hotel!

It is still winter in Moscow.

It is still winter in Moscow.

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Obviously we did the major highlights like the Victory Park which only took literally 3 minutes because it started to rain.  Then we had to make take a bathroom break and discovered a forest in the back all blanketed in snow!  We all had one thing in mind and had an instant photo shoot!  I mean Divine and  Tessa was with us so we just had to.  Turned out to be the best photos in the trip!  LOL!
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The gang in Moscow's Victory Park

The gang in Moscow's Victory Park

Malu in our instant photo shoot.

Malu in our instant photo shoot.

The  bathroom break that became an instant photo shoot.  Had to show you how Russian public toilets look like?  Impressive ano?  Super linis!

The bathroom break that became an instant photo shoot. Had to show you how Russian public toilets look like? Impressive ano? Super linis!

Nix and I take advantage of the great setting!

Nix and I take advantage of the great setting!

Nag papacute lang po!

Nag papacute lang po!

Malu, Nix and Rosan on top of Moscow's view sites.  The weather was grey, making the views really unclear.

Malu, Nix and Rosan on top of Moscow's view sites. The weather was grey, making the views really unclear.

 I love these metal objects.  I have a small collection at home but I was proud that I did not buy anything on this trip.

I love these metal objects. I have a small collection at home but I was proud that I did not buy anything on this trip.

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After that we did the rounds of the sights like the Novodevichy convent where the Czar’s would banish their wives and sisters that proved to be inconvenient…whatever that means?!  Here you will also find a beautiful church that is a UNESCO world heritage sight.  I loved our time there as it was tranquil and peaceful.  We then proceeded to the Christ the Savior Cathedral which is actually called the Church of the Nativity.  This great Cathedral was actually rebuilt from the original structure of 1939 in the 1990′s.  It is the tallest church in Moscow and it is quite impressive.
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This was the entrance to the Novodevichy convent.
This was the entrance to the Novodevichy convent.
Spotted a super beautiful door with a great green color so Divine and Nix had to pose.

Spotted a super beautiful door with a great green color so Divine and Nix had to pose.

NIx and I in front of the Smolensk Cathedral which reminds one of a really fun fairytale castle.

NIx and I in front of the Smolensk Cathedral which reminds one of a really fun fairytale castle.

 Vic with the girls!

Vic with the girls!

 I loved walking along the gardens in the convent.

I loved walking along the gardens in the convent.

 Nix underneath a dramatic tree.

Nix underneath a dramatic tree.

Rosan, Malu and Tessa in full on winter mode!  We heard that it was getting really hot in Manila so we took full advantage of the cold.

Rosan, Malu and Tessa in full on winter mode! We heard that it was getting really hot in Manila so we took full advantage of the cold.

Ganda na sana? Nakapikit ako!

Ganda na sana? Nakapikit ako!

 I too wanted to have a photo in front of that green door.

I too wanted to have a photo in front of that green door.

Then just as we were approaching the Christ the Savior Cathedral the sun came out!  What a blessing!

Then just as we were approaching the Christ the Savior Cathedral the sun came out! What a blessing!

Since they don't have palms in Russia, this is the symbol they use for Palm Sunday or to signify the start of spring.  They remind me of Pussy Willows.

Since they don't have palms in Russia, this is the symbol they use for Palm Sunday or to signify the start of spring. They remind me of Pussy Willows.

The boys shot!

The boys shot!

Local color!  People buying the twigs.

Local color! People buying the twigs.

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The traffic can get really unbearable in Moscow so it’s  a godsend that they have a metro/subway system that is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.  Can you imagine a metro stop that could rival any of our ball rooms in Manila?  It was outstanding!  We had to take a tour of the Metro and it was really a sight to be seen.  I felt the city come alive and in a way felt a connection with Moscow.
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Nap time muna!  Trapik!

Nap time muna! Trapik!

Here I am with our young guide to take us on a Metro tour of Moscow.

Here I am with our young guide to take us on a Metro tour of Moscow.

The escalators are one of the deepest in the world!  I took about 3 to 4 minutes from start to finish.

The escalators are one of the deepest in the world! I took about 3 to 4 minutes from start to finish.

Ball room style interiors!  It was fascinating!

Ball room style interiors! It was fascinating!

The marble and details were really special.

The marble and details were really special.

Went to another metro stop that had these brass sculptures.  One had to touch the dog to get good luck!  We all had to do it!

Went to another metro stop that had these brass sculptures. One had to touch the dog to get good luck! We all had to do it!

Nix's turn.

Nix's turn.

Nix waiting for the train.  Mind the gap!  LOL!

Nix waiting for the train. Mind the gap! LOL!

Another impressive metro stop. Sadly I forgot the names of these places as it felt like a whirl.

Another impressive metro stop. Sadly I forgot the names of these places as it felt like a whirl.

Admiring the details.

Admiring the details.

Beautiful Bas reliefs.

Beautiful Bas reliefs.

Grand gestures of Russia's past.

Grand gestures of Russia's past.

Mosaic decorated ceilings.

Mosaic decorated ceilings.

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HUGS!
RAJO!